Wake Up, Wimmera: May 27

PIC OF THE DAY: Send your photos of the Wimmera to newsdesk@mailtimes.com.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes to have your pic included! Photo: TRISH WILDE

PIC OF THE DAY: Send your photos of the Wimmera to newsdesk@mailtimes.com.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes to have your pic included! Photo: TRISH WILDE

WEATHER

Plenty of cloud cover and possible storms are on the way for the Wimmera today. However we can still expect a mild day, with a top of 19. 

FIVE YEARS AGO

HORSHAM will be the first Victorian regional centre to experience a mock counter-terrorism exercise. Wimmera emergency services will be involved in the chemical, biological and radiological mock exercise in Horsham tomorrow to ensure they are ready for a real attack.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"This is very positive. Before the survey we weren't too optimistic because of the recent bushfires and the effects of drought in the area. But it means there are platypuses there having babies and surviving." - WImmera Catchment Management Authority's Greg Fletcher after the authority discovered four platypuses in Mackenzie Creek.

TOP STORIES

Lack of numbers is threatening the survival of the Wimmera's ice family support group.

Bandmaster Harry John will relinquish his 25-year reign of Horsham Brass Band.

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