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Lobby group pushes for Horsham College site for new sports stadium

Horsham College’s former ‘tech school oval’ in Baillie Street will qualify as a potential site for a new multi million-dollar indoor sporting stadium if a community lobby group has its way.

Anonymous gift for Wimmera Cancer Centre

An anonymous $250,000 donation to the Wimmera Cancer Centre has bought the project’s community fundraising tally to more than $1.4-million. Wimmera Health Care Group acting chief executive Mark Knights said the mystery philanthropist was a Horsham resident who had chosen to remain anonymous. The donor said in a statement they could not think of a […]

Horsham’s Simone O’Brien to share powerful message during Western Bulldogs, GWS White Ribbon clash

Horsham anti-domestic violence advocate Simone O’Brien will represent the Western Bulldogs during the AFL club’s White Ribbon round clash against Greater Western Sydney on Friday night. Mrs O’Brien, a domestic-violence survivor joined forces with the club last year and shares her experience in the hope it will help others. “The filming was different this year […]

Youth award for Hopetoun nurse Stacey Daly

Hopetoun enrolled nurse Stacey Daly has added another string to her bow after winning a youth award. Yarriambiack Shire, its Youth Action Council and the State Government have recognised Stacey for her achievements in health and wellbeing. Yarriambiack Shire councillors Helen Ballentine and Shane Roberts presented Stacey with her award. The accolade comes after Stacey […]

Ararat’s Cyril Bond keeps on giving

CHEERS TO ARARAT: Cyril Bond, 93, is flanked by fellow Ararat Y’s Men Joe Perry, 71, left, and John Gladdis, 70. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

When Cyril Bond arrived in Ararat from England almost 60 years ago he had a simple plan – to be involved with the community.

Rainbow school transformation underway

Project leaders are urging Rainbow and district residents to have their say on a draft design for a new community garden park at the old Rainbow Primary School site. Features of the plan include a golden rainbow soundshell, palm trees, indigenous food garden, cool mist sprays, play areas and expansive lawn, and exhibition and performance […]

Wimmera Law Enforcement Torch Run to raise disability awareness

Wimmera communities will host a Law Enforcement Torch Run next week to raise awareness of Special Olympics Victoria and the opportunities it provides for people living with intellectual disabilities. The torch run also highlights Victoria Police involvement and support for people living with a disability. Victorian Law Enforcement Torch Run, LETR, president Senior Sergeant Michael […]

Youth alive at Lake Lascelles

Lake Lascelles at Hopetoun was a sea of colour during a major Yarriambiack event celebrating National Youth Week. Yarriambiack Youth Action Council and FReeZA Group’s Ramp It, Rage It, Stage It included a three-kilometre ‘colour rally’ in the Mallee, where participants had fun getting doused in a variety of colours of powder as they walked, […]

Families gather at Willaura for Good Friday Family Fun Day

Organisers of 2017 Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal activities at Willaura have hailed the event as another successful day, raising $12,000. Willaura district locals and visitors alike made the most of autumn sunshine and a chance to relax with friends and family at the family fun day. Willaura branch of the Good Friday appeal […]

PHOTOS: Wimmera Health Care Group Ladies Auxiliary donates $87,000 to hospital

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