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Stawell Gold Mine back on track

Stawell Gold Mine kept the town’s residents abreast of its latest operations with a community information session in Stawell’s Main Street last week.

Horsham home to first GRDC office

Wimmera farmers will have in-person access to Grains Research and Development Corporation, GRDC, for the first time after the world-class grain research organisation opened its first Victorian office in Horsham.

Healthy projects receive Northern Grampinans funding

More than $55,000 in grants has been delivered to 14 different community organisations across Northern Grampians Shire. The council’s community grants program was centred around projects with a health and wellbeing focus, across purposes such as enhancing active living, improving mental wellbeing, supporting early years, preventing violence and physical injury, and healthy eating. Community organisations […]

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 […]

Ararat assault witnesses sought

Police are appealing for information following an alleged assault in Ararat on Friday. Investigators have been told a man and woman were in a vehicle when they became involved in an altercation near the intersection of Minton and Hewitt streets sometime between 9am and 10am. A mobile phone was thrown from the passenger side of […]

A dream come true for Ted Johnson

Ted Johnson with his new tricycle. Ted was able to get the expensive transport thanks to the generosity of the community.

Horsham boy Ted Johnson is relishing a newfound sense of independence as he rides around town on his new custom-made bike. The Ss Michael and John’s Primary School student had both legs amputated at birth and has never been able to ride a conventional bicycle. With a custom-made option, costing $11,000, beyond the financial reach […]

Rock climbers unite over climbing bans

Plans to form a peak governing body representing rock climbers in Victoria have been fast-tracked as climbers continue to push for returned access to sites in Grampians National Park.

Webster off and running after wait

Water, health care and infrastructure are big-ticket issues Member for Mallee Anne Webster will immediately tackle after confirmation of her seat in Federal Parliament.

PHOTOS | Day to remember at Dimboola as Tim Watson returns with Sam Newman and Mike Sheahan

BIG NAMES: Left, media personality Sam Newman, Dimboola club secretary Col Campbell, club legend Tim Watson, media identity Mike Sheahan and dual Essendon premiership player Alec Epis at a Dimboola Football Club lunch. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Dimboola is about $20,000 better off after a visit from club legend Tim Watson and media identities Mike Sheahan and Sam Newman at the weekend, in the estimate of club secretary Col Campbell.

Staley fires shots over road, rail

State Government handling of Western Highway dual-carriageway and Murray Basin Rail projects continue to attract the ire of shadow treasurer and Member for Ripon Louise Staley. Ms Staley has accused the government of negligence in failing to list the highway project as a priority and of an inability to manage the rail project. “Roads Minister […]

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