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Stawell, Kaniva, Dimboola colleges share in $6.9-million for upgrades

Stawell, Kaniva and Dimboola colleges will share in $6.9-million of State Government funding to upgrade their schools. The government has provided $4-million towards stage one of Stawell Secondary College’s master plan in its 2018-19 State Budget. Kaniva College, $2.3-million, and Dimboola Memorial Secondary College, $600,000, will use their funding allocations to upgrade and modernise their […]

$1-million funding boost for Harrow Recreation Reserve

Harrow-Balmoral Football Netball Club members and supporters are celebrating a $1-million State Government funding boost to overhaul facilities at Harrow Recreation Reserve.

Stawell’s North Park receives $600,000 funding boost to upgrade facilities

Leaders behind upgrades at Stawell’s North Park are celebrating a second major funding injection to redevelop outdated facilities in as many years.

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Meat Meet barbecue battle win to Big Smoke BBQ

Phil Zanker, Warracknabeal, with his Fire 'N Smoke truck at a Meat Meet at Longerenong.

BARBECUE BATTLE: Twenty-six teams battled the elements on Saturday and Sunday to compete in an Australian Barbecue Alliance Meat Meet in Horsham. Last year’s national champion Big Smoke BBQ won the grand championship victory in its second event for the year. The team scored 1638 points to win the low and slow barbecue competition from […]

Dawn Hobbs celebrates 90 years with large family gathering

BIRTHDAY MILESTONE: Horsham community stalwart Dawn Hobbs celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends on Sunday. Her nine children, from left, Jenny Somers, Greg Hobbs, Ian Hobbs, Peter Hobbs, Barry Hobbs, Stuart Hobbs, Leanne Taylor, Daryl Hobbs and Sue Miller, along with 31 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, enjoyed festivities at Ian Hobbs’ home in […]

GWMWater to deliver greater water pressure for Horsham, Haven

GWMWater will work to increase water pressure in Horsham and its southern suburb Haven from next month. Acting managing director Andrew Rose said the increase, in response to fire-fighting demands, would also provide growth and investment opportunities in the city. He said increased water pressure would mean new commercial developments would be able to meet […]

Learn to ‘speak out’ at Stawell

Understanding family violence is the topic of the latest ‘speak out’ night at Stawell Church of Christ. Organiser Terry Dunn said the event, on Saturday night, was open to the Stawell district community. He encouraged people to attend the free event to learn more about the important topic. “Family violence, unfortunately, is a major issue […]

Anzac Appeal

Horsham RSL Sub Branch president Robert Lockwood is confident the Wimmera community will again generously support the annual Anzac Appeal. “Our RSL volunteers, many of them veterans, are ready to offer a variety of Anzac Appeal badges,” he said. “I thank the members of our local community who so generously support the Anzac Appeal and […]

Rupanyup memorial to honour war dead

Rupanyup community leaders will unveil a new entrance to the town’s recreation reserve honouring soldiers killed in action. Rupanyup RSL vice-president Sonny Johns said the entrance would feature granite columns showcasing the names of soldiers killed in action during the first and second world wars. “There are 10 names from the First World War on […]

Anzac Day events across the Wimmera

Terry Holder gives Ray Ferguson a hand in the Anzac Day Parade in Horsham.

Ararat Rural City Ararat: 6am, dawn service, Barkly Street, war memorial; 10am, march, step off Edith Cavell Monument. Willaura: 6am, dawn service at cenotaph; 9am, march and commemorative service, cenotaph. Hindmarsh Dimboola: 6am, dawn service at Dimboola Memorial site, guest speaker, Charlie Rees; 6.30am, breakfast at Dimboola Memorial Secondary College; 8.30am, march leaving from the […]


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