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PHOTOS | VIDEOS | Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Victoria

Acting Inspector Scott Anderson with runners from Horsham Special School for Law Enforcement Torch Run in Horsham.

A Law Enforcement Torch Run has raised awareness of Special Olympics Victoria and the opportunities it provides for people living with intellectual disabilities. The torch run also highlights Victoria Police involvement and support for people living with a disability. The torch run visited Ararat and Horsham today and will visit Dimboola and Warracknabeal tomorrow. Runners […]

PHOTOS | VIDEO | Platypus saved during Mackenzie River survey

Josh Griffiths with Maddie the  platypus in Mackenzie River in the Grampians at Zumsteins.

Researchers surveying the Mackenzie River at Zumsteins for platypus last week saved the life of a juvenile female.

Lobby group pushes for Horsham College site for new sports stadium

Horsham College’s former ‘tech school oval’ in Baillie Street will qualify as a potential site for a new multi million-dollar indoor sporting stadium if a community lobby group has its way.

PHOTOS: Halls Gap Zoo

Zoo keeper Kellie Howes feeds giraffes at Halls Gap Zoo.

The Weekly Advertiser photographer Paul Carracher spent time at Halls Gap Zoo last week, capturing cute and cuddly – and not so cute and cuddly – animals on his adventure.

Anonymous gift for Wimmera Cancer Centre

An anonymous $250,000 donation to the Wimmera Cancer Centre has bought the project’s community fundraising tally to more than $1.4-million. Wimmera Health Care Group acting chief executive Mark Knights said the mystery philanthropist was a Horsham resident who had chosen to remain anonymous. The donor said in a statement they could not think of a […]

Scholarship win for Longerenong College students Thomas Brady, Brooke Saligari

Longerenong College has announced students Thomas Brady from Great Western and Brooke Saligari, Campbelltown, as its Driscoll AG Scholarship winners for 2017. The college announced the winners after a lengthy interview process involving 19 applications. Lyn Symons, a former farmer and rural financial councillor, John Richards, Goldacres owner and director, and Northern Grampians Shire Council […]

Anzac Day – A day to honour people, not war: Brigadier Marcus Thompson

Major Dave Ellis leads the Anzac Day Parade in Horsham.

Brigadier Marcus Thompson has encouraged Horsham district residents to use Anzac Day as an opportunity to invigorate national spirit and pride.

Horsham Rural City Council releases 2017-18 draft budget

Horsham Rural City Council has called on residents and ratepayers to provide feedback on the municipality’s 2017-draft budget, which includes a two-percent rate rise and an $18.28-million capital works program. The two-percent rise is in accordance with the State Government’s decision to cap rate rises at a maximum of two percent for 2017-18. The council […]

AgLife| Burning a part of farming: David Jochinke

Victorian farmers leader David Jochinke is confident the benefits of widespread strategic paddock burn-offs across the region’s grain belt heavily outweigh costs.

PHOTOS | Apple cider making workshop

Amber Schellens tries some apple juice at Horsham Urban Landcare apple crushing in preparation for making cider.

Wimmera people gathered at Horsham Showgrounds for a cider brewing session organised by Horsham Urban Landcare.

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