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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.

Apex club breathing life into Goroke

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

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. Council development services director Angela Murphy said the options would focus on non-lethal forms of management and are being developed in conjunction with Horsham environmental […]

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.

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.

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. Organisers, PETstock’s charity arm PETstock Assist and leading adoption site PetRescue, are hoping to double the number of pets adopted during 2018, to 1000. In an Australian first, all breed […]

‘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. Wills are an incredibly important and useful tool that can save many headaches when you die. A well-drafted will can also save […]

Endless options with U3A registration

Horsham and District University of the Third Age will host a registration day tomorrow. The mature-age organisation is dedicated to providing learning opportunities and keeping people busy and engaged. Public relations officer Geoff Baker said the registration day was probably the most important day of the year for U3A members and invited people to register […]

Giant lizard surprises Roy

A Horsham woman and her dog have had a close encounter with what she described as a large, one-metre long lace monitor in her backyard. Michelle Pedder said she ran outside at her Horsham North property when her dog Roy started barking at the lizard. “This large, three-foot plus lizard was on the ground on […]

Lionhearted Lenny leaves a legacy

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.

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

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