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Archive for: July, 2016

Tim Harris wins Stawell handicap

Former running heavyweight Tim Harris overcame a near disastrous navigational error on course to race away with a 10-kilometre Stawell handicap. After training up to 80 kilometres a week in preparation for the August 14 Adelaide Marathon, Harris settled into a trance-like rhythm in the Stawell Amateur Athletic Club race and missed a crucial turnoff […]

Eyrish Mist wins $10,000 Stawell Maori Legend feature

HOT TO TROT: Stawell Harness Racing Club has staged its annual feature event for two-year-old trotters, The Maori Legend, at Laidlaw Park.

Wimmera-Mallee silo art project attracting Australia’s best street artists

SILO ART TRAIL: Artist Guido Ven Helten in front of the mural he painted on silos at Brim. Silos at five other Yarriambiack towns will become tourist attractions as part of a new arts trail.

The Melbourne agency in charge of creating the ‘world’s largest art gallery’ on grain silos across the Wimmera and Mallee hopes to announce the first two artists for the project by the middle of August.

David Jochinke aims to ‘wear out a ute’ as VFF president

Murra Warra farmer David Jochinke has listed ‘wearing out a ute’ as a key-performance indicator of his job as Victorian Farmers Federation’s new president. Mr Jochinke said he believed strongly in a culture of inclusiveness and planned to travel extensively across the state to ensure the organisation’s 6000-plus members were engaged in farm issues. “I […]

Horsham ‘food hub’ underway on Salvation Army land

LANK CANVAS: WDEA Charitable Trust’s Brian O’Connor, Horsham councillor and Salvation Army member Mark Radford, Salvation Army Horsham Major Carolyn Wright, Wimmera Catchment Management Authority project officer Rae Talbot and Horsham Landcare facilitator Wendy McInnes launch a new community garden at the Salvation Army’s Kalkee Road site.

Instigators of a new kitchen garden on Salvation Army land envisage the project will create a ‘food hub’ with long-term benefits for the Horsham community. Horsham Landcare facilitator Wendy McInnes and Wimmera Catchment Management Authority project officer Rae Talbot launched the garden at Salvation Army Horsham’s headquarters on Thursday. Ms McInnes said the project, which […]

Horsham, Ararat arts centres receive funding boost

Wimmera performing and visual arts centres have received funding worth almost $1-million for the next three years.

Keg for a cause: Wimmera people raise thousands for White Ribbon

People raised almost $1300 for White Ribbon foundation’s Wimmera branch at a Keg for a Cause event in Horsham. The event preceded a White Ribbon round in Wimmera and Horsham District football and netball leagues at the weekend. Footballers and netballers donned white armbands to support White Ribbon’s campaign to end men’s violence against women. […]

Horsham district fallen to be recognised by new memorial

Contractors are scheduled to start construction work for a major memorial in Horsham tomorrow in a project designed to recognise the sacrifice of Horsham district soldiers killed as a result of action during the First World War.

People are the real need in regional Victoria

EDITORIAL: It would be easy to brush aside Victorian National leader Peter Walsh’s plea for the State Government to consider regional Victoria in efforts to manage population growth in the state.

Catfish have potential to dominate Wimmera River

Large freshwater catfish might become the dominant catch species in the Wimmera River if a virus planned for release across Australia succeeds in dramatically thinning the number of invasive carp in the system.

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