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 Ballarat City Council has withdrawn its $1.25-million offer to host the Stawell Gift for four years.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. 

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