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Drink driver five times over the limit at Jung

Horsham police have arrested an alleged drink driver this morning at Jung. Police intercepted the white Holden station wagon travelling on the Henty Highway at Jung about 2am. The female driver returned an evidentiary breath test of .258. Her vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1455.00 The driver, a 36-year-old Horsham […]

Shaun Bruce to play for Adelaide 36ers

Former Horsham basketballer Shaun Bruce has joined the Adelaide 36ers on a short-term contract as a replacement for the injured import Ramone Moore. Bruce made his NBL debut with the Cairns Taipans in 2013 before signing a two-year deal with the Brisbane Bullets in 2016. Bruce played for the Wellington Saints in the New Zealand […]

Grim picture for rural councils prompts call to action from Rob Gersch

Rob Gersch.

Rural Councils Victoria committee member and Hindmarsh Shire councillor Rob Gersch believes Wimmera residents must rally behind their local councils and help lobby the state government to change the way they are funded or risk losing vital services.

Lionhearted Lenny’s legacy

FAMILY: Lauren Henwood holds twins Isla and Lenny while seven-year-old Nicholas plays with his father Nick. The family has organised a toy drive in memory of Lenny, who died from childhood cancer.

By Colin MacGillivray The searing grief of a mother whose child has died is a torment many can only guess at. For former Horsham woman Lauren Henwood it has been the reality of the past six months without her little Lenny. Lauren’s son was just six months old when, in August 2017, she and her […]

Annual bowls inter-challenge

Bowls Wimmera Division will take on North Wimmera Bowls division in men’s and women’s challenge matches on Sunday. The inter-division competitions will start at 10.30am, with the women playing at Warracknabeal Golf Bowls Club and the men facing off at Horsham’s Coughlin Park Bowls Club. Bowls Wimmera Division secretary Ken Dodds said the matches were […]

Apex club breathing life into Goroke

Goroke, like many small towns in the Wimmera, is battling population decline.

Big Little Lies and Hickory Dickory Dash head Wimmera libraries’ most popular books for 2018

Chloe, 7, and Lucy, 4, Butsch, read Hickory Dickory Dash at the Horsham Library. The book was the most popular children's book in the Wimmera in 2018 according to library lending data.

Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies was the most borrowed book across the Wimmera in 2018. Wimmera Regional Library Corporation marketing manager Leanda Elliott said Moriarty’s novel topped the list of books borrowed across Wimmera Regional Library’s branches. She said the book explored the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families. […]

PHOTOS | Eight-Ball players converge on Horsham invitational

Craig Barnett, Horsham, playing in Div 1 of a Wimmera 8 Ball tournament in Horsham.

Horsham Royal and Commercial hotels hosted nearly 200 players for a second annual ‘Wimmera Friendly Eight Ball Invitational’. Twenty-seven teams across three divisions played a round-robin format, with Stawell defeating Surf Coast 7-1 in a division one final. Surf Coast’s Colin Hood went through the tournament undefeated, winning his eight games. Portland Sharks defeated Horsham’s […]

Tim Pickert rises for 300th Horsham Hornets match

Horsham Hornets stalwart Tim Pickert put on a show in his 300th game in front of a big home crowd at Horsham Basketball Stadium at the weekend.

Warrnambool Gold wins country week title

Warrnambool Gold capped an undefeated week of cricket with a grand final victory in Horsham Cricket Association’s under-15 country week competition. The side breezed through its first two pool matches against Wimmera-Mallee and Colac Gold before a tougher final pool match against Mount Gambier. Warrnambool Gold dominated its semi-final against Colac Black, bowling out its […]


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