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Brenda Evans bids fond farewell to teaching after 40 years

MOVING ON: Horsham Primary School Rasmussen campus assistant principal Brenda Evans shares a moment with students, from left, Jydan Clark, Rebecca-May Williams, Narla Kennedy and Nikita Kennedy-Gollan. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham primary school teacher Brenda Evans will farewell the busy and bubbling world of classrooms when she retires at the end of next week.

Louise Staley states her opposition priorities as she retains her seat

Finally: Member for Ripon Louise Staley accepts official confirmation of her election win from Ripon district election manager Ian McLean in Stawell. Picture: DEAN LAWSON

Re-elected Member for Ripon Louise Staley has vowed to hold the Victorian Labor government to account for its pre-election promises during her next four years in opposition.

PHOTOS | Horsham rocks… at Rockfest

Shannon Noll pumps out a hit.

Horsham had a powerful reminder of its history as a major venue for outdoor rock concerts when people gathered at Horsham Soundshell at Sawyer Park at the weekend.

Severe Weather Warning – thunderstorms, flash flooding

People in Central, South West, Northern Country, North Central, North East and parts of Mallee, West and South Gippsland and Wimmera Forecast Districts can expect heavy rainfall and thunderstorms on Thursday. A low pressure trough will move slowly eastwards across Victoria during Thursday, deepening into a low pressure system over central parts of the State. […]

Horsham Arts Council award for Audrey puppets

Chris Versteegen and Belinda Elliott in Horsham Arts Council's production of Little Shop of Horrors.

Horsham Arts Council has continued to consolidate its reputation as one of Victoria’s leading regional performing arts organisations by winning a major state award.

Exploration at Langi Logan reveals more gold

Gold exploration in the region continues to provide tantalising prospects of a major resurgence in mining of the precious metal. Navarre Minerals managing director Geoff McDermott is confident a new drilling program at Langi Logan, about 40 kilometres south of Stawell, represents a new gold discovery. “This is an excellent start to our maiden drilling […]

Mark Wolfe is building memories in Ararat

LABOUR OF LOVE: Mark Wolfe is fulfilling a dream of restoring an historic building, in Ararat’s Barkly Street.

What is the logical next step in the life of a musician and composer who has toured across Australia and internationally?
For Mark Wolfe, it was buying and restoring a heritage building in Ararat’s main street.

Victorian government backs The Overland train

The State Government will save The Overland train service between Melbourne and Adelaide, which connects passengers from South Australia, western Victoria and Geelong. Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne announced last night the government had stepped in ‘to keep a key part of Australia’s transport history alive’ by providing $3.78-million to help fund the service for […]

Dan Tehan announces scholarship opportunities

Member for Wannon Dan Tehan is confident students in his electorate will have more opportunities to attend university as a result of Federal Government scholarship funding. The education minister said the benefits would come from an extra $34.1-million for scholarships for regional and remote students. He said the government was funding an additional 1995 scholarships […]

Stawell building on festivities

A group of Stawell organisations are working together in an effort to make their city the Christmas hub of the Wimmera this month. Stawellbiz, Lions Club Stawell, Stawell Performing Arts Company and the Lutheran Church are offering a variety of events this festive season. They are working with Northern Grampians Shire Council on the December […]


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