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Jailhouse Rock Festival return to Ararat streets

ROCKIN’: Sally Bond, Pauline Alley and Greg Dalmayer prepare for this weekend’s Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival. The festival will be back in Ararat’s main street this year after being held at Alexandra Oval for the past two years.Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a return to the streets at the weekend.

Appeal to support Rainbow ‘true blue local’ Peter Stasinowsky

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PHOTOS | Bridget Noonan speaks at International Women’s Day lunch

MAKING AN IMPACT: From left, Sarah Ellis, Pam Capstick, Bridget Noonan and Danielle Irving at the fifth annual International Women’s Day lunch in Horsham on Friday. Ms Noonan, originally from Noradjuha, is the first woman to be appointed Clerk of Victoria’s Legislative Assembly in 161 years and appeared as guest of honour at the event. […]

Plans in place for Horsham Irish party

TO BE SURE: Horsham Agricultural Society’s Andrea Cross, Dusty Cross, Ian Walter, Daryl Wallace and Zack Currie are working to ensure this weekend’s Horsham Irish Festival is a success. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera people will have a chance to air the part of them that’s Irish this weekend at an inaugural Horsham Irish Festival.

Goroke Rodeo sparks future interest

Goroke Apex Rodeo organisers are unsure whether the event will become an annual fixture on the town’s calendar despite hailing it as a big success. An estimated crowd of more than 1500 people attended the rodeo at Goroke Showground on Saturday night. It was the first time the town had hosted a rodeo since the […]

WACK Car and Bike engines excite young and old

Vintage, restored, created and repaired. That sums up the variety of vehicles on show at the 19th annual Horsham Car and Bike Show on Sunday. Despite rain during the showcase, participants and spectators were keen to show their support for families with sick children. The event, which raises money for charity Wimmera Against Cancer in […]

Stawell master plan taking shape

A master plan to guide development of Central Park, Cato Park and Maud Street dam precincts in Stawell has municipal approval. Northern Grampians Shire Council has endorsed Stawell Parks Precinct Master Plan, a project funded by an $18,700 grant from the Federal Government’s Building Better Regions program, in partnership with the council. The plan has […]

Young leader Zack Currie to build on Horsham ag society progress

At 21, Zack Currie has become the youngest Horsham Agricultural Society president. A member since 2016 and junior vice-president last year, Mr Currie accepted a nomination from members to lead the organisation this year. He said he looked forward to leading the society and again being involved in the organisation’s main event, the Horsham Show. […]

Snap Send Solve app for residents to report council issues

Wimmera residents can report issues to their municipal councils with a new smartphone app. The free Snap Send Solve app allows users to report issues such as fallen trees, potholes, dumped rubbish, cracked pavements and graffiti. Users can take a photo of any issue they come across and make notes about it before sending it […]

Youth alcohol culture in spotlight

Wimmera Drug Action Taskforce and Horsham Rural City Council’s Youth CAN Project will host a forum on youth alcohol culture in Horsham later this month. The ‘It’s OK to say NO’ information night will be at Coughlin Park community centre on March 29 at 6pm. The free session will focus on the supply of alcohol […]


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