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Apex club breathing life into Goroke

Goroke, like many small towns in the Wimmera, is battling population decline.

Lionhearted Lenny leaves a legacy

FAMILY: Lauren Henwood holds twins Isla and Lenny while seven-year-old Nicholas plays with his father Nick. The family has organised a toy drive in memory of Lenny, who died from childhood cancer.

The searing grief of a mother whose child has died is a torment many can only guess at.

Spirit of Christmas strong for Ted Johnson

Wimmera residents have shown the spirit of Christmas is alive and well in the region, coming to the aid of nine-year-old Ted Johnson and his family. Earlier this month The Weekly Advertiser reported on a campaign by Horsham Ss Michael and John’s Primary School community to raise money for a new bike for Ted. Ted […]

Zyla Nelson’s heartfelt hair donation for Variety

Zyla Nelson, centre, has cut her hair for Variety Hair With Heart.

By Colin MacGillivray The biblical figure Samson was said to have lost his immense strength when his long hair was cut. However, in the act of cutting her flowing locks, Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College student Zyla Nelson found she was able to give strength to others. Zyla, 14, had more than 35 centimetres of […]

Connect Ed students spread Christmas cheer

PITCHING IN: Wimmera Connect Ed students Robert Butler-Day and Monique McTaggert, front, load Christmas food hampers to deliver to the community as part of a partnership with Wimmera and Southern Mallee Local Learning and Employment Network and the Christian Emergency Food Centre. Emma Hopper, Liam Offer and Dave Thomas from Alternate Programs and Tim Shaw […]

Adventurer Tom Dunn back from ‘Australia’s Longest Triathlon’

Horsham adventurer Tom Dunn admits it might take a while to recover – physically and mentally – from his latest endeavour. Dunn finished what was billed as ‘Australia’s Longest Triathlon’ earlier this month after journeying unpowered and unsupported from North Point on Cape York to South Point at Wilsons Promontory. His plan was to cycle, […]

Johns twins continue legacy of their father Don Johns

Horsham twins Josephine and David Johns have joined Wimmera Health Care Group Foundation’s group of trustees. The pair continues the legacy of their father and long-time Horsham and Wimmera community advocate and representative Don Johns, a foundation founding member. Married with families, both grew up in Horsham and returned to the Wimmera after pursuing interests, […]

Goroke students raise money, awareness

Goroke P-12 College VCAL students have raised more than $2000 for charities this year, culminating in the presentation of a cheque for $1000 to The Naked Farmer’s Ben Brooksby. The students have worked throughout the year to raise money for various causes, with $700 donated to the Buy a Bale farm drought relief campaign and […]

Motorcycle ride to support Salvo’s Christmas Appeal

Regional motorcycle riders of all types of machines will converge on Natimuk’s Main Street to ride with a Police Escort into Horsham to support the Salvation Army’s Christmas Appeal. The ride, in its 19th year, has a focus on local disadvantaged children. This year the ride will be part of Kannamaroo on Saturday morning with […]

Stalls available for annual Makers’ Gallery and Studio Christmas Market

Registration is open for an annual Makers’ Gallery and Studio Christmas Market in Horsham Library car park on December 1. Organisers are welcoming Horsham district stallholders who make, bake or grow their items. This market traditionally attracts thousands of Horsham district people who buy handmade gifts and clothing, food and Christmas fare, artwork, homewares, plants […]


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