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Inclusive retail opening employment doors

When Horsham woman Alma McKenzie noticed a distinct lack of employment opportunities for people with disabilities in town, she decided to do something about it.

Jordan Grooby in for the long run

IN FOR THE LONG RUN: Jordan Grooby, left, and Andrew Sostheim make their way along the Western Highway as part of Mr Grooby’s 726-kilometre run from Melbourne Cricket Ground to Adelaide Oval. Mr Sostheim joined Mr Grooby for the Wimmera leg of the campaign, between Stawell and Kaniva. The run will help raise money and […]

St John’s Ambulance celebrates 50 years in Horsham

50 YEARS OF SERVICE: St John’s Ambulance regional manager Brenda Clayton, front left, and Horsham division manager Loris Zaal, front right, look back on 50 years of St John’s service in Horsham at a celebratory dinner. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Horsham’s St John’s Ambulance members have marked a milestone in their community service. The Horsham branch has operated for 50 years, providing first-aid training, health and emergency support to the community. Members celebrated their history with regional manager Brenda Clayton and Horsham mayor Mark Radford at Horsham’s White Hart Hotel on Saturday. Division manager Loris […]

More soup for you

CREAM OF THE CROP: Horsham gardener Brian Winfield is pretty happy with his pumpkin harvest this year. Mr Winfield said he grew many pumpkins weighing more than 10-kilograms, including an 11-kilogram Queensland Blue and a 10-kilogram Cucurbita pepo variety, pictured. He said it was the first time he had grown the pepo variety. “I haven’t […]

Leaders nominated for Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards

Two Wimmera groups and one individual from the region are among nominees for this year’s Victorian Regional Achievement and Community Awards. Horsham’s Tom Dunn and groups Wimmera for a Drug Free World and CliffCare were nominated in different categories for the awards, which will be presented in October. The awards recognise individuals, businesses and community […]

Pride night for all to enjoy

ALL WELCOME: Horsham’s Royal Hotel publican Grant Fieldler opens the doors for Wimmera Pride Project’s Royal Pride Night on Friday. Looking forward to the event, are, from left, Pat Quaine, Renae Bartlett, Loucas Vettos, Charee Smith and Mel Jeffries  Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

The Wimmera’s LGBTQI community will have a chance to celebrate its history, present and future at a party in Horsham on Friday.

Stawell students taking the lead in projects

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Stawell Secondary College’s Waster Warriors, from left, Charli Peters, Gemma Senior, Rhianna Pellerin, Jemma Peters, Riley Ika and Chelsea Peachey. The students are trying to implement progressive changes to the amount of waste within the school. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Stawell Secondary College students are taking the lead in their community through self and school-initiated projects.

Horsham set to appoint youth council

Mal O'Brien and Montanna Crane at aHorsham Youth Festival at Sawyer Park.

Young people will have a stronger community voice with the formation of Horsham Rural City Council’s first youth council. The youth council, open to young people aged 12 to 25, is part of a key development in the city’s youth strategy, which plans to ‘engage and empower’ the municipality’s younger generations. Mayor Mark Radford said […]

DC-3 flight into Nhill Air Show

Melbourne aviation enthusiasts will have an opportunity to fly into Nhill Air Show on November 2 on board a vintage Douglas DC-3 transport aircraft. A crowd favourite at a 2015 Nhill Air Show, the DC-3 will take off from Essendon Airport and arrive for the start of the show. Passengers will stay overnight, returning home […]

Closing the book on overdue fines at library

FEES WAIVED: Horsham library officer Paul Demllo helps Cecile Vence return library books. Wimmera Regional Library Corporation will stop fining borrowers for late returns. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Wimmera Regional Library Corporation will waive overdue fines at all its branches across the region from July 1. Instead of charging fines, libraries will suspend member privileges until overdue items are returned. An amnesty period from now until June 30 will allow people who return current overdue items to have existing fines removed. People who […]


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