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Archive for: March, 2017

2017 WFL COUNTDOWN: Stawell Warriors keen to break drought

In Wimmera Football League’s 2000 grand final, high-flying and mercurial forward Simon Dunn treated Wimmera Football League fans to an incredible display of high marking.

2017 WNA COUNTDOWN: Stawell Warriors youth and experience combine

Stawell will look to consolidate an improved 2016 season by advancing even further in 2017.

2017 MDFL COUNTDOWN: Wickliffe-Lake Bolac on the hunt for Magpie flag

Wickliffe-Lake Bolac will look to go one better in Mininera and District Football League this year after finishing runner-up to Tatyoon last season.

Close games as Phantoms volleyball state league starts

Phantoms teams competing in Victorian Volleyball League have experienced mixed results after the opening round of competition at the State Volleyball Centre. Six teams competed with two coming out on top. Reserves women, with former Volleyball Horsham member Jess Radford returning, made short work of Dandenong and won in straight sets. Division Two men, with […]

National gold for Edenhope athlete Jesse Iese

RISING STAR: Young athlete Jesse Iese, pictured with his Wimmera Sports Star of the Year award earlier last month, won a national gold medal at the 2017 Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney.

Reigning Wimmera Sports Star of the Year Jesse Iese of Edenhope has collected a national gold medal while competing in 2017 Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney. The Edenhope College student won the under-17 shot put from a field of 10 finalists from across Australia, a final throw of 18.35 metres clinching victory from fellow Victorian […]

New youth voices for Hindmarsh Shire

Hindmarsh Shire Youth Council will have nine new voices in 2017. Hindmarsh Shire Council will launch its youth leadership team on Wednesday next week. Mayor Debra Nelson said the council comprised students from Nhill, Rainbow and Dimboola colleges. “Of the 12 appointed youth councillors, three were re-elected from 2016 meaning we have nine new councillors […]

PHOTOS | Grading for Wimmera taekwondo students

Troy Winfield and Tom Johnstone at Tae Kwon Do grading at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Students learning the martial art through Diamond Life PT, which has studios in Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and Beaufort, underwent their first grading session on Saturday. About 70 students take part in taekwondo in the region. Head instructor Doug Abrahall said classes ranged for students aged from four to 84. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER < The entire […]

Millions for Edenhope Hospital; money for Wimmera Health Care Group and West Wimmera health

Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital is set for a $6.3-million upgrade as part of a State Government regional health-funding program. The funding announcement is one of several involving Wimmera health services. The government has also announced $1.2-million for an upgrade project for Wimmera Health Care Group and $748,000 for projects at West Wimmera Health Service. […]

Wimmera workshops document Aboriginal history with ‘river yarns’

From left, Ben Muir, Noleen Douglas, Belinda Marks and Ron Marks at a new water project documenting Aboriginal history and the cultural values of the Wimmera River – ‘Community Gathering – River Yarns’. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A new water project documenting Aboriginal history and the cultural values of the Wimmera River has started this week with ‘Community Gathering – River Yarns’. Five days of workshops and site visits involving traditional owners, Aboriginal and community groups, historical societies and local and state government representatives started in Horsham on Monday. River Yarns then […]

Nitro Circus ticket win for Maggie

NIGHT OF ACTION: Maggie McCoy, 10, of Warracknabeal, pictured with The Weekly Advertiser and 3WM and MIXX FM’s Aimee O’Callaghan, is the weekly winner of a family pass to Travis Pastrana’s Nitro Circus Regional Rampage Tour at Horsham City Oval on April 16. Maggie’s colouring-competition entry won her the ticket. The weekly competition will continue […]


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