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PHOTOS | All the action from the Nhill Show

Monique Wheaton, Chyna Kessler and Ebony Rintoule at the Nhill Show.

The Nhill Show has again attracted a large crowd stamping it as one of the best in the Wimmera. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Justin Chester steps up for beyondblue, raises $10,200

A Stawell man who walked from Horsham to Naracoorte to honour two late nephews has raised more than $10,200 for beyondblue. Justin Chester decided to embark on the 150-kilometre endeavour after losing two nephews to suicide in the past decade. Josh Finlay, from Charlton, died aged 21 in 2008, while Ben Jolley died in 2017, […]

Dimboola wins state ‘tidy’ award

Dimboola will represent Victoria in national Keep Australia Beautiful Australian Tidy Towns Awards next year. The historic Wimmera settlement, which clinched state accolades during a presentation ceremony at Beechworth on Saturday night, will also host Keep Victoria Beautiful Tidy Towns Awards in 2019. Officials announced Dimboola as Victoria’s tidiest town for 2018 ahead of finalists […]

Wimmera students acknowledged for outstanding contributions

CONGRATULATIONS: From left, Lily O’Brien, Horsham College, Justin Merrett, Horsham Special School, and Emily Polack, Holy Trinity Lutheran College Horsham, receive Order of Australia Association student citizenship awards. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Four Horsham secondary school students have been presented with citizenship awards by the Order of Australia Association for outstanding contributions to their schools and communities. Holy Trinity Lutheran College’s Emily Polack, Horsham Special School’s Justin Merrett, Horsham College’s Lily O’Brien and St Bridget’s College’s Rachelle Ough were presented with the awards at a reception at […]

Daniher’s Drive brings hope to the Wimmera

Karen and Stan Watson with Neale Daniher at the 2018 Daniher's Drive for MND at Stawell. Stan has MND.

THE GOOD FIGHT: Stawell’s Karen and Stan Watson met Fight MND co-founder Neale Daniher when Daniher’s Drive participants made a pit-stop in the town. The four-day ‘tour for a cure’ visited Stawell, Horsham, Nhill and Apsley during efforts to raise $1.5-million to help find a cure for motor neurone disease. Stawell business and community members […]

Wimmera seniors Elaine Bull and Donald Forster awarded state recognition

Patyah’s Elaine Bull and Edenhope’s Donald Forster have won recognition in this year’s 2018 Victorian Senior of the Year Awards. Mrs Bull, 82, and Mr Forster, 81, were among 13 winners of a COTA – Council on the Ageing – Senior Achiever Award as part of last week’s statewide seniors festival. They collected their awards […]

Horsham Spring Garden Festival celebrates the season

HOT TOPIC: Horsham Spring Garden Festival’s Sonia Matthews chats with Matthew Rohrsheim in his vegetable hot house ahead of the weekend event. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Lifestyle enthusiasts will again have an opportunity to celebrate the colour, vibrancy and changing elements of the season at this year’s Horsham Spring Garden Festival. Festival organisers pushed the date for the annual two-year picnic-style celebration back a week to this Saturday and Sunday, ensuring the event is in the heart of the crossover between […]

PHOTOS | Warracknabeal Show delights

Serena Ross, Harriett Reid and Brittnee Bish enjoying the Warracknabeal Show.

The 2018 Warracknabeal Show greeted showgoers with perfect weather. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Purple town for Relay For Life

Max and Jenny Green and their dog Jessie with their Paint The Town Purple display at Old Dadswell Town at Dadswells Bridge.

PURPLE PATCH: Motorists travelling through Dadswells Bridge will notice a splash of colour after Max and Jenny Green jumped on the Paint The Town Purple campaign trail. The campaign, which started on Monday and runs until Friday, raises awareness of the annual Horsham and District Relay for Life event in March. Mr Green said although […]

Emma Kealy pledges Warracknabeal school precinct commitment

The Victorian Coalition has promised to invest $6.6-million to progress a Warracknabeal Education Precinct project if it wins next month’s state election. The Liberal-Nationals have been highly critical of the Labor government’s approach to the project, which is designed to consolidate educational services in the north Wimmera town at one site. Member for Lowan Emma […]

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