Wake Up, Wimmera: May 28

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: @zippyzippy, via Instagram

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: @zippyzippy, via Instagram

WEATHER

Park your car close to work today - there are going to be showers throughout the day. There's a top of 18 degrees predicted.

FIVE YEARS AGO

Wimmera people have hailed Monday’s vital rain as a catalyst to economic benefits better than any government stimulus package. Locations across the Wimmera recorded varying totals, from 10 to 80 millimetres.

NEW EXPERIENCE: Brooke Loft, 5, and sister Kaitlyn Loft, 11, are not used to playing in puddles, let alone having to empty the water from their boots. The children were happy to play in the water as more than 50 millimetres of rain fell on the city on Monday. Picture: TIM HESTER

NEW EXPERIENCE: Brooke Loft, 5, and sister Kaitlyn Loft, 11, are not used to playing in puddles, let alone having to empty the water from their boots. The children were happy to play in the water as more than 50 millimetres of rain fell on the city on Monday. Picture: TIM HESTER

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“It has been something I’ve dreamed about since I was little, and the hard work is finally paying off.” - Warracknabeal's Chloe Bibby is the first Wimmera female basketballer in decades to don Australia’s green and gold.

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Wimmera councils are dominated by men.

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