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New era for Ararat’s Marian College

Brigidine Sisters have handed over Marian College in Ararat, or entrusting their land on which all the Brigidine schools are on to Kildare Ministries.

Marian College Ararat has entered a new era, entrusting stewardship of the school’s land to Kildare Ministries at a ceremony on Monday. The ceremony marked a shift in governance, with Kildare Ministries taking over educational and community works formerly governed by the Victorian Province of Brigidine Congregation. The Brigidine Sisters have governed Marian College and […]

Horsham pit-stop for Variety Bash

ACE TEAM: Brendan O'Loughlin, Ray Baker and Jon Vertigan will represent ACE Radio on the Variety Bash.

By DEAN LAWSON The Wimmera will participate in Australia’s largest and longest-running charity motoring event next week when teams tick off the first leg of a trip between Geelong and Townsville. Victorian Variety Bash drivers and their crews will navigate their way through western Victoria and visit Ararat before their first stop, in Horsham. ACE […]

Horsham College students further love of science

Horsham College year-12 students Lily Materne, Alisha Matheson and Jacob Creasy will attend a 12-day National Youth Science Forum in January. Lily is interested in biology, Alisha in chemistry and Jacob is passionate about all sciences. The forum is designed to help students develop a broad understanding of the diverse study and career options available […]

PHOTOS | Building on Rainbow Desert Enduro

WINNING STYLE: Warrnambool’s Shannon and Ian Rentsch claimed a ninth Australian Off Road Championship at the weekend. For more pictures, visit 

Rainbow Desert Enduro organisers will explore adding motorcycles to next year’s event as they assess pros and cons from weekend action in the southern Mallee. Event spokesman and Hindmarsh Shire mayor Ron Ismay said there was a growing desire to include off-road motorcycle racing in the program now four-wheel vehicles had twice raced on the […]

Holy Trinity Lutheran College teacher Samantha Engert wins STEM scholarship

OPPORTUNITY: Horsham Holy Trinity Lutheran College science teacher Samantha Engert with students Josh Amilegbe, left, and Jordan Friberg. Mrs Engert won a scholarship to attend STEM X Academy in Canberra in January. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Holy Trinity Lutheran College middle school science and maths teacher Samantha Engert has won a scholarship to further develop the school’s STEM-based teaching resources. Mrs Engert won her spot after entering the 2018 STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics – Challenge. Entrants were required to write and submit a STEM question that challenges and […]

Overseas students apply at Longerenong College

Longerenong College north of Horsham is processing applications from its first international students as it works through a flood of student inquiries.

EPA takes legal action over Stawell tyres

The company and a director previously in charge of a controversial tyre dump in Stawell face fines totalling more than $1-million if found guilty of breaching Environment Protection Authority rules. Environment Protection Authority Victoria has charged Used Tyre Recycling Corporation Pty Ltd for two breaches of an EPA statutory notice. It has also charged corporation […]

Wimmera ready for new Horsham parkrun

Wimmera River parkrun organisers are counting down to the event’s official launch on August 25 following a trial run. Organiser Andrew Sostheim said 22 runners and walkers participated in the trial, assisted by 10 volunteers. “There was a wide range of participants from all ages, and even a couple of prams,” he said. “We are […]

Horsham gallery director Adam Harding off on new adventure

Horsham Regional Art Gallery director Adam Harding will bid the region farewell next week after winning a coveted position in Melbourne. Harding will replace Naomi Cass as director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography, CCP, in Fitzroy, where he will aim to build on her legacy of growing the centre as a leading exhibition space. […]

Wimmera fishing push in Melbourne

The Wimmera’s reputation as a leading freshwater fishing destination will get a major push in Melbourne this weekend. Horsham Rural City Council representatives and staff members will join volunteers at Melbourne’s National 4×4 Outdoors Show and Fishing and Boating Expo to promote a Grampians Fishing Trail. The Horsham council is promoting the trail centred on […]


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