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Archive for: December, 2017

Hornets finish on a high as Ararat Redbacks record narrow losses

Tom Hurse grabs Damien Skurrie's shirt. Horsham Hornets vs Maryborough Blazers.

Horsham Hornets men and women’s teams are sitting pretty in top spot of their respective Country Basketball League north-west conference ladders leading into the Christmas break.

The Great Artiste breaks through at Santa Races

PHOTOS | 2017 Mixx FM Santa Day Races Horsham trainer Paul Preusker continued his good recent run of form with a win at his home track on Sunday. The Preusker stable had The Great Artiste lining up in a maiden plate over 1200 metres, with Holly McKechnie riding. The four-year-old was ridden patiently back in […]

Split-round option for Grampians cricket

The next round of Grampians Cricket Association is a one-day fixture with clubs having the option of either playing on Saturday or on January 6.

PHOTOS | Pigeons reign supreme in Horsham cricket

Brodie Cramer makes his ground as Adam Atwood smashes the stumps.

Homers will enter a Horsham Cricket Association Christmas break in a prime position to claim both major titles up for grabs this season.

Wesley still closed

Wesley Performing Arts Centre in Horsham will remain closed until further notice based on a fire-safety audit of the building. Horsham Rural City Council made the announcement at the request of the venue’s operating committee. The committee, which gave permission for the council’s building surveyor to undertake a fire-safety audit of the building, has now met with […]

Dream run for Ararat owner-trainer

Ararat owner Donna McKinnis and her husband-trainer Craig celebrated a victory at Ballarat last week when their four-year-old gelding Our Chance To Dream took out a restricted contest with driver Matt Craven in the sulky.  Our Chance To Dream was having his eighth start for the McKinnis family after being purchased from NSW interests in […]

Early years trial to strengthen children’s services

A regional trial to explore ways of strengthening the foundations of early childhood development across the Wimmera and southern Mallee is underway. A Wimmera Southern Mallee Early Years Steering Committee, including state and local government and early-years service representatives has established six clusters across the region for the trial. The clusters are – • Northern […]

FULL VOLLEY | Phantoms women into premier division

The pathway to the top for female volleyballers in the Wimmera is now complete following the acceptance of Phantoms Volleyball Club’s top women’s team into Victoria’s premier competition.

LETTER: Christmas message

Christmas message SIR, – On a winter’s evening over 2000 years ago, angels appeared to tell of the birth of Baby Jesus, the first Christmas story. The angels didn’t tell the politicians, the angels didn’t tell the socially important people, they told the shepherds, the farmers and the night-shift workers. The baby that was born […]

LETTER: Festive wishes

SIR, – As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and the arrival of 2018 I take this opportunity to wish everyone in the Lowan electorate a very merry Christmas, and a happy, safe and prosperous New Year. The Christmas holiday season is an opportunity to spend time with family and friends and to reflect on the […]


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