Wake Up, Wimmera: July 18

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

Yesterday's rain should have come and gone, so expect a cool, partly cloudy 12-degree day, heading into an equally chilly weekend.

Weather pics here

Mt Buangor State Forest. Picture: @mattfromararat, via Instagram

Mt Buangor State Forest. Picture: @mattfromararat, via Instagram

FIVE YEARS AGO

Garinja Pre-School in Horsham was one of several Wimmera businesses or projects to be recognised in the Sustainable Communities — Tidy Towns state finals. A worm farm created by the pre-school led to its nomination in the Young Leaders category, which recognised youth initiatives, enterprise and action that promoted youth engagement to benefit the community and the environment.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"I can't tell you how proud I am of the people who have driven this." - Ararat Mayor Paul Hooper about the way residents' health has improved since The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia was filmed in the city.

BIGGEST WINNERS: Ararat has benefited from the filming of The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

BIGGEST WINNERS: Ararat has benefited from the filming of The Biggest Loser: Challenge Australia. Picture: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

TOP STORIES

Football in Victoria's north-west is set to undergo a major strategic review.

Wimmera region will receive a new crime investigation unit.

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