Wake Up, Wimmera: July 23

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: @lissyangell via Instagram

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: @lissyangell via Instagram

WEATHER

Expect a freezing cold start to the day, with temperatures below zero. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a frost warning for the Wimmera and Mallee. The warmest we'll get is about 11 degrees. Bring an umbrella - there might be a little rain later in the day.

FIVE YEARS AGO

Northern Grampians Mayor Kevin Erwin is confident Stawell can retain the Stawell Gift. Ballarat City Council has withdrawn its $1.25-million offer to host the Stawell Gift for four years.

WINNER: Aaron Stubbs took out the Australia Post Stawell Gift in 2009 wearing Australian 100m champion Matt Shirvington's shoes. Picture: KATE HEALY

WINNER: Aaron Stubbs took out the Australia Post Stawell Gift in 2009 wearing Australian 100m champion Matt Shirvington's shoes. Picture: KATE HEALY

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It suggests the likely cost will be much less than the worst case scenario we had been planning for." - Horsham Rural City Council Technical Services Director John Martin on preliminary results for soil contamination studies at council's Town Hall redevelopment site. 

TOP STORIES

The Wimmera has ramped up its battle against ice addiction.

Wimmera Uniting Care has backed a proposed childcare and early learning system overhaul.

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