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Archive for: June, 2017

MDFL: Tatyoon secures fourth spot

Tatyoon has jumped into fourth position on the Mininera and District Football League ladder and taken a four-point advantage over five other teams after beating SMW Rovers at the weekend by 42 points.

Wimmera angling clubs set for annual presentations

Horsham Angling Club hosted the Bill Johnson Shield at Lake Wartook at the weekend. David Isaacson caught a 1.927kg redfin in the Allan and Trev’s Workwear sponsored event. Final placings were: 1st, Adam Hinch with a 1.016kg Rainbow trout; 2nd, Kelvin Robinson with a .524kg Rainbow trout; 3rd, Grent Hayter with a .498kg redfin; 4th, […]

Diamonds in the Bush cricketers heading for Hamilton

Talented western Victorian cricketers can participate in Cricket Victoria’s Diamonds in the Bush Program in Hamilton. Monivae College will host a session for girls on Monday and for boys on Tuesday. This year’s panel will feature Victorian keeper-batsman Seb Gotch, Vic Spirit keeper-bat and former captain Emma Ingliss, contracted rookie and former Western Waves fast […]

Ararat rates issue sparks health fears

VFF welcomes last-minute reprieve for Ararat farmers Victorian Farmers Federation has reported a snap survey of 200 Ararat district people waiting for the outcome of an Ararat Rural City Council vote on a new rating plan revealed farmers felt ‘gutted by a lack of consultation’. The council was scheduled to vote last night on a […]

Bruno Puls celebrates 101st birthday at Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village

Bruno Puls celebrates his 101st birthday with his granddaughter Trish Benz and great-grandchildren Shylah, Imogene and Benjamin Benz at Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village.

Bruno spent teh day with about 30 family and friends.
Born June 26, 1916 at Dooen.

MILESTONE: Bruno Puls celebrates his 101st birthday with his grand-daughter Trish Benz and great-grandchildren Shylah, Imogene and Benjamin Benz at Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village. Bruno was joined by about 30 family and friends on Monday to celebrate the milestone. Bruno was born at Dooen. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER The entire June 28, 2017 edition of The […]

EDITORIAL: Bulgana project a major victory

We can talk forever about and promote idealistic notions of industry and value-adding project potential. It is a subject that can dominate the discussion and thinking of civic, regional and development leaders and commentators, often resulting in a series of big, fat nothings. But when an idea comes together and everything appears to click into […]

Emma Kealy ramps up call for road money

An independent report into the condition and maintenance of Victorian roads has prompted Member for Lowan Emma Kealy to call on the State Government for an immediate response. Ms Kealy, reacting to findings of the Victorian Auditor-General’s audit into the maintenance of state-controlled roads, said the report showed the condition of the state’s roads was […]

Iluka’s Douglas site operations to continue

Mining company Iluka Resources will continue operations at its Wimmera disposal site at Douglas despite placing its Hamilton Mineral Separation Plant into a care and maintenance phase. The company announced in March it would suspend processing operations at Hamilton from October 2017 to 2019, pending evaluation of its next mining development at Balranald, NSW. Iluka […]

Horsham College music students experience tour

Horsham College’s music department has again been on the road, this time to the central goldfields city of Bendigo for a two-night stay. While away the school band and vocalists performed at various primary schools. One of the highlights of the trip was a recording session in Bendigo’s Sacred Heart Cathedral, using the building’s renowned […]

Exchange students leave their mark in Horsham

LEAVING THEIR MARK: Rotary Youth Exchange participants Amanda Walker, USA, and Carolin Seckel, Germany, plant trees in Kalkee Road, Horsham, to mark the end of their stay in the region. Each year, Rotary Youth Exchange gives thousands of young people an opportunity to experience the cultures and accomplishments of people in other countries. The program […]

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