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New market in Horsham

A new market designed for Wimmera artisans and craftspeople to showcase their talents will start at Horsham Scout Hall in Baillie Street on Sunday. Horsham Family Market, which will also specialise as a place for families to buy and sell baby, children and family items, will be from 10am to 2pm. The market will also […]

Horsham’s Mother’s Day Classic continues to grow

Record-breaking registrations for Horsham’s 10th Mother’s Day Classic reflects a committee move to ‘build and grow’ the event. About 400 people attended the Classic at Sawyer Park on Sunday, with 300 online registrations surpassing previous years’ numbers. Fundraising will be open until June 30 for people to continue to add to a predicted early tally […]

Wall hanging donated to Wimmera Cancer Centre

Members of Brimpaen Craft Club donated a wall hanging to the Wimmera Cancer Centre earlier this month. The hanging depicts various iconic Australian flora and fauna. The club’s 14 members have been working on the wall hanging since last year. Treasurer Carmen Miller said cancer centre workers were ‘rapt’ to receive the decoration. Brimpaen Craft […]

Legacy’s torch is still burning

The work of Legacy is far from complete despite falling war-widow numbers, Legacy Australia chairman Rick Cranna has told Victorian Legatees.

Horsham West Primary School students battle bullying

Hanna Poswiat and Katie Pohlner have helped carry an important message of anti-bullying through their school community. The pair organised Horsham West Primary School students to wear blue on Friday last week for Do It For Dolly Day, raising awareness about bullying and its effects. They helped raise $590 for Dolly’s Dream, a charity set […]

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College: the ‘school on the hill’

Dimboola Memorial Secondary College is a small school that, to use a cliché, punches above its weight. That’s how college principal Anne Gawith sums up the Wimmera school. “On many occasions, prospective families ask us to identify what makes our school great, and often we find it hard to single out any one element that […]

Cherished memories for Rupanyup couple

With big celebrations comes even bigger memories, and Brandon Raeburn and Michael Taylor’s wedding day was one such occasion. The couple tied the knot at Rupanyup Nursing Home, allowing them to celebrate the occassion with Mr Raeburn’s grandmother and friends they had made during visits to the home. And a fortnight after the ‘perfect’ day, […]

‘It’s the law’ — A reminder to put plans in writing

I recently assisted two different groups of farmers succeed in claims in the County Court for farmland worth about $4-million. Both claims were in the same area of law and, importantly, not based on a well-known cause of action. I believe there are likely to be many people in the Wimmera who have similar potential […]

Unconditional love goes both ways for new mum Sarah Scully

Gerard Matthews, Sarah Scully and their baby Freddie.

The Weekly Advertiser journalist SARAH SCULLY will celebrate her first Mother’s Day as a mum on Sunday. Sarah and her fiancé Gerard Matthews welcomed Freddie Robert Matthews into the world on December 18. Sarah, who is currently enjoying maternity leave, has written about this special time for our Mother’s Day feature. Some days, I feel […]

Cultural celebration plans for Horsham

Horsham will become the home for an annual large-scale multi-cultural celebration if an event planned for later this month grows and evolves as planned.


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