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Max and Lois Penny celebrate major milestone

CELEBRATE: Max and Lois Penny celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary.

Retired Douglas farmers Max and Lois Penny have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with friends at Horsham Sports and Community Club. Minister Mervyn Fletcher married the Pennys on August 16, 1952 at Horsham Methodist Church. Max, 90, was born at Douglas and Lois, 86, in Horsham. The couple’s son Peter still farms the original holding […]

Horsham Aquatic Centre to host winter pool party

pool Horsham Aquatic Centre will host a winter pool party on Sunday. The event, from noon to 3pm, will include various activities including competitions, inflatables, a junior slide and zorb ball. Entry is $7 a child, which includes a barbecue lunch, with supervising parents admitted free. Money raised supports YMCA Open Doors Foundation, which helps […]

Dogs on show in Horsham

Wimmera dog lovers are gearing up for a big weekend with expectations that 353 dogs and their owners will attend Horsham Wimmera Kennel Club dog show at Horsham Showground this weekend. The Saturday-Sunday event, attracting dog enthusiasts from across Victoria and beyond, has traditionally featured a variety of sections and a broad cross section of […]

Maureen Delahunty best in show at Horsham Sunnyside art and craft competition

Maureen Delahunty with her champion artwork at Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village's art and craft show.

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SKILLS ON DISPLAY: Maureen Delahunty shows off the intricate craftwork that won her an overall best-in-show award at a Sunnyside Lutheran Retirement Village art and craft show. Fellow village residents Olive Pilgrim and Rita McKenzie were others to win major awards at the show that also featured the work of volunteers and staff. Organisers were […]

Horsham Northfest legacy project takes shape

The artistic talents of students from Horsham’s Holy Trinity Lutheran School and Horsham College’s McKenzie Creek campus will soon be on show for the community. Students at the schools have created a unique park bench, made from skateboards, for Horsham’s Cornell Park. The bench is this year’s Northfest Family Fun Day Legacy Project. Northfest, at […]

Milestone for Horsham Spring Garden Festival

Horsham Spring Garden Festival is approaching a major milestone and organisers are keen for many people and exhibitors to get involved. The festival, at Horsham Botanic Gardens, will have its 30th anniversary on October 14 and 15. Festival spokeswoman Sonia Matthews said a group of dedicated volunteers kept the popular, annual event running. “We have […]

Pop-up shop for Stawell

The creative team of volunteers behind Stawell Uniting Church’s pre-loved vintage and pop-up shop has invited people to take part in a Tea Cosy Challenge on Saturday. A pop-up shop will be in the church hall from 9am to noon. The team invites people to display their pieces or to donate them for sale, with […]

Minyip’s Adam Niewand, a rural gay success story, makes plea to Malcolm Turnbull

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A businessman raised on a farm at Minyip, who also spent his teenage years in Horsham, has written an open, heartfelt letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the distress a debate about same-sex marriage is causing. Adam Niewand, 37, a gay man who runs an event-management business in Sydney, called Mister Milford – named […]

Plotting for extra support for Hopetoun community garden

Hopetoun’s community garden is ready for plants and a small group in charge of the project is looking for people keen to get involved. With support from partner Anita, Hopetoun builder Paul Fischer built garden infrastructure that includes a gazebo and several raised boxes. He has also completed a fence so young children can roam […]

Change leaders Phil Cleary, Kate Jenkins and Simone O’Brien to speak at Horsham breakfast

A Wimmera Leading Change breakfast in Horsham this month will feature three high-profile speakers highlighting work towards the prevention of violence against women. The speakers will be Australian Human Rights Commission Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins, social justice advocate Phil Cleary and domestic violence survivor Simone O’Brien. Horsham Rural City Council community services director Kevin […]

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