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Ararat assault witnesses sought

Police are appealing for information following an alleged assault in Ararat on Friday. Investigators have been told a man and woman were in a vehicle when they became involved in an altercation near the intersection of Minton and Hewitt streets sometime between 9am and 10am. A mobile phone was thrown from the passenger side of […]

A dream come true for Ted Johnson

Ted Johnson with his new tricycle. Ted was able to get the expensive transport thanks to the generosity of the community.

Horsham boy Ted Johnson is relishing a newfound sense of independence as he rides around town on his new custom-made bike. The Ss Michael and John’s Primary School student had both legs amputated at birth and has never been able to ride a conventional bicycle. With a custom-made option, costing $11,000, beyond the financial reach […]

Rock climbers unite over climbing bans

Plans to form a peak governing body representing rock climbers in Victoria have been fast-tracked as climbers continue to push for returned access to sites in Grampians National Park.

Webster off and running after wait

Water, health care and infrastructure are big-ticket issues Member for Mallee Anne Webster will immediately tackle after confirmation of her seat in Federal Parliament.

PHOTOS | Day to remember at Dimboola as Tim Watson returns with Sam Newman and Mike Sheahan

BIG NAMES: Left, media personality Sam Newman, Dimboola club secretary Col Campbell, club legend Tim Watson, media identity Mike Sheahan and dual Essendon premiership player Alec Epis at a Dimboola Football Club lunch. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Dimboola is about $20,000 better off after a visit from club legend Tim Watson and media identities Mike Sheahan and Sam Newman at the weekend, in the estimate of club secretary Col Campbell.

Staley fires shots over road, rail

State Government handling of Western Highway dual-carriageway and Murray Basin Rail projects continue to attract the ire of shadow treasurer and Member for Ripon Louise Staley. Ms Staley has accused the government of negligence in failing to list the highway project as a priority and of an inability to manage the rail project. “Roads Minister […]

Bids beyond expectations for brave Brax

Hayley Bird, Zoe Dickerson, Sam Matthews, Katrina Rabone, Megan Hutchinson and Rob Dolan at Beers For Brax.

A ‘phenomenal’ effort from Wimmera businesses and residents has helped raise nearly $50,000 for the cancer treatment of Horsham boy Braxton Williams. Hundreds of people gathered at Horsham’s Victoria Hotel on Sunday for a charity auction to support Braxton and his family, who relocated to Melbourne for treatment after he was diagnosed with a brain […]

Emma Kealy: More needs to be done about stock thefts

RENEWED CALL: Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh, left, and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy braved the elements for a tour of Horsham Regional Livestock Exchange with manager Paul Christopher. Mr Walsh and Ms Kealy are calling for a dedicated Victoria Police livestock theft and rural crime unit. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Victorian Nationals leader Peter Walsh and Member for Lowan Emma Kealy have renewed calls for a dedicated Victoria Police livestock theft and rural crime unit.

Horsham set to appoint youth council

Mal O'Brien and Montanna Crane at aHorsham Youth Festival at Sawyer Park.

Young people will have a stronger community voice with the formation of Horsham Rural City Council’s first youth council. The youth council, open to young people aged 12 to 25, is part of a key development in the city’s youth strategy, which plans to ‘engage and empower’ the municipality’s younger generations. Mayor Mark Radford said […]

DC-3 flight into Nhill Air Show

Melbourne aviation enthusiasts will have an opportunity to fly into Nhill Air Show on November 2 on board a vintage Douglas DC-3 transport aircraft. A crowd favourite at a 2015 Nhill Air Show, the DC-3 will take off from Essendon Airport and arrive for the start of the show. Passengers will stay overnight, returning home […]

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