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Horsham police seek witnesses to alleged assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in Rose Street, Horsham, on Sunday. Police would like to speak with anyone who might have seen or heard an argument between a male and a female in Rose Street, between Wattle and Lilac streets, about 5.30pm. Police have asked witnesses to call Senior Constable James […]

PHOTOS | Holy Trinity Lutheran College students hit the stage with The Music Man, Jr

Josiah Mock, Hugo Chincarini, Caleb Eilola in Holy Trinity Lutheran College production of The Music Man Jr.

Holy Trinity Lutheran College’s production of The Music Man Junior. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Seven decades of married life for Reg and Elva Pilmore

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Reg and Elva Pilmore celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A Wimmera husband and wife team who forged a special partnership two years after the end of the Second World War has reached a rare and significant milestone. Reg and Elva Pilmore, both 95, clocked up their platinum, or 70th, wedding anniversary. They have celebrated the occasion with family and friends at Horsham Sports and […]

Horsham Zumbathon to support family affected by cancer

By SARAH SCULLY A Horsham mother and fitness instructor has called on the community to come together through dance to raise money for a seriously ill child. Sara Tuohey will lead a Zumbathon for people of all ages and fitness levels at Sawyer Park on Sunday. Miss Tuohey teaches the registered dance fitness program through […]

PHOTOS: Horsham Early Learning Centre open day

Sc Matt Ormston and Talisa Blackhall try to recruit Luke Perris, 1, at Horsham Early Learning Centre open day.

BRUSH WITH THE LAW: Horsham police senior constables Matt Ormston and Talisa Blackhall meet Luke Perris, 1, at a Horsham Early Learning Centre open day on Saturday. Centre staff and special guests hosted a range of activities to showcase all the educational institution has to offer families in the region. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER The entire […]

Volunteer call for annual Project Platypus Grampians plantout

Project Platypus Landcare leaders have called on community volunteers to get involved with annual plantouts next month. Project Platypus covers a critical area of the region’s upper catchment where environmental health can, apart from determining the sustainability of agricultural land, dictate the condition of the arterial Wimmera River system. Project Platypus manager and plantout organiser […]

Horsham Red Cross calls for winter woollies

Horsham Red Cross shop has called on the Wimmera community to donate ‘winter woollies’ to meet shoppers’ needs and raise money for the organisation. Red Cross head of retail Richard Wood said Red Cross shops across Australia needed items such as coats, jackets, jumpers, boots, scarves and beanies. “Anything warm and woolly in good condition […]

Action grants for Hindmarsh groups

Hindmarsh Shire Council has invited groups and organisations in the municipality to apply for its $30,000 2017-18 Community Action Grants Program. The council established the program in 2013 to enhance community development, social action and connectedness. Round one comprises four categories: Event sponsorship, small equipment grants, minor facility upgrades and community assistance. Hindmarsh Shire Council […]

Windfall from Ararat teams’ cycling effort

Teams representing East Grampians Health Service in this year’s Murray to Moyne Cycle Relay have raised more than $27,900. With a fundraising goal of $25,000, Cranks and Defibrillators team members are thrilled to have exceeded their objective. The money will go towards a new bus for the Patricia Hinchey Centre. This year 15 cyclists and […]

Warracknabeal garden ‘first’ takes shape

Work has started on a multi-purpose therapeutic garden at Warracknabeal, which developers believe will be the first of its kind in western Victoria and possibly in Australia. Horsham company Chapple Landscaping is building the Warracknabeal Wellness Garden at the entrance to Rural Northwest Health’s newly redeveloped campus. The garden will feature four main areas, a […]

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