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It’s official, The Southern Mallee Giants are in the WFL

Southern Mallee Giants celebrate HDFNL Senior Grand Final 2017.

Horsham District Football League premiers Southern Mallee Giants are joining the Wimmera Football League. The Giants won approval to compete in the Wimmera league after a four-step process was achieved within a two week period, with all parties conscious of time and the effect on the other members within both the Wimmera FL and the […]

Wimmera Cancer Centre construction to start

Construction on a new Wimmera Cancer Centre will start this month.

Man injured after fall at Mt Arapiles

Ambulance officers tend to the injured man at Castle Crag at Mt Arapiles.

A Melbourne man, 21, has been injured after falling off Castle Crag at Mt Arapiles. The man was climbing with friends when he fell from the five-metre climb. Natimuk police Leading Senior Constable Peter Mellington said the man’s rope helped to break his fall. “He’s come down pretty hard,” he said. The air ambulance arrived […]

Police arrest man, 20, after Ararat house fires

Ararat Crime Investigation Unit detectives arrested a man on Monday in relation to two alleged deliberately lit fires. The fires occurred at two unoccupied houses in Tuson Street in October last year and on January 11. Both fires resulted in the two houses having to be demolished. The 20-year-old Ararat man was charged with two […]

VIDEO | $20-million plan for Western Highway

Tony Driscoll, Kevin Erwin, Pam Clarke, Luke Donnellan and Mal Kersting at Westerm Highway announcement in Stawell.

By SARAH SCULLY Wimmera leaders have welcomed a $20-million Western Highway upgrade to improve road safety between Stawell and the South Australian border. Redevelopment of a key Horsham intersection is among major works for the project, due to be completed in late 2020. Horsham Rural City mayor Pam Clarke said she was pleased to see […]

Wimmera solar farms move ahead

Horsham Rural City mayor Pam Clarke hopes the green lighting of two major solar farms set to generate almost 300 jobs in the region is the tip of the iceberg.

Australia Day awards | Ian Walter and Dustin Cross making a difference

HUMBLED: Dustin Cross and Ian Walter are Horsham Rural City’s 2018 Australia Day Award winners.  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s latest Australia Day award winners are strong believers they get more out of volunteering than what they put in.

PHOTOS: Baby ballet classes at The Dancers Zone

Sisters Claire and Heidi Rethus enjoying The Dancers Zone's free baby ballet. The free classes are on Tuesday and Wednesday's from 9.30am all January.

YOUNG PERFORMERS: The Dancers Zone in Horsham is promoting its baby ballet classes with free sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings during January. Sisters Claire and Heidi Rethus join in the fun. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER The entire January 17, 2018 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

PHOTOS | School holiday fun

Dylan Bates does a flip at Horsham Skate Park during a Youth Can skate and barbecue with Nexus, Headspace and the Red Cross.
The next event will be a Colour War at May Park on January 23.

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HOLIDAY FUN: School holiday activities are in full swing across the Wimmera and Grampians, with a range of activities on offer for students to enjoy. Tiffany, Sophie and Nadia Petering decorate backpacks at Horsham Plaza. The entire January 17, 2018 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

Maritime Safety Victoria puts water safety in spotlight

ADVICE: Horsham boat owner Bob Kirsopp, right, checks his life vest with Maritime Safety Victoria’s John Chittick during an information session at Horsham Weir. Fellow boating safety officers Ron Sproal and Sam Stevens also attended the visit. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera people learnt important information about staying safe by the water during a visit from Maritime Safety Victoria boating safety officers. Officers answered water safety questions and provided advice during a visit to Horsham. The officers also ran checks on lifejackets and boating requirements. Horsham Rural City Council technical services director John Martin said the […]


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