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PHOTOS | Guests dip into wallets for Blue Ribbon night

Kaycee Bould, Jarrod Tickner, Kelly Schilling and Justin Wissell at the 2019 Blue Ribbon Commissioners dinner.

A Blue Ribbon Foundation dinner in Horsham raised about $4000 for Wimmera Health Care Group. The black-tie event at Coughlin Park Community Centre, organised by the foundation’s Horsham branch in recognition of the contribution and sacrifice of Victorian police officers, attracted 75 guests. Victorian Police Assistant Commissioner Ross Guenther was guest speaker at the dinner. […]

Wimmera Cancer Centre thanks family for donation at open day

Jo Johns, WHCG Foundation chairman Graeme Hardman and Rachael Littore from Rachael's Wish at the new Wimmera Cancer Centre.

After years of planning and construction, Wimmera Cancer Centre was officially opened to the public at the weekend. Among the community members to attend the opening of the new facility were Gwen Bourchier and her extended family, including children and grandchildren. Mrs Bourchier made a large donation to help fund the construction of the cancer […]

Hit and miss with Horsham outdoor Rockfest concert

Getting the ‘formula’ right will be the key for the organiser of last year’s inaugural Horsham Rockfest concert to bring any future big outdoor shows to the Wimmera.

Murray Emerson joins MAV board

Northern Grampians Shire Council’s Murray Emerson has joined the Municipal Association Victoria board. Councillor Emerson, who represents Stawell Ward, will take up a Rural North West position on the board. Regional MAV representatives elected him to the position. The MAV is the major representative for local government, made up of 12 board members from across […]

Youth parliament members sought

Young people in the Wimmera-Mallee aged between 16 and 25 can help shape the future of Victoria. Applications for the 2019 youth parliament program are now open. Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy said youth parliamentarians could help influence Victorian law, policies, programs and services and encouraged young people from the region to apply. “The […]

Grampians Music Festival a success

An annual music festival in the heart of the Grampians is likely to keep growing after another big weekend of performances at Halls Gap.

Money for Balmoral Recreation Reserve

A major update of facilities at Balmoral Recreation Reserve has had a boost with the Federal Government providing almost $500,000 for the project. Member for Wannon Dan Tehan announced the funding as part of the second $30-million round of the government’s Community Sport Infrastructure Program. He made the announcement at Balmoral Recreation Reserve along with […]

Emma Kealy paying respect a long way from home

Anyone who has lived in Horsham for any extended period of time might have pondered over the curious name of a little hall that sits on the corner of former Oatlands Park.

Call out for young leaders

Nominations are open for a 2019 Western Bulldogs Leadership Project, with Northern Grampians Shire Council offering 16 places to young people to participate in the program. The council has invited students starting year nine this year to nominate. The six-month program is designed to provide participants with hands-on opportunities to build capacity in leadership, teamwork, […]

Hotrods congregate at Halls Gap

MEAN MACHINES: Gayle Hofmaier of Beulah shows off a 1956 F100 Ford pick up on display at Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club’s hotrod run at Halls Gap at the weekend. Shane Friend, below, of Horsham also attended the run and is pictured with his 1969 Boss Mustang. The Horsham club has been running the […]


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