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Horsham council remains firm on rates decision

Horsham Rural City farmers again made up the majority of a packed council chamber on Monday night, hoping a last-ditch attempt to change an ‘unfair and inequitable’ rating system would pay off.

Golden opportunity for Southern Mallee Giants during Wimmera league battle with Horsham

SLIPPING AWAY: Southern Mallee Giants’ Liam Price breaks away with Minyip-Murtoa’s Luke Chamberlain in hot pursuit during Wimmera Football League action at Minyip. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Southern Mallee Giants have an opportunity to make perhaps their biggest impression on Wimmera Football League when they meet Horsham on Saturday.

Horsham District pacesetters Harrow-Balmoral, Kalkee to clash

ON THE PROWL: Rupanyup’s Elliot Kelly, left, prepares to pounce on the ball as team-mate Ty Maher holds out Natimuk United’s Will Ridsdale during a Horsham District football match at Rupanyup. 

There are times in a season when someone draws a line in the sand and that moment might well be at Kalkee in Horsham District football on Saturday.

Wimmera River parkrun ready to launch

READY TO RUN: A group of Horsham running enthusiasts are gearing up for the launch of a new Wimmera River parkrun next month. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Instigators of a Wimmera River parkrun will see their work come to fruition next month when the weekly event launches in Horsham.

Horsham’s Cooks store celebrates 90 years in business

HISTORY: Cooks Manchester and Lingerie owner John Latimer with an early picture of his family’s business in Firebrace Street. His grandfather Walter Cook, Walter’s wife Ellen and their six children started the grocery and drapery business 90 years ago, on June 30, 1928. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

By SARAH SCULLY When Cooks Manchester and Lingerie owner John Latimer locked up his store on June 30, a shiver ran down his spine as he walked from the front door back to the sales counter. To most, it was another Saturday morning. But to Mr Latimer, it marked 90 years to the day his […]

The Weekly Advertiser adaptable and thriving as it celebrates 20 years

The Weekly Advertiser staff members, from left, Chris Thomas, Liz Luy, Brendan O'Loughlin, Lee Meadows, Dean Lawson, Mark Sulic, Kelly Laird and Sarah Scully celebrate the community newspaper's 20th anniversary.

The Australian media landscape is continually evolving and trends are starting to provide a clearer picture of where newsprint sits in the equation. The progression and growth of The Weekly Advertiser from a basic annex to radio into a standalone product reflects ACE Radio’s understanding of this evolution. Early fears that society’s rapid absorption and […]

PHOTOS | Mobile zoo visits Dimboola

Billie Ward with a blue tongue lizard at Jamie and Kim’s Mobile Zoo at Dimboola Recreation Reserve as part of Wimmera Regional Library Service's holiday program.

Horsham’s Apex Island Pump Track drawing big numbers

The new Pump track at Apex Island in Horsham is proving popular.

Horsham’s Apex Adventure Island pump track is quickly turning into a tourist attraction. Crowds of children on scooters and bicycles have been using the track during the school holidays. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Keg for Mildew raises $2000 for cancer centre

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KEG FOR A CAUSE: Family members of the late Robert ‘Mildew’ Matthews, from left, Gerard Matthews, Sarah Scully, Lisa Matthews, Leah Askew and Brenton Askew, celebrate a successful fundraising night in his honour. Laharum Football Netball Club hosted a ‘Keg for Mildew’ event following the Demons’ round-11 Horsham District league clash against Noradjuha-Quantong on Saturday. […]

Words flow for Warracknabeal author Sammie Brown

IN PRINT: Warracknabeal teenage author Sammie Brown shows off a copy of her published book, The Guardian.  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A love of writing and storytelling and an ambition to pursue a career as an author is already paying off for Warracknabeal schoolgirl Sammie Brown. The 18-year-old Warracknabeal Secondary College student has had one book published, has another in the hands of publishers and a string of written works also waiting to hit the bookshelves. […]


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