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Archive for: March, 2018

Call goes out for hay and fodder for South West farmers ravaged by fire

After devastating fires tore through the South West, now comes the difficult time of rebuilding. Many farms have been completely wiped out in the disaster with as many as 10,000 livestock killed, 26 homes and dozens of sheds destroyed. In an effort to help farmers affected by the fires, the Victorian Farmers Federation is calling […]

PHOTOS| Ararat Jailhouse Rock

Fashion show contestants get ready to parade at Ararat's Jailhouse Rock.

ROCK ON: From left, Lisa Cochrane, Elizabeth Elliott, Sarah-Jane Lenko and Caleb Weiler get into the spirit of Ararat’s Jailhouse Rock Festival. The long-running rock ‘n’ roll festival, celebrating the music and culture of the 1950s and ’60s, featured three days of dancing, displays, fashion and hotrods in Ararat. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS | Circus Oz comes to town

Amy Bolwell, Arabella Schirmer, Sam Aldham from Circus Oz, and Grace Puls at a Circus Oz workshop at Holy Trinity Lutheran College.

CIRCUS IN TOWN: The latest production from Circus Oz, called Model Citizens, will be at Horsham Town Hall for afternoon and evening shows on April 21. Performers have visited Horsham schools for workshops as part of a lead-up to the performances. Holy Trinity Lutheran College students, from left, Amy Bolwell, Arabella Schirmer and Grace Puls, […]

Breakthrough win for Morgan Lane

VICTORY: Horsham’s Morgan Lane and Wynara Be My Valentine are national champions after triumphing at the 2018 Welsh National Show. Picture: LMG PHOTOGRAPHY

By SARAH SCULLY Horsham rising equestrian star Morgan Lane has scored her biggest coup to date, winning a national title at Tatura. Morgan and Wynara Be My Valentine claimed victory in a children’s ridden open category at Welsh Pony and Cob Society Australia’s 2018 Welsh National Show. Her mother Jo Lane, who owns the horse, […]

Ella Walsgott second in state

Horsham triathlete Ella Walsgott has returned from a successful 2XU Triathlon Series at Portarlington at the weekend. Ella competed in the Sprint Distance – 800m swim, 26km bike and 8km run – in harsh weather conditions to finish second in a female 15-16 Youth A category in a time of 1:51:54.9. The race was also […]

New record in victory for Lily Eldridge at Country All Junior swimming championships

Hugo Hopper, Jorja Clode and Deacon Briggs have performed well at state swimming titles.

Warracknabeal swimmer Lily Eldridge, 14, set a new state record while competing in Country All Junior championships in Melbourne. The teenager, who swims for Bendigo East Swimming Club, qualified fastest in the 14-year girls 50-metre breaststroke, setting the record, before breaking her time again in the final to win the event. She also finished first […]

PHOTOS | Homers and Rup-Minyip prepare for round umpteenth

Ben Preusker celebrates catching Craig Britten. Homers vs Laharum.

By the end of Sunday it will be the familiar red and white of the Pigeons celebrating, simply because Rupanyup-Minyip does not have the firepower to seriously upset the minor premiers.

Stawell tennis final down to the wire

The last grand-final protagonist was undecided until the final set of the year in Stawell Tennis Club’s Friday night competition. While competition heavyweight Crowe Horwath had already booked its spot in the final, its opponent was unknown. That was until Frewstal failed to upset the minor premier and Farrers Tyrepower dismantled bottom-placed David O. Jones […]

Horsham Saints open more doors for female football players

Horsham Saints Football Netball Club is on the hunt for more female footballers as it attempts to consolidate a strong push to diversify the game. Saints girls coach and co-ordinator Mat Taylor said expansion in women’s football in the region this year included an open-age competition and there were places available at Coughlin Park. “We’re […]

Federal backing for Wimmera Centre for Participation

Centre for Participation chief executive  Julie Pettett.  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Many years of advocating for acknowledgment of volunteering as a key social driver has paid off for the Wimmera’s Centre for Participation – to the tune of almost $800,000. Supporting ‘effective community governance’ has also helped the centre attract the government money. The windfall is part of the Federal Government’s Strong and Resilient Communities, SARC, […]


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