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Easter egg hunt moves to showgrounds

Young and old will delight in another scramble for chocolate as the annual Good Friday Appeal Bendigo Bank Easter Egg Hunt moves to the Horsham Showgrounds. The fundraiser will move to the Maydale Reserve tonight with gates open at 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Bendigo Bank’s Ann-Maree Miller said the change of time, date and location was […]

PHOTOS | Rain fails to dampen youth festival

Stephanie Castleman at Horsham Youth Festival at Sawyer Park.

EVERYBODY BOUNCE: Max Sudholz failed to let light rain on Sunday dampen his enthusiasm for activities at a Horsham Youth Festival at Sawyer Park. The twilight event, presented by Horsham Rural City Council to correspond with National Youth Week, featured a variety of entertainment and activities. Council youth engagement and planning officer Annie Mintern said […]

Bells are ringing for Rupanyup couple

Wedding bells are ringing in Rupanyup. A happy couple will marry in the small Wimmera town on April 27. And Rupanyup district people have embraced the two men with excitement as they prepare to tie the knot. Brandon Raeburn and Michael Taylor will wed at Rupanyup Nursing Home as they near their fifth anniversary together. […]

Wimmera fire brigades ready to give to Good Friday Appeal

FILL IT UP: Left, Amber Ramsdell and Lexi Cooper with Ararat Fire Brigade members Jordan Cooper, Jeydon Nancarrow, Rob Starick, Peter Cooper, Rhonda Wall, Greg Taylor and Daniel Ramsdell Ararat will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its involvement with the appeal this year and hopes to break a cumulative $1-million dollar donation total.

A tantalising one-million-dollar donation-target hangs above the heads of the Ararat community as it prepares for its 50th annual Good Friday Appeal.

Poultry auction success

POULTRY PALS: Casey White bonds with a silky chicken during Wimmera Poultry Club’s annual auction at Horsham Showground on Sunday. The club was formed in Dimboola in the 1970s before moving to Horsham in 1998. Its annual auction draws visitors from across Victoria and interstate to the Wimmera. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER The entire April 17, […]

Stawell set for street party

Stawell’s ‘Off the Track’ Easter street party will return to the Wimmera city on Saturday. Organisers of the popular, free family-friendly event promised it would be as jam-packed as ever with activities. Becoming a feature of the Easter long weekend in Northern Grampians Shire, this year’s party will again feature live music, various food and […]

New facility for retirees at Wimmera Lodge

Residents of Horsham’s Wimmera Lodge retirement village celebrated the opening of a new entertainment space last week. Wimmera Lodge opened a combination games room and workshop facility alongside its pre-existing community centre, which has a kitchen, bar library and gym. The new facility’s workshop will allow residents to undertake DIY and hobby projects, while the […]

Naked Farmer money for Flying Doctor

The Royal Flying Doctors Service has an extra $17,228 to spend on its mental-health programs after a unique money-raising effort from Wimmera farmer Ben Brooksby. Mr Brooksby, creator of The Naked Farmer, presented a cheque to the service earlier this month in support of its Flying Doctor Wellbeing program. His donation will aid the expansion […]

Grant for Harrow Bush Nursing Centre

Harrow Bush Nursing Centre is set for a major overhaul in the wake of a $300,000 grant from The Collie Foundation.

Ararat gardening show grows

Ararat Gardening Club has welcomed several new members following a successful recent first All Things Gardening community expo at Ararat’s Alexandra Hall. Event organiser and Ararat Community Garden member Lesley Sladdin said the showcase flourished, with about 28 stallholders and hundreds of people attending. “We have had quite a few members join in the past […]


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