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PHOTOS: Book Week at Ss Michael and John’s Primary School

Ss Michael and John's Primary School celebrate book Week with a dress-up parade.
Poppy Murray as a fish.

Students and teachers at Ss Michael and John’s Primary School kicked off Book Week with a parade of literary characters. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Pauline Hanson pulls burqa stunt in Senate

Pauline Hanson has worn a burqa in the Senate, prompting widespread criticism and an emotional takedown from Attorney General George Brandis. The One Nation leader arrived at question time dressed in full Muslim garb on Thursday before removing it to once again call for its ban in Australia. George Brandis got a standing ovation from […]

Safety key as Anzac Centenary Bridge nears completion, again

Horsham Rural City Council has reminded residents and visitors to refrain from accessing the Wimmera River pedestrian bridge as the project draws close to completion. Council’s technical services director John Martin said works were continuing despite rain delays. “We’re on track to have the project completed in October this year and we know the community […]

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Horsham College science students celebrate science week

Alexis Richards, Tyela Scrimizzi and Tahni Scrimizzi enjoy their home-made sherbert at Horsham College Science Extravaganza.

Horsham College’s annual Science Extravaganza attracted a huge crowd at Maroske Hall on Wednesday. From paper planes to chemical explosions there was plenty to see. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS| Science showcase at Holy Trinity Lutheran School

Imogen Saunders at Holy Trinity Lutheran School science display for Science Week.

Students and teachers at Holy Trinity Lutheran School showcased their best science at exhibitions to celebrate Science Week. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Max and Lois Penny celebrate major milestone

CELEBRATE: Max and Lois Penny celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.

Retired Douglas farmers Max and Lois Penny have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with friends at Horsham Sports and Community Club. Minister Mervyn Fletcher married the Pennys on August 16, 1952 at Horsham Methodist Church. Max, 90, was born at Douglas and Lois, 86, in Horsham. The couple’s son Peter still farms the original holding […]

Wimmera-Mallee towns Donald and Hopetoun on weather radar shortlist

The Wimmera-Mallee towns of Donald and Hopetoun are on a shortlist to play an integral role in broadacre agricultural production and emergency-service response planning across western Victoria.

Frewstal welcomes EPA action on Stawell tyre stockpile

EPA moves in to remove Stawell tyre threat The manager of one of the Wimmera’s largest commercial workforces has described a decision to remove a hazardous stockpile of tyres in Stawell as a ‘huge’ relief. Frewstal abbatoirs general manager Greg Nicholls said the business welcomed and applauded the Environment Protection Authority Victoria’s move to clean […]

EPA moves in to remove Stawell tyre threat

Frewstal welcomes EPA action on Stawell tyre stockpile Environment Protection Authority Victoria is removing a controversial stockpile of car tyres at a site on Saleyards Road, Stawell, based on community safety concerns. EPA chief executive Nial Finegan said the authority believed the lack of obvious activity at the site ‘for an extended period of time’ […]

PHOTOS | Avenue Dance Studio annual concert

Brittany Bates, Macey Purdue,  Julia Gasparini, 
Avenue Dance Studio annual concert.

POISE: Horsham’s Avenue Dance Studio wowed audiences with its annual concert at Horsham Town Hall on Sunday. Students showcased tap, jazz and contemporary dance routines. Sophie Koschmann, front, and Georgie Hobbs perform a contemporary number. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER The entire August 16, 2017 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

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