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Commission of Inquiry to consider Ararat rating strategy.

The State Government will appoint a Commission of Inquiry to consider the efficiency and effectiveness of the Ararat Rural City’s rating strategy. The decision comes after a request for Government intervention was made by the Victorian Farmers Federation and the Mayor of Ararat, Paul Hooper. Local government minister Natalie Hutchins said the draft budget proposes […]

Horsham police seek witnesses to alleged assault

Police are appealing for witnesses to an alleged assault in Rose Street, Horsham, on Sunday. Police would like to speak with anyone who might have seen or heard an argument between a male and a female in Rose Street, between Wattle and Lilac streets, about 5.30pm. Police have asked witnesses to call Senior Constable James […]

PHOTOS | Holy Trinity Lutheran College students hit the stage with The Music Man, Jr

Josiah Mock, Hugo Chincarini, Caleb Eilola in Holy Trinity Lutheran College production of The Music Man Jr.

Holy Trinity Lutheran College’s production of The Music Man Junior. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Hundreds of Wimmera school children and packed Horsham Town Hall for the stage production of the children’s classic.

Seven decades of married life for Reg and Elva Pilmore

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY: Reg and Elva Pilmore celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A Wimmera husband and wife team who forged a special partnership two years after the end of the Second World War has reached a rare and significant milestone. Reg and Elva Pilmore, both 95, clocked up their platinum, or 70th, wedding anniversary. They have celebrated the occasion with family and friends at Horsham Sports and […]

PHOTOS: Horsham Primary School turns back the clock to the olden days

Adele Joseph, Pippa McDonald and Mia Bourne at Horsham Primary School Old Time dress up day.

Students from Horsham Primary School explored the olden days with a dress up day at the school. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Logging fears

A wilderness advocacy group fears threatened animals and vulnerable Victorian forests will be at risk under new plans to re-open logging in the west of the state.  Victorian National Parks Association has called on the State Government to prevent logging from starting in western Victoria, to review a proposed logging plan and consult with the […]

Grampians and Pyrenees Awards to celebrate businesses

BACKING BUSINESS: From left, Ararat mayor Paul Hooper, Pyrenees mayor Ron Eason, Northern Grampians mayor Tony Driscoll and Neoen’s Garth Heron at the launch of Grampians Pyrenees Business Awards at Great Western. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Businesses from across the Grampians and Pyrenees will be the subject of celebrations at St Arnaud later this year. Organisers of Grampians Pyrenees Business Awards have called for nominations for the awards, which will culminate with a gala presentation in St Arnaud Town Hall on October 27. Northern Grampians Shire, Ararat Rural City and Pyrenees […]

PHOTOS | Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club gymnasts shine in spotlight

Lynette Morrow, Brodie Hausler and Len Parfett at Natimuk and Districts Gymnastics Club 2017 mini-comp.

Wimmera gymnasts enjoyed a day of friendly competition on Sunday, resulting in plenty of ribbons, medals and smiles on faces. Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club’s mini comp launches the sport’s competition season. Head coach Lynette Morrow said the day ran smoothly, with more than 100 club gymnasts taking to the floor. “The highlight for me […]

Horsham Zumbathon to support family affected by cancer

By SARAH SCULLY A Horsham mother and fitness instructor has called on the community to come together through dance to raise money for a seriously ill child. Sara Tuohey will lead a Zumbathon for people of all ages and fitness levels at Sawyer Park on Sunday. Miss Tuohey teaches the registered dance fitness program through […]

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