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Archive for: October, 2017

PHOTOS: Bowlers reap harvest in Horsham cricket

Horsham Cricket Association A Grade batsmen will try to overcome a case of the yips when competition resumes with another round of one-day fixtures on Saturday.

Ella Walsgott on a roll

Horsham triathlete Ella Walsgott, 14, has competed in the first qualifying event of the season for Team Vic 2018 selection at the Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival on Saturday. Walsgott is a bottom-age competitor in the 15-16 girls intermediate section. She competed in her first sprint distance triathlon involving a 750-metre swim, 20-kilometre bike ride and […]

National battle for dance title as Nutbush chase revs up

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR! Students and staff at Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran College, led by dance instructor Lynne McKenzie, practice Nutbush dancing in preparation for a world-record attempt in Horsham next month. To break the world record of participants involved in a dance, more than 522 people must dance the Nutbush non-stop for five minutes and […]

Yarriambiack Council wins national gong

Jill Whelan and Lynne Millar offer healthy food at the Warracknabeal Show.

Yarriambiack Shire Council has won national recognition for its efforts in promoting a healthy community. The council has won a Heart Foundation 2017 Local Government Award. Officials announced it as the national winner in the ‘councils with populations under 10,000’ category for its YCHANGe or Yarriambiack Creating Healthy, Active, Nourished Generations program. The announcement came […]

Grampians and Pyrenees Business evolution

Grampians and Pyrenees Business Awards in St Arnaud on Friday night will reflect a rapidly evolving business, industry and development landscape across western Victoria.

Wimmera-Mallee to lead production

The Wimmera-Mallee is set to fly the flag for 2017-18 Australian crop production with predictions of a 30 percent national drop on last year’s records. Rural Bank’s Australian Crop Annual Review 2017 has revealed that Victoria is the only state where above-average crop production is expected. It listed the best results likely to come from […]

Kealy calls to capitalise on harvest prospects

Horsham’s Sam Anders, left, and Kyle O’Connor, immerse themselves in some of the grain at Viterra at Dooen, north of Horsham. The pair has been part of a large seasonal workforce, including many tertiary students, involved in the Wimmera-Mallee harvest. Sam is about to start his second year of a commerce degree, while Kyle is set to start a sports science and management course. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The potential for the Wimmera-Mallee to lead Australian grain production this harvest has prompted a call for industry and business communities to make sure they are well placed to capitalise on opportunities.

New online directory for Horsham

Horsham has a new online community directory through Horsham Rural City Council and My Community Directory. The online directory is now live at or via a link on the council’s homepage at Council community services director Kevin O’Brien said the directory provided a platform for health and community services and community organisations to […]

Lakeside launch of new Wimmera bird guide

Wimmera Catchment Management Authority and Stawell Camera Club launched a revised edition of The Glovebox Guide to Wimmera Wetland Birds at Stawell’s Cato Lake as part of National Bird Week. The launch on Monday coincided with Birdlife Australia’s Aussie Bird Count, which calls on all Australians to become volunteer counters and contribute to a national […]

Historic Fulham gardens to open

The gardens at Balmoral’s historic Fulham Station will open to the public on November 5 to help raise money for a Balmoral Courthouse Restoration Fund. The Sunday event, on Walcott Road off Natimuk-Hamilton Road, Kanagulk, about 13 kilometres from Balmoral, will open from 10am to 4pm. Patrons will pay $5 to visit the gardens and […]


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