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Drink driver five times over the limit at Jung

Horsham police have arrested an alleged drink driver this morning at Jung.

Jan 17 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Rob Gersch.

Grim picture for rural councils prompts call to action from 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.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More
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.

Lionhearted Lenny’s legacy

By Colin MacGillivray The searing grief of a mother whose child has died is a torment many can only guess at.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Apex club breathing life into Goroke

Goroke, like many small towns in the Wimmera, is battling population decline.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More
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.

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

Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies was the most borrowed book across the Wimmera in 2018.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Craig Barnett, Horsham, playing in Div 1 of a Wimmera 8 Ball tournament in Horsham.

PHOTOS | Eight-Ball players converge on Horsham invitational

Horsham Royal and Commercial hotels hosted nearly 200 players for a second annual ‘Wimmera Friendly Eight Ball Invitational’.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Community

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.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Apex club breathing life into Goroke

Goroke, like many small towns in the Wimmera, is battling population decline.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Corella management plan for Horsham

Horsham Rural City Council is working on a suite of options to aid in the management of problem corellas that are impacting assets and open public space in the Wimmera.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More

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.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More

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.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More

National day for pet adoption

Fur babies big and small will descend on PETstock Horsham and Stawell on February 9 as part of the fifth annual National Pet Adoption Day.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More

‘It’s The Law’ – Put a plan in place

While many people in the Wimmera will have considered making a New Year’s resolution in past weeks, my suggestion is to start the year by ensuring you have an up-to-date will in place.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Sport

Shaun Bruce to play for Adelaide 36ers

Former Horsham basketballer Shaun Bruce has joined the Adelaide 36ers on a short-term contract as a replacement for the injured import Ramone Moore.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More

Annual bowls inter-challenge

Bowls Wimmera Division will take on North Wimmera Bowls division in men’s and women’s challenge matches on Sunday.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More

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’.

Jan 16 2019 / No Comment / Read More
Opinion

EDITORIAL | Time to celebrate each other

Another Christmas has arrived.

Dec 19 2018 / No Comment / Read More

EDITORIAL| Get back on the rails

It is an understatement to say the new State Government is on notice to fix the Wimmera’s passenger-rail dilemma.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More

Children in need of a loving home – Andrew Broad

The real work of the Australian Parliament does not take place in the House of Representatives chamber.

Dec 12 2018 / No Comment / Read More
Food & Wine

Grampians winery pilot project gets frost test

By DEAN LAWSON The vineyard manager of one of Australia’s most historic wineries remains hopeful that the use of a helicopter to protect fragile vines and grape crops from frost will work.

Oct 3 2018 / Read More
Health & Lifestyle

Andrew Saunders to stay on in lead role at Edenhope hospital

Edenhope and District Memorial Hospital acting chief executive Andrew Saunders will continue in the role permanently.

Jan 16 2019 / Read More
Environment

Corella management plan for Horsham

Horsham Rural City Council is working on a suite of options to aid in the management of problem corellas that are impacting assets and open public space in the Wimmera.

Jan 16 2019 / Read More
Politics

Stawell workshops to guide recreation advisory group

The direction of recreation planning in Stawell will be subject to a greater level of informed community scrutiny as a result of a series of Federal Government-backed workshops.

Oct 3 2018 / Read More
Arts Entertainment

Interactive art at Ararat gallery

INTERACTIVE ART: Ararat Marian College 2018 VCE and year 10 students collaborated with Wildlife Arts Museum Australia artist Bev Isaac to create a mural for Ararat Art Gallery’s exhibition ‘Animalia Australis’.

Jan 16 2019 / Read More
Business & Finance

FINANCE: Paying after the holiday is over

The holidays are over and you have had a great time.

Jan 9 2019 / Read More
To The Editor

LETTER: Congratulations to VCE students

SIR – Congratulations to all those who have received their Victorian Certificate of Education and Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning results.

Jan 9 2019 / Read More
Agriculture

Drought money for Northern Grampians shire

Farmers within Northern Grampians Shire are encouraged to apply for grants up to $5000 from the State Government’s Drought Infrastructure Grant Program.

Jan 16 2019 / Read More
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