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WIN TICKETS | Horsham German Fest set for big comeback

Sarah Hughes and Zack Currie can't wait for the Horsham German Fest.

The Wimmera’s biggest celebration of all things German will undergo a revival at Horsham Showground on Saturday with a new name and new format.

PHOTOS | Challenging run chases in Horsham cricket

Mark Crafter on his way to a hundred. Jung Tigers vs Horsham Saints.

Batsmen have mighty jobs ahead when Horsham Cricket Association A Grade games resume this weekend.

Natimuk gymnasts ready for invitational

REWARD: Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club gymnasts, from left, Hailey Puls, Brooklyn Fraser and Kayla Kelm competed in national level-seven state trials earlier this month. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Natimuk and District Gymnastic Club will host its annual two-day invitational at the weekend. Over 340 gymnasts from across the state including Mildura, Warrnambool, Mt Gambier and Benalla have registered for the competition. Club president Amanda Carracher said the weekend would act as a level test for girls up to level 10. “The quality of […]

PHOTOS | Lights are on for Diwali – Hindu festival of lights

Mila Joseph, Isabella Luke and Hannah Luke at Oasis Wimmera's Diwali Festival at Horsham CWA Hall.

Diwali, or Deepavali, Hindu festival of lights celebrations attracted about 100 people to Horsham CWA Hall. Migrant support group Oasis Wimmera organised the gathering, which is celebrated every autumn in India and Nepal and one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism. Migrants from India and Nepal celebrated with Horsham district community members. The day […]

PHOTOS | Indonesian showcase at Ss Michael and John’s Primary School

Neeve Kelly, Tunmise Ilesanmi, Issac Arnold and Kassidy Blair at Horsham’s Ss Michael and John’s Primary School  Indonesian culture festival.

SHOWCASE: Horsham Ss Michael and John’s Primary School students celebrated Indonesian culture with a performing arts display last week. Students presented an ‘Indonesian Showcase Spectacular’ as part of a special unit on Indonesian traditional performing arts. Foundation students sang a greeting chant, grade one and two students presented a traditional Wayang Kulit shadow puppet play, […]

Mark Radford backs Horsham potential

EXCITED: New Horsham Rural City Council mayor Mark Radford, centre, is flanked by his fellow councillors, from left, David Grimble, Josh Koenig, John Robinson, Pam Clarke, Les Power and Alethea Gulvin.
Picture: DEAN LAWSON

New Horsham mayor Mark Radford has pledged to work for a prosperous Wimmera future as he guides Horsham Rural City Council for the next 12 months.

Rainbow on the radar

RADAR: Bureau of Meteorology state manager Dr Andrew Tupper and WDA chief executive Ralph Kenyon announce Rainbow as the site for a new Wimmera weather radar.

The southern Mallee town of Rainbow will play an integral role in a multi-million-dollar project likely to add a new dimension to agricultural prosperity and potential across western Victoria.

Humanity award for Ella Officer

AWARD: Ella Officer with her Fred Hollows Foundation award. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham Ss Michael and John Primary School student Ella Officer, 12, has won national recognition for her ‘compassion, integrity and kindness’. The year-six student and school captain received a ‘Highly Commended’ at Fred Hollows Humanity Awards presentation at Melbourne Town Hall on Monday. Ella was nominated for her efforts in raising more than $4000 for […]

PHOTOS | Dimboola Rowing Club’s 131st annual regatta

Alex Salter, Dimboola, attaches her oar at Dimboola Rowing Regatta.

Crews travelled from across the state for the iconic Dimboola Rowing Regatta. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Remembrance Day in the Wimmera | Time for reflection a century on

Ray Buckley and Hartley Stephens at a First World War exhibition for Remembrance Day at Horsham RSL.

A century after the guns fell silent across Europe to mark the end of the First World War, the Wimmera will pause to reflect and share a moment of silence.

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