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Archive for: April, 2017

VIDEO | PHOTOS | Ben Donnelly walking for R U OK?

Former school principal Ben Donnelly is making his way through the Wimmera on foot during an epic journey to encourage people to support each other. Mr Donnelly has embarked on a walk of more than 1500 kilometres, from Lake Eyre to Mount Kosciuszko, to raise awareness of anxiety and depression. His ‘Walk For a Kinder […]

PHOTOS | VIDEOS | Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Victoria

Acting Inspector Scott Anderson with runners from Horsham Special School for Law Enforcement Torch Run in Horsham.

A Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised awareness of Special Olympics Victoria and the opportunities it provides for people living with intellectual disabilities. The torch run also highlights Victoria Police involvement and support for people living with a disability. The torch run visited Ararat and Horsham today and will visit Dimboola and Warracknabeal tomorrow. Runners […]

Wimmera, Horsham District leagues to host Blue Ribbon Round

Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Horsham branch has partnered with Wimmera and Horsham District football and netball leagues to present Blue Ribbon Round at the weekend. Foundation president Geoff Lord said Blue Ribbon Round aimed to promote the organisation’s work, raise money and highlight the Spirit of Sport awards bestowed on under-17 football and netball players. “Blue […]

2017 Wimmera Football League senior, under-18 interleague squads announced

Wimmera playing coach John Delahunty addresses his charges during last year's interleague match. Delahunty will coach the Big W side again this year.

Wimmera Football League has named senior and under-18 squads for its 2017 AFL Community Championships campaign. Sixty-nine players are up for senior selection for the Big W’s clash against Murray Football League at Moama Recreation Reserve on May 13. Minyip-Murtoa’s John Delahunty, who has been named in the squad alongside 10 of his team-mates, has […]

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Platypus saved during Mackenzie River survey

Josh Griffiths with Maddie the  platypus in Mackenzie River in the Grampians at Zumsteins.

Researchers surveying the Mackenzie River at Zumsteins for platypus last week saved the life of a juvenile female.

Lobby group pushes for Horsham College site for new sports stadium

Horsham College’s former ‘tech school oval’ in Baillie Street will qualify as a potential site for a new multi million-dollar indoor sporting stadium if a community lobby group has its way.

PHOTOS: Halls Gap Zoo

Zoo keeper Kellie Howes feeds giraffes at Halls Gap Zoo.

The Weekly Advertiser photographer Paul Carracher spent time at Halls Gap Zoo last week, capturing cute and cuddly – and not so cute and cuddly – animals on his adventure.

Anonymous gift for Wimmera Cancer Centre

An anonymous $250,000 donation to the Wimmera Cancer Centre has bought the project’s community fundraising tally to more than $1.4-million. Wimmera Health Care Group acting chief executive Mark Knights said the mystery philanthropist was a Horsham resident who had chosen to remain anonymous. The donor said in a statement they could not think of a […]

WFL | Ararat and Dimboola primed for big clashes

Daniel Greig, Dimboola vs Warrack Eagles.

Ararat and Dimboola will bank on big finishes when they take on Horsham and Horsham Saints respectively in Wimmera Football League Sunday games this week.

Scholarship win for Longerenong College students Thomas Brady, Brooke Saligari

Longerenong College has announced students Thomas Brady from Great Western and Brooke Saligari, Campbelltown, as its Driscoll AG Scholarship winners for 2017. The college announced the winners after a lengthy interview process involving 19 applications. Lyn Symons, a former farmer and rural financial councillor, John Richards, Goldacres owner and director, and Northern Grampians Shire Council […]

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