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Laughter the best medicine

A presentation of a live governorship award to recently retired Horsham general practitioner Doug Jinks was among highlights of Wimmera Health Care Group’s annual meeting. Dr Jinks, on accepting his award during the meeting at Coughlin Park, spoke of the importance of humour in medicine. “I hope my legacy is my somewhat Australian sense of […]

Busy period for Northern Grampians council

Northern Grampians Shire Council has released statistics showing a busy three months for the municipality. The information includes details about capital works projects, planning, economic growth and funding. Mayor Kevin Erwin said a council works program had been extensive. “We’ve had a lot of road grading done, Stawell streetscape, Halls Gap works are underway and […]

Eight ball players on cue for cancer centre

Horsham Eight Ball Association has put its shoulder behind a regional fight against cancer with a donation to Wimmera Cancer Centre. The association, with help from Horsham’s Bull and Mouth Hotel, has provided money for the centre to buy a cancer treatment chair. The chairs cost $6169 and the association has provided $5000, generated through […]

Horsham Aero Club upgrades

Member for Mallee Andrew Broad has used a visit to the Wimmera to confirm $8250 in Federal Government support for Horsham Aero Club. Mr Broad, a pilot who often flies to events across his vast electorate, said the grant, from the government’s Stronger Communities Program, would go towards upgrading the clubrooms and kitchen. The project […]

Place of Pride call

Member for Wannon Dan Tehan is encouraging communities across his electorate and beyond to contribute to the Australian War Memorial’s Places of Pride project. Places of Pride is an online national register of war memorials that will record the locations and images of every publicly accessible memorial in Australia. “I invite all members of the […]

Ted’s ready to roll as generous community spirit makes bike dream come true

Ted Johnson with friends Liam Carracher, Cooper Myers and Jonty Blair at school. Ted needs $11,000 to buy a special tricycle sor him to ride.

For many of us, riding a bicycle for the first time is an indelible hallmark of childhood – a fondly remembered rite of passage.

More rail woes for the Wimmera

Wimmera passenger-rail services might become a thing of the past if calls for State Government intervention continue to fall on deaf ears.

‘I’ll keep up fight’ – Emma Kealy

Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has spoken of her intent to up the ante in ‘holding the Labor State Government to account’ despite the Coalition’s diminished numbers in parliament.

River light show to bring in 2019

By DEAN LAWSON A dramatic light show drawing on the features and atmosphere of the Wimmera River will be a major highlight of a community New Year’s Eve party in Horsham. Horsham projection artist Brandon Farley will prepare a lighting extravaganza on the river at Horsham Showground’s Maydale Reserve, for what organisers are promoting as […]

Pitching in for festive cheer

Volunteers are calling for donations to help them provide a community Christmas lunch for isolated, lonely or homeless people. Brett Heinrich said organisers were welcoming non-perishable food items as well as cash donations for the Horsham Uniting Church Christmas Lunch. “We’re expecting more than 80 people to attend the lunch at the Uniting Church Hall […]


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