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Grim picture for rural councils prompts call to action from Rob Gersch

Rob Gersch.

Rural Councils Victoria committee member and Hindmarsh Shire councillor Rob Gersch believes Wimmera residents must rally behind their local councils and help lobby the state government to change the way they are funded or risk losing vital services.

Lionhearted Lenny’s legacy

FAMILY: Lauren Henwood holds twins Isla and Lenny while seven-year-old Nicholas plays with his father Nick. The family has organised a toy drive in memory of Lenny, who died from childhood cancer.

By Colin MacGillivray The searing grief of a mother whose child has died is a torment many can only guess at. For former Horsham woman Lauren Henwood it has been the reality of the past six months without her little Lenny. Lauren’s son was just six months old when, in August 2017, she and her […]

Big Little Lies and Hickory Dickory Dash head Wimmera libraries’ most popular books for 2018

Chloe, 7, and Lucy, 4, Butsch, read Hickory Dickory Dash at the Horsham Library. The book was the most popular children's book in the Wimmera in 2018 according to library lending data.

Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies was the most borrowed book across the Wimmera in 2018. Wimmera Regional Library Corporation marketing manager Leanda Elliott said Moriarty’s novel topped the list of books borrowed across Wimmera Regional Library’s branches. She said the book explored the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families. […]

PHOTOS | Eight-Ball players converge on Horsham invitational

Craig Barnett, Horsham, playing in Div 1 of a Wimmera 8 Ball tournament in Horsham.

Horsham Royal and Commercial hotels hosted nearly 200 players for a second annual ‘Wimmera Friendly Eight Ball Invitational’. Twenty-seven teams across three divisions played a round-robin format, with Stawell defeating Surf Coast 7-1 in a division one final. Surf Coast’s Colin Hood went through the tournament undefeated, winning his eight games. Portland Sharks defeated Horsham’s […]

Karen celebrations kick-off a big year for Horsham Town Hall

CELEBRATION: Horsham and Nhill’s Karen communities enjoyed their first Horsham Karen New Year celebration at the weekend. Mu Tar Teo was among performers who took to the Horsham Town Hall stage to showcase traditional dances for hundreds of guests. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

The colour and pageantry of the Wimmera’s Karen population was on full display at Horsham Town Hall’s theatre on Saturday as people celebrated Karen New Year.

PHOTOS: Yoga fun at Horsham Library

Isabel McConnell and teacher Natalie Abrahall enjoying kids yoga at Horsham Library. The library will run another yoga session on Wednesday and a Crazy Craft activity on Thursday.

HOLIDAY FUN: Horsham Library has turned its space into a school holiday fun zone, running a number of children’s workshops throughout January. Last week’s yoga for kids session was a hit, as demonstrated by Isabel McConnell. The library will host another yoga series today and a ‘crazy craft’ activity tomorrow from 10.30am to 11.30am. Participants […]

Heavy horse Hamish a hit

GENTLE GIANT: Clydesdale Hamish towers over his owner Daniel Blight on their Armstrong property. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

It has been said the Clydesdale is the horse Australia was built on.

PHOTOS | Escaping the heat

Sisters Auraya and Alurahian Leffler, from Goroke, escape the heat at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

As the weather heats up people head to cooler places. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS FLASHBACK: October 2018 – Spring rules

Horsham West Primary School students rehearse for  The Good, The Bad and The Gossipy at Horsham Town Hall. Karli Walker, Breanna Martin, Amara Crooks and Matilda Riddell.

Springtime is the best time. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

PHOTOS FLASHBACK: September 2018 – It’s finals time

Katelyn Barentsen, Magpie, performing in 12-under14 classical solo at 62nd Ararat Eisteddfod.

September means footy finals. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER


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