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Respected former policeman Trevor Elsom dies

Prominent former Wimmera police officer Trevor Elsom has died suddenly at his Horsham home. Mr Elsom, originally from Dimboola, had a long career with Victoria Police and at one stage was Officer in Charge at Horsham Police Station. Mr Elsom, who was retired, died last night after suffering a heart attack. Horsham Acting Inspector David […]

Music icon Mike Brady performs at Horsham RSL

Mike Brady perfoming at the Horsham RSL.

Music icon Mike Brady took about 140 music fans through his life in music at Horsham RSL on Wednesday. Brady, famous for the football anthems ‘Up There Cazaly’ and ‘One Day In September’ performed for Wimmera Australians In Retirement’s annual community forum.

Wimmera shearers promote Movember fundraiser in honour of great mate Garry Hobbs

MO-TIVATED: Shearers, from left, Jacob McGennisken, Chris Taylor, Mark Agnew, Jayden Simpson and Jamie Tippet are growing moustaches for Movember in memory of their good friend Garry Hobbs. Jayden enlisted the help of a texta to make his light-coloured mo more prominent. The shearers will raise money for the Movember charity on Saturday. 
Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A group of Wimmera shearers will donate a day’s earnings to a men’s health charity in honour of late Toolondo man Garry Hobbs.

Wimmera dance students on professional pathway

STEP CLOSER: Six Horsham College dance students, including from right, Julia Gasparini, Lucinda Binney and Grace Robertson, will attend professional dance courses in Melbourne next year. Absent, Shanae Thomas, Neve Taylor and Michael Sherry. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Six Wimmera dance enthusiasts are one step closer to realising their dream of a professional dancing career after winning acceptance to Melbourne schools.

Influx of basketball talent for Horsham classic

IN CONTROL: Horsham Hornet Ella Friend competes in the 2017 Intersport Horsham Junior Classic. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

CLICK HERE: For more photos of the Horsham Junior Basketball Classic Horsham and Dimboola welcomed an influx of basketball talent at the weekend for the 2017 Intersport Horsham Junior Classic. Horsham Amateur Basketball Association publicity director Tony Sleep said the tournament was a great success, with more than 500 juniors representing 70 teams contesting the […]

Moyston win in new round of shade money

Moyston Primary School will use $20,000 in State Government money to build, repair or replace shade structures and plant trees. The school is one of nine across western Victoria to receive funding as part of a School Shade Grants Program. Skene Street School in Stawell received $11,238. Labor Member for Western Victoria Jaala Pulford said […]

VIDEO | Ss Michael and John’s Primary School HPV team

Emma Elsom and Kaycee Bould with Ss Michael and John's Primary School's HPV team.

ENERGY EFFICIENT: Ss Michael and John’s Primary School HPV team the Mighty Saints will join teams from across Victoria in this weekend’s RACV Energy Breakthrough at Maryborough. School entries from across the region have grown over the years with students, teachers, parents and industry organisations working to design, construct and race energy-efficient vehicles. Activities start […]

Wimmera swimmers excel in pool

RECOGNITION: From left, Horsham swimmers Iman Shrive, Imogen Worthy, Eloise Wills, Maddix Hughes, Alexandra Salter, Jacob Matuschka and Sienna Miller have won Swimming Australia junior excellence awards. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham Swimming Club members have won accolades through the Georgina Hope Swimmers Foundation Junior Excellence Program. Swimming Victoria helps co-ordinate the Swimming Australia JX program, which recognises, rewards and encourages junior swimmers who, through their development of aquatic skills and fitness, achieve a high standard of swimming excellence. Swimmers aged nine to 16 years who […]

Natimuk junior gymnasts win state title

WINNING FORM: Natimuk gymnast Ben Grey won an all-around state title at the weekend. He is pictured with his Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club coaches Jarrod Morrow and Lynette Morrow at training on Monday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Natimuk’s Ben Grey is the state’s best gymnast in his division after winning the level-two title at Men’s Junior Victorian Championships in Melbourne at the weekend. Ben not only won a top individual accolade, he was also part of Victoria’s best level-two open all-around team. Ben and his Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club team-mates, Edward […]

300 gymnasts to land at Natimuk

More than 300 gymnasts will compete in Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club’s annual invitational at the weekend. Gymnasts from level 0 to 10 in club and national stream will contest the two-day competition. Twenty-one clubs from across Victoria and South Australia will be represented in men’s and women’s events. Girls will compete on floor, vault, […]

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