Wake up, Wimmera: July 1

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! Photo: NICK THRESHER

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! Photo: NICK THRESHER

WEATHER

A partly cloudy day today, with possible afternoon showers. Max of 13 degrees. 

FIVE YEARS AGO

Ferocious wind and hail lashed the Wimmera, leaving a trail of destruction. The storm rolled in about 2pm, catching residents off guard and leaving trees and branches blocking roads across the Wimmera.

STILL SMILING: Horsham resident Cliff Taylor can still manage a smile despite a large tree falling on his Murray Street home. Mr Taylor started sawing away at the tree when State Emergency Service workers were forced to tend to more serious jobs. Picture: TIM HESTER

STILL SMILING: Horsham resident Cliff Taylor can still manage a smile despite a large tree falling on his Murray Street home. Mr Taylor started sawing away at the tree when State Emergency Service workers were forced to tend to more serious jobs. Picture: TIM HESTER

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"All their hard work paid off in the end and, as children do, they rose to the occasion." - Holy Trinity Lutheran School music teacher Margaret Gork on the school's production of Through the Looking Glass.

Holy Trinity Lutheran School student Abbey Morrow, selling food, and Katelyn Busbridge, playing Alice, in the school's musical Through the Looking Glass. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

Holy Trinity Lutheran School student Abbey Morrow, selling food, and Katelyn Busbridge, playing Alice, in the school's musical Through the Looking Glass. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

TOP STORIES

Minyip, Rupanyup, Donald and Wycheproof have drinking-quality water after the towns' water supplies were upgraded.

The Transport Accident Commission has launched a new campaign urging drivers to consider buying cars with automatic braking technology.

Tristan Cameron from Morrow Motors encourages people to buy cars with the new autor emergency braking system fitted. Picture: THEA PETRASS

Tristan Cameron from Morrow Motors encourages people to buy cars with the new autor emergency braking system fitted. Picture: THEA PETRASS

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