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Horsham mayor Pam Clarke warns fellow councillors to behave following disrespectful behaviour

Horsham mayor Pam Clarke.

Cr Clarke said she believed she had no choice but to remind councillors of their responsibilities – including the councillors code of conduct they committed to in February last year – following an escalation of behaviour she considered an ‘occupational health and safety issue’.

Goroke prepares to celebrate 1958 football premiership

MEMORIES: Goroke 1958 premiership players, from left, Allen Carter, Fred Lowe and Rob Stacey hold aloft Central Wimmera Football League’s Metters Premiership Cup. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The population of tiny west Wimmera town Goroke is set to swell on June 16 when people gather for a significant community and sporting reunion. Stories of times past are set to be the flavour of conversation as people travel from across Victoria and beyond to attend the 60th anniversary of a 1958 Goroke premiership. […]

St Brigid’s College students head ‘under the sea’ for production

FANTA-SEA: St Brigid’s College students, front, Gerard Natividad, Prince Eric, Sophie Trudel, Ariel, and Lauren Bond, Ursula, have scored lead roles in the school’s production of The Little Mermaid. Back, from left, Georgia Consedine, Caitlin Ballantine, Georgia McIntyre, Tahli Burford and Kiara Guest are the Mer Sisters. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham St Brigid’s College students will head ‘under the sea’ for the school’s latest production, The Little Mermaid. Rehearsals for the August production are in full swing. The show is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale about a young mermaid willing to give up her life in the sea to gain a human soul, […]

Horsham Country Music Festival future in doubt

Horsham Country Music Festival.

Weary organisers in charge of Horsham Country Music Festival have set a deadline of October-November for individuals or organisations to come forward to rescue the annual event.

Steffi Patience honoured for helping others in rural health award

RECOGNITION: Stawell’s Steffi Patience receives her 2018 Victorian Young Achievers Award from Royal Flying Doctor Service representative Robyn Lardner.

Stawell’s Steffi Patience won recognition for her dedication to helping others at 2018 Victorian Young Achievers Awards in Melbourne. Ms Patience, 24, was awarded the Royal Flying Doctor Service Victoria Regional and Rural Health Award. The award celebrates young people in rural or regional areas who are dedicated to enhancing health services in their community. […]

Cubing competition plan for Horsham

Eric Zhu and teacher Michelle Watson at Horsham West PS.  Michelle is looking at organising a comp. in Horsham towards the end of August, start of Sept.

CALLING ALL CUBERS: Horsham West Primary School teacher Michelle Watson is working on plans to bring a speedcubing competition to Horsham later this year. Pictured with speedcubing enthusiast Eric Zhu and other pupils from the school, Ms Watson hopes Speedcubing Australia delegates will travel to Horsham for an event tentatively scheduled for August 25, pending […]

Ararat College students ready to rock

ROCK ON: From left, Jodie Treacy, Amelia Shill, Aria Davies-Harrison, Zafirah Davies-Harrison and Caitlin O’Brien are members Ararat College’s school band ‘Don’t Run With Scissors’. They and other members of the band are preparing to compete in this year’s RockFest. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A group of passionate Ararat College student musicians will break new ground for the school when they compete in a major school bands competition in Melbourne next month. The 12-member college musical group called Don’t Run With Scissors will be up against about a dozen school groups from across Australia in a RockFest Band competition […]

Ararat’s Marian College to host colour run for Bangladesh

Marian College students Brianne Cole and Gabrielle McGuckian are organising a colour run to raise money for a kindergarten in Bangladesh.

COLOURS FOR A CAUSE: Ararat’s Marian College students Brianne Cole, left, and Gabrielle McGuckian throw confetti into the air as they get into the spirit for a money-raising colour run next month. The colour run, organised by the school’s year-12s, raises money for the Fred Hyde Foundation. The school’s efforts have helped establish and maintain […]

Wimmera Filipino group formalised in Horsham

Wimmera Filipino-Australian Club vice president Donald Gragasin, president Marivic Vix and secertary Maria Janeth Rebarbas at the club's  inauguration as an incoporated association and officer oathtaking at St Michael's Parish Centre in Horsham. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

A Wimmera Filipino Australian Club has undergone an official inauguration at Horsham’s Ss Michael and John’s Parish Centre. Under the leadership of club president Marivic Vix, the organisation creates an opportunity for people of all ages who have come from the Philippines to meet and socialise. Mrs Vix said the club was a family friendly […]

‘Give and take’ key to longevity for Hugh and Doris McDonald

Platinum anniversary: Doris and Hugh McDonald will celebrate 70 years of marriage on Tuesday. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham couple Doris and Hugh McDonald will celebrate 70 years of marriage on Tuesday. The McDonalds said they looked forward to marking their platinum anniversary with their six children, 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and friends at Horsham City Bowling Club on Saturday. Hugh, 94, and Doris, 93, married at Camberwell Our Lady of Victories Basilica […]


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