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Pride night for all to enjoy

ALL WELCOME: Horsham’s Royal Hotel publican Grant Fieldler opens the doors for Wimmera Pride Project’s Royal Pride Night on Friday. Looking forward to the event, are, from left, Pat Quaine, Renae Bartlett, Loucas Vettos, Charee Smith and Mel Jeffries  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The Wimmera’s LGBTQI community will have a chance to celebrate its history, present and future at a party in Horsham on Friday.

Stawell students taking the lead in projects

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Stawell Secondary College’s Waster Warriors, from left, Charli Peters, Gemma Senior, Rhianna Pellerin, Jemma Peters, Riley Ika and Chelsea Peachey. The students are trying to implement progressive changes to the amount of waste within the school. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Stawell Secondary College students are taking the lead in their community through self and school-initiated projects.

Horsham set to appoint youth council

Mal O'Brien and Montanna Crane at aHorsham Youth Festival at Sawyer Park.

Young people will have a stronger community voice with the formation of Horsham Rural City Council’s first youth council. The youth council, open to young people aged 12 to 25, is part of a key development in the city’s youth strategy, which plans to ‘engage and empower’ the municipality’s younger generations. Mayor Mark Radford said […]

DC-3 flight into Nhill Air Show

Melbourne aviation enthusiasts will have an opportunity to fly into Nhill Air Show on November 2 on board a vintage Douglas DC-3 transport aircraft. A crowd favourite at a 2015 Nhill Air Show, the DC-3 will take off from Essendon Airport and arrive for the start of the show. Passengers will stay overnight, returning home […]

Closing the book on overdue fines at library

FEES WAIVED: Horsham library officer Paul Demllo helps Cecile Vence return library books. Wimmera Regional Library Corporation will stop fining borrowers for late returns. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera Regional Library Corporation will waive overdue fines at all its branches across the region from July 1. Instead of charging fines, libraries will suspend member privileges until overdue items are returned. An amnesty period from now until June 30 will allow people who return current overdue items to have existing fines removed. People who […]

Stick shed transformation plan

One of the Wimmera’s top historic attractions will be transformed following the provision of two grants.

Help wanted for Project Platypus plant-out

Project Platypus Landcare network is looking for tree-planting volunteers for Sunday plant-outs in July. This year project leaders are asking people to help plant more than 60,000 seedlings to help revegetate the landscape and farmland in the Wimmera’s upper catchment. The plant-out seedlings include tree and understorey plant species to help create future habitat corridors […]

Dimboola classic organisers lock in date

Dimboola Fishing Classic organisers have locked in the date for this year’s competition. The event, which attracts hundreds of anglers to the Dimboola region, will be on November 23. Last year the classic attracted 350 entries, one of the biggest turnouts on record for the popular fishing event.

Fashion of ages

Fashion historian and award-winning writer Nicole Jenkins will visit Dimboola, Horsham and St Arnaud on June 25 and 26. Town libraries will host Jenkins’ ‘Fashion of the ’20s to the ’60s’, a presentation on vintage fashion that includes authentic example pieces. The talk will cover topics such as style and design elements, social and cultural […]

Celebration a royal success

Organisers of Horsham Uniting Church’s ‘royal baby’ celebration are overwhelmed by the generosity of the community. More than 100 people helped celebrate the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child Archie at the evening event, which raised money for the church as well as donations of gifts for infant services. Event co-ordinator Janice […]


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