Wake Up, Wimmera: June 6

PIC OF THE DAY: Send your photos of the Wimmera to newsdesk@mailtimes.com.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes and use the hashtag #wakeupwimmera to have your pic included! Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

PIC OF THE DAY: Send your photos of the Wimmera to newsdesk@mailtimes.com.au or tag us on Instagram @wimmeramailtimes and use the hashtag #wakeupwimmera to have your pic included! Picture: PAUL CARRACHER


WEATHER

The early fog we've experienced all week continues today and leads into a partly cloudy day. Expect a max of 17.

FIVE YEARS AGO

Horsham police believe drug raids on four Horsham properties will put a major dent in the trafficking of ecstasy, amphetamines and cannabis in the region. Police seized ecstasy, amphetamines, cannabis, money, a sawn-off .22 calibre rifle, a pill press and other drug-making equipment and arrested six men and one woman, aged between 19 and 33, as part of the raids.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

“The bottom line is it’s a saving for the company, it’s a disadvantage for the farmers and it’s a disadvantage for the roads.” - West Wimmera Mayor Ron Hawkins on the GrainCorp restructure plan.

TOP STORIES

Mineral sands company Iluka Resources wants to continue dumping tailings at its former Douglas mine site after its Victorian operations cease next year.

SPORT: Horsham softball export Megan Farrell is ramping up her preparation for the Women’s Softball World Championship in the Netherlands in August.

Megan Farrell will compete at the Women’s Softball World Championship. PIcture: PAUL CARRACHER

Megan Farrell will compete at the Women’s Softball World Championship. PIcture: PAUL CARRACHER

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