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Tenth anniversary for Ararat’s annual Grampians Ride to Remember

Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation Ararat branch members are gearing up for the 10th anniversary of the annual Grampians Ride to Remember. The 2018 edition will be on Sunday, February 4. The 234-kilometre ride is a green corridor event and will be led by a police escort to maximise safety and minimise disruption to other […]

Tasty Christmas donations

Cake Decorators Association of Victoria Horsham branch members have helped make Christmas a little tastier for others by donating 90 cakes to the city’s Christian Emergency Food Centre. The ladies made decorations at meetings in the lead-up to working bees to ice and decorate the cakes, which will go in the centre’s Christmas hampers. Coles, Woolworths and the food […]

Horsham group walking for a cause

A Horsham group of walking enthusiasts is in training to take on a 100-kilometre Oxfam Trailwalker course in Melbourne next year. The group will have two walking teams in the fundraiser, each planning to raise a minimum of $1400 but with an overall target of $7000 to help support people living in poverty. Group spokesperson […]

WACK benefits from Dimboola event

PHOTOS | Peter Taylor barefoot skiing tournament at Dimboola Dimboola Ski Club has donated $2327.50 to Wimmera Against Cancer in Kids, WACK, from money raised at its Peter Taylor Memorial Weekend Barefoot Tournament. The Dimboola club, in conjunction with Barefoot SA and the Victorian Barefoot Club, ran the event on the Wimmera River in October. […]

Salvation Army toy ride success

SANTAS HELPERS: Christmas spirit was alive and well in the Wimmera at the weekend as motorcycle enthusiasts from across the region participated in the annual Salvation Army Charity and Toy Ride. Participants rode from Natimuk to Horsham under escort from Horsham Police Highway Patrol. Each year riders donate presents and money to the Salvation Army […]

Wimmera shearers promote Movember fundraiser in honour of great mate Garry Hobbs

MO-TIVATED: Shearers, from left, Jacob McGennisken, Chris Taylor, Mark Agnew, Jayden Simpson and Jamie Tippet are growing moustaches for Movember in memory of their good friend Garry Hobbs. Jayden enlisted the help of a texta to make his light-coloured mo more prominent. The shearers will raise money for the Movember charity on Saturday. 

A group of Wimmera shearers will donate a day’s earnings to a men’s health charity in honour of late Toolondo man Garry Hobbs.

VIDEO | Ss Michael and John’s Primary School HPV team

Emma Elsom and Kaycee Bould with Ss Michael and John's Primary School's HPV team.

ENERGY EFFICIENT: Ss Michael and John’s Primary School HPV team the Mighty Saints will join teams from across Victoria in this weekend’s RACV Energy Breakthrough at Maryborough. School entries from across the region have grown over the years with students, teachers, parents and industry organisations working to design, construct and race energy-efficient vehicles. Activities start […]

Big fish dominate at Dimboola Fishing Classic

Peter Wright of Ballarat is primed to head off on fishing adventures across Australia after dominating the ACE Radio Dimboola Fishing Classic. The part-time angler won both first and second prizes in the open senior section of the boat and bank Wimmera River contest with huge yellowbelly measuring at 505 and 475 millimetres respectively. In […]

Namaskaar support for Elli Martha Fund

Warracknabeal-based Elli Martha Fund, which raises money to help families with ill children cover travel expenses, has had a boost from Dadswells Bridge. Dadswells Bridge Motel and Namaskaar Indian Restaurant owners Noel and Laura Maslamoney have thrown their support behind the fund with a prize for a monthly raffle. Each month, the couple will offer […]

Holy Trinity Lutheran College takes on Premier’s challenge

CHALLENGE COMPLETED: Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College students enjoyed a party to celebrate another successful Premier’s Reading Challenge. Three-hundred-and-one students participated in the challenge, reading a combined total of 15,013 books. Students Isabelle Hedt, left, and Chontelle Gerdtz cut the cake at the celebration. They were chosen for the job out of a group of […]


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