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Stick shed transformation plan

One of the Wimmera’s top historic attractions will be transformed following the provision of two grants.

Help wanted for Project Platypus plant-out

Project Platypus Landcare network is looking for tree-planting volunteers for Sunday plant-outs in July. This year project leaders are asking people to help plant more than 60,000 seedlings to help revegetate the landscape and farmland in the Wimmera’s upper catchment. The plant-out seedlings include tree and understorey plant species to help create future habitat corridors […]

Dimboola classic organisers lock in date

Dimboola Fishing Classic organisers have locked in the date for this year’s competition. The event, which attracts hundreds of anglers to the Dimboola region, will be on November 23. Last year the classic attracted 350 entries, one of the biggest turnouts on record for the popular fishing event.

Fashion of ages

Fashion historian and award-winning writer Nicole Jenkins will visit Dimboola, Horsham and St Arnaud on June 25 and 26. Town libraries will host Jenkins’ ‘Fashion of the ’20s to the ’60s’, a presentation on vintage fashion that includes authentic example pieces. The talk will cover topics such as style and design elements, social and cultural […]

Celebration a royal success

Organisers of Horsham Uniting Church’s ‘royal baby’ celebration are overwhelmed by the generosity of the community. More than 100 people helped celebrate the birth of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first child Archie at the evening event, which raised money for the church as well as donations of gifts for infant services. Event co-ordinator Janice […]

Horsham opens cancer centre

Jo Johns, centre, with members of her family. Jo's husband Don was instrumental in getting the Wimmera Cancer Centre up and going.

Benefits ranging from clinical-service efficiencies to emotional support for patients and families underpinned a broad message at an official opening of the multi-million-dollar Wimmera Cancer Centre. Speakers at a Horsham gathering included medical specialists and project leaders as well as cancer survivors and figureheads. All had a similar message – the centre represented a major […]

Students help Tina celebrate anniversary

Horsham’s Tina Haase is celebrating a teaching milestone. The Ss Michael and John’s Primary School teacher has reached a ‘rewarding’ 30 years in catholic education. And just as she teaches her students about the world ahead of them, Mrs Haase said a career in the classroom had taught her that learning is a life-long lesson. […]

Volunteers needed for Nhill poppy project

Leaders of a Nhill-based poppy project are seeking more volunteers to knit or crochet red poppies for Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. A group of volunteers is decorating eight palm trees near Nhill’s War Memorial in Goldsworthy Park. Two trees have been completed, each requiring 2200 poppies, and project leaders hope to complete the tribute […]

Birthday success

The 85th birthday celebrations for Country Women’s Association Dimboola branch have been and gone. What a truly inspirational day it was, with representatives from West Wimmera Group branches attending, including sister branch Central Wimmera Willenabrina and special friend, Paul. Paul has been a big part of Dimboola branch for almost 50 years, since members began […]

New ‘Coffee Palace Park’ at Stawell

An intersection of Main, Victoria and St Georges streets in Stawell will now be known as Coffee Palace Park. Northern Grampians Shire Council voted at its June meeting to adopt the name. The official naming comes after community consultation, with overwhelming support of the proposed Coffee Palace Park name, based on the site’s historical significance […]


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