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PHOTOS | VIDEO | Governor Linda Dessau visits Ararat

Matthew Sellen, Katelin McDonald, Jack Ward, Kim Stoyanoff and Georgia Jenkins with governor Linda Dessau at a reception in Ararat.

Victorian Governor Linda Dessau has spent two days in Ararat and rounded off her visit with a reception at Ararat Community Centre. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham basketballers set for Wimmera Sports Stadium fight

Gareth Hiscock, Horsham Hornets vs Bendigo Braves.

Basketball leaders are prepared to take legal action in efforts to force a rethink over a proposed site of a new multi-million-dollar Wimmera Sports Stadium.

PHOTOS: Darwin Defenders service at Maroske Hall

Darwin Defenders service at Maroske Hall at Horsham College.

LEST WE FORGET: Darwin Defenders service at Horsham College’s Maroske Hall. Natimuk district historian Keith Lockwood was guest speaker at the event, which commemorated soldiers, many from the Wimmera, who had the job of defending Darwin during the Second World War. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER The entire February 21, 2018 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is […]

PHOTOS: Trip down memory lane at Sunnyside wedding display

SPECIAL MOMENT: Alyce Campbell, right, wears her grandmother Glenda Campbell’s wedding dress during a Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village Valentine’s Day wedding showcase. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village residents, family members and staff took a trip down memory lane during a special Valentine’s Day event.

PHOTOS: Horsham cricket crunch time for Laharum

Jesse Brown catching Marty Knight. Jung Tigers vs Laharum.

Either win or hope for the best! That’s the scenario facing Laharum as Horsham Cricket Association’s race for the finals enters the final straight.

Horsham plans for squash return

FRIENDLY COMPETITION: Chye Lim helps Garry Pyke to his feet during a Victorian Masters Squash Association tournament in Horsham at the weekend. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham will host another Victorian Masters Squash Association tournament next year after a successful weekend of competition. More than 100 players and squash followers from as far as Western Australia, Tasmania, the ACT and eastern Victoria challenged themselves against the state’s best players aged over 30 during a competition in Horsham. Horsham Squash Club was […]

PHOTOS: Andrew Broad opens Nhill Early Years Centre

Ben Cannell and Jack McPherson were oblivious to Andrew Broad at Nhill Early Learning Centre opening.

MAKING FRIENDS: Member for Mallee Andrew Broad meets Ben Cannell and Clayton Hiscock during a visit to Nhill Early Years Centre yesterday afternoon. Mr Broad officially opened the centre, which brings together three and four-year-old kindergarten, long-day care, maternal and child health services, a toy library and two playgroups. Early years co-ordinator Rowena Wasley said […]

Kalkee Road Children’s and Community Hub hosts Teddy Bear’s picnic

Lena Ziersch and Savannah Wilmot, 4mths, at Kalkee Road Children’s and Community Hub for a Teddy Bear's Picnic.

CUDDLES: Lena Ziersch and Savannah Wilmot, four months, enjoy a teddy bear’s picnic at the new Kalkee Road Children’s and Community Hub. The $4.4-million hub combines health, education and support services. Maternal and child health and supported playgroup services are running at the hub, with other services to move into their new environment in the […]

PHOTOS: Halls Gap heats up with Hot Rods

Amanda Davis and Bev Davis with Bev's 1928 A Model Roadster at Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club Halls Gap rod run.

DECKED OUT: Halls Gap became hot-rod heaven during an Old Skool Hotrod and Custom Club rod run at the weekend. Enthusiasts made the most of the heavily themed event, showing off their custom vehicles and accessories. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER The entire February 21, 2018 edition of The Weekly Advertiser is available online. READ IT HERE!

Jaala Pulford announces tourism boost for Lake Fyans

IMPROVEMENTS: From left, Lake Fyans management committee chairman Jim Leeke shows Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford and Northern Grampians mayor Tony Driscoll around the beach at Lake Fyans. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Victorian Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford has used a visit to Stawell and Ararat districts to open a new walking track and interactive parkland around Lake Fyans. Ms Pulford joined Northern Grampians Shire, GWMWater and Lake Fyans Recreational Area Committee representatives at the official opening. The State Government provided $187,500 towards the project, which Ms […]


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