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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. Police intercepted the white Holden station wagon travelling on the Henty Highway at Jung about 2am. The female driver returned an evidentiary breath test of .258. Her vehicle was impounded for 30 days at a cost of $1455.00 The driver, a 36-year-old Horsham […]

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.

Lionhearted Lenny’s 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.

By Colin MacGillivray The searing grief of a mother whose child has died is a torment many can only guess at. For former Horsham woman Lauren Henwood it has been the reality of the past six months without her little Lenny. Lauren’s son was just six months old when, in August 2017, she and her […]

Apex club breathing life into Goroke

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

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

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.

Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies was the most borrowed book across the Wimmera in 2018. Wimmera Regional Library Corporation marketing manager Leanda Elliott said Moriarty’s novel topped the list of books borrowed across Wimmera Regional Library’s branches. She said the book explored the reality of parenting and playground politics, ex-husbands and ex-wives, and fractured families. […]

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’. Twenty-seven teams across three divisions played a round-robin format, with Stawell defeating Surf Coast 7-1 in a division one final. Surf Coast’s Colin Hood went through the tournament undefeated, winning his eight games. Portland Sharks defeated Horsham’s […]

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. Board of management chairman Tony Kealy said Mr Saunders had been offered, and accepted, the position. “Andrew has already had a lengthy career at Edenhope hosptial,” he said. “He started out as the catering manager in 1990 and has […]

Nationals candidates’ opportunity to impress at Horsham forum

National Party members in the Wimmera will have the opportunity to meet and question the party’s six preselection candidates for the federal seat of Mallee at a forum at Horsham RSL tonight.

Scholarships for STEM courses

Member for Wannon Dan Tehan has encouraged students in his electorate to apply for a Government-funded scholarship to study a science, technology, engineering or mathematics – STEM – course. Mr Tehan said the Federal Government was increasing the number of scholarships available through the Rural and Regional Enterprise Scholarships program, and applications were now open. […]

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. The grants, which require at least dollar for dollar co-contribution funding, are designed to assist farm businesses to implement on-farm infrastructure that improves dry seasonal conditions management and preparedness. Currently there is no […]


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