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Wimmera, Horsham District leagues to host Blue Ribbon Round

Blue Ribbon Foundation’s Horsham branch has partnered with Wimmera and Horsham District football and netball leagues to present Blue Ribbon Round at the weekend. Foundation president Geoff Lord said Blue Ribbon Round aimed to promote the organisation’s work, raise money and highlight the Spirit of Sport awards bestowed on under-17 football and netball players. “Blue […]

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Platypus saved during Mackenzie River survey

Josh Griffiths with Maddie the  platypus in Mackenzie River in the Grampians at Zumsteins.

Researchers surveying the Mackenzie River at Zumsteins for platypus last week saved the life of a juvenile female.

Lobby group pushes for Horsham College site for new sports stadium

Horsham College’s former ‘tech school oval’ in Baillie Street will qualify as a potential site for a new multi million-dollar indoor sporting stadium if a community lobby group has its way.

PHOTOS | Apple cider making workshop

Amber Schellens tries some apple juice at Horsham Urban Landcare apple crushing in preparation for making cider.

Wimmera people gathered at Horsham Showgrounds for a cider brewing session organised by Horsham Urban Landcare.

Horsham’s Simone O’Brien to share powerful message during Western Bulldogs, GWS White Ribbon clash

Horsham anti-domestic violence advocate Simone O’Brien will represent the Western Bulldogs during the AFL club’s White Ribbon round clash against Greater Western Sydney on Friday night. Mrs O’Brien, a domestic-violence survivor joined forces with the club last year and shares her experience in the hope it will help others. “The filming was different this year […]

New vision for Wimmera German Festival

HELPING HAND: Celebrating a $5000 donation to Wimmera Health Care Group’s emergency department are a mix of Blue Ribbon Foundation Horsham branch and Wimmera German Fest steering committee members, from left, Dale Russell, Peter Daffy, Geoff Lord, Amelia Crafter, Scott Grambau and Brett Schmidt. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera German Fest will take a hiatus this year while a new steering committee considers ways to revamp the event for 2018.

Top honour for Rodney Clarke

TOP HONOUR: Rodney Clarke, left, has won recognition for 48 years of service to the community and Lions International. Former Lions district governor Wayne Oakes, also pictured, presented Mr Clarke with the Lions International Melvin Jones Fellowship at a Horsham Lions Club dinner. The Melvin Jones Fellowship recognises outstanding Lions club members who have made […]

Ararat’s Cyril Bond keeps on giving

CHEERS TO ARARAT: Cyril Bond, 93, is flanked by fellow Ararat Y’s Men Joe Perry, 71, left, and John Gladdis, 70. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

When Cyril Bond arrived in Ararat from England almost 60 years ago he had a simple plan – to be involved with the community.

Rainbow school transformation underway

Project leaders are urging Rainbow and district residents to have their say on a draft design for a new community garden park at the old Rainbow Primary School site. Features of the plan include a golden rainbow soundshell, palm trees, indigenous food garden, cool mist sprays, play areas and expansive lawn, and exhibition and performance […]

Youth art on show at Charlegrark

West Wimmera Shire Council has sent an open invitation to young people across the region to experience a day of music, workshops, art and colour at Lake Charlegrark near Goroke. The council will present Youth Art @ Charlegrark on April 30 to provide a public stage for young people creating work in all artistic genres […]

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