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Archive for: July, 2015

Horsham mayor happy with Kanagulk consultation

Horsham Mayor Mark Radford was pleased with the community’s interest in a proposed change to the Horsham Planning Scheme during an information session in Kanagulk Hall. About 60 people attended the session on Thursday to learn more about mineral sands company Iluka Resources’ proposal to continue disposing of by-products at its former Douglas mine site. […]

Longerenong College open day to showcase campus

Longerenong College will open its gates for its annual open day next Sunday, August 9. The college, specialising in hands-on agricultural studies,  will open to the general public and prospective students at 10am. The open day will include presentations on course structure, scholarship information and outline career opportunities in agriculture as well as future developments […]

Wimmera police officers honoured in Horsham

COMMENDED: Left, Constable Chris Wooley, Sergeant Sandra Marriner, Senior Constable Rowan Thorne and Constable Tracey Harrison.

Twenty Wimmera police officers won recognition for outstanding service to the community.

Ararat’s Danielle Jenkins shares family violence ordeal to help others

LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL: Ararat’s Danielle Jenkins wants to let victims know they are not alone.

He pursued her. He was charming. Funny. Persistent.

Wimmera-Mallee water managers predict outcomes of dry conditions

Wimmera-Mallee water managers waiting for spring rain have used a seasonal water briefing to explain what continuing dry conditions might mean for community groups later this year. With regional storage lakes and dams less than 30 percent full and the catchment dry, authorities are planning for a variety of scenarios if there is little run-off […]

Melva Peterson celebrates 100th birthday

Melva Peterson 100 years-e

Melva Peterson, nee Block, formerly of Horsham, celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday.  When Melva was born on July 20, 1915, her family was farming at Katyil West. Her family moved numerous times during her younger days to places such as Dimboola, Murrayville and finally settling at Kellalac. A romance with her neighbour, Edgar Peterson, […]

Advance Australia where?

BY DEAN LAWSON It’s incredible that more than 100 years after Federation many of us continue to struggle to understand or define what it means to be Australian. We seem to be caught in a perpetual cultural cringe, either hoping for or wishing to be something different or grasping at ethereal notions that have somehow […]

Emma Kealy suggests regional labelling branding

Federal Government moves to improve country-of-origin labelling for Australian produce has prompted state Member for Lowan Emma Kealy to suggest regional branding could also have promise. Ms Kealy said it could be worthwhile for groups representing the Wimmera, Western District or the Grampians to develop product branding for the Australian market. “We have wonderful produce […]

Longerenong College welcomes tractor partnership

Longerenong College and agricultural machinery firm O’Connors CASE IH have entered a partnership that will provide the college and its students with two new tractors, valued at nearly $500,000. Delighted campus head John Goldsmith said O’Connors would provide the tractors as part of a ‘very’ generous rental agreement. “It a tremendous outcome. It means our […]

Donald High School to host annual fete

Donald High School will present its annual fete from noon on August 7. A variety of food and produce will be on offer with year-11 students running a coffee shop until 2pm and year-seven students hosting a sweets stall. Activities will include various competitions, fashion parades organised by year-10s and year-12 students will sell tickets […]

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