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Archive for: January, 2015

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Wimmera jazz music enthusiast Jeff Harvey will be among the many who make the annual pilgrimage to the Grampians Jazz Festival in Halls Gap next month. Mr Harvey, who admits to be being more of jazz fan than player, will soak up all the music on offer, but is particularly interest ed in modern mainstream […]

Horsham Anzac camp

By DEAN LAWSON The level of Wimmera sacrifice at the Australian landing at Gallipoli in the First World War has prompted national organisers to include Horsham in major national Centenary of Anzac activities. People from across the Wimmera-Mallee have an invitation to share in a unique Spirit of Anzac experience as part of Camp Gallipoli, […]

More upgrades for greyhound centre

future planning: Horsham Greyhound Racing Club manager Justin Brilliant, pictured at Horsham Showground with ‘Bart’, a former racing dog now family pet. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

By DEAN LAWSON Multi million-dollar greyhound-racing developments at Horsham Showground in the next 12 months will include $160,000 in infrastructure upgrades. A project to install a 60-kilowatt solar electrical system at Horsham Greyhound Racing Club’s administration building and renovations to kitchen facilities will coincide with construction of a new state-of-the-art racing track. Horsham club manager […]

Award still a shock for animal ethics expert

SURPRISE: Veterinarian Dr Barbara Wellington, pictured with husband John, said she was speechless after learning of her Order of Australia or AM award. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Being including in this year’s Australia Day honours list came as an unexpected shock to retired Wimmera veterinarian Dr Barbara Joan Maddern-Wellington. Dr Wellington, who lives at Glenisla Crossing south of Horsham with husband and fellow veterinarian Dr John Wellington, said she was still ‘flabbergasted’. “You don’t serve on various committees expecting anything to come […]

Scholars to be guest speakers

West Wimmera Nuffield scholars Michael Craig and Jonathan Dyer will be guest speakers at events in Warracknabeal and Edenhope next month as they prepare for an international tour. The pair will speak at ‘Building Resilience in Farming’ events at The Creekside Hotel in Warracknabeal on February 11 and Bennett’s Edenhope Bakery on February 13, organised […]

Gap ready for all that jazz

Organisers of this year’s 29th Grampians Jazz Festival in Halls Gap next month are busy preparing for a big weekend of celebration. The festival, starting on February 13, continues to blossom and is again set to draw thousands of people to the Grampians tourist hamlet. Festival coordinator Peter Milburn said more than 3500 people attended […]

Rocklands tourist road open after fire

Rocklands tourist road open after fire Authorities have confirmed that the Rocklands-Cherrypool Road, from the Henty Highway south of Horsham, is open. Crews have completed most of the recovery work after fire in the area earlier this month. More road access information regarding parkland is available on 131 963 or www.parkweb.vic.gov.au.   Get the full […]

Keeping a check on social media

By DEAN LAWSON We are still coming to grips with the power people can wield by using social media to promote messages, causes, ideas and concepts. It seems there is limitless scope in using this medium. At one end of the scale it can be a conduit for harmless conversation, banter and imagery between friends. […]

Physio search ends

in good hands: RNH’s new physiotherapist Daniel Griffin, right, helps Yarriambiack Lodge resident John Souter with his exercise program. Picture: PETER MILLER

The search for a new physiotherapist has ended successfully for Rural Northwest Health. In his graduation year of studies, Daniel Griffin has moved from Queensland’s Gold Coast to Warracknabeal where he will work as the new physiotherapist with the health service’s Community Health team. His appointment ends a six-month search to find a replacement for […]

Feedback needed for council draft strategy

Horsham municipal leaders have asked for community feedback on a draft Municipal Strategic Statement. The Municipal Strategic Statement, or MSS, forms part of Horsham Planning Scheme and establishes policy for the use and development of land in the municipality. Horsham Mayor Mark Radford said an existing MSS dated back to 1999 and had not been […]

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