Wake Up, Wimmera: July 31

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: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

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: SAMANTHA CAMARRI

WEATHER

Be prepared to be blown away today - the Bureau of Meteorology has forecast winds of up to 60 kilometres an hour for this morning. Things will settle down a little after lunch, but it would pay to make sure you car isn't parked near any trees or loose objects. 

FIVE YEARS AGO

An Aubrey man, 79, will become Victoria’s oldest ‘hoon’ driver when police impound his car for speeding near Horsham on Wednesday. Police will use Anti-Hoon Legislation to seize the man’s car after he was caught driving at 160 kilometres an hour along Blue Ribbon Road.

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"It was not really ever thought about - it was one of those things that rich people do." - Alison Faux on the decision to buy the Dooen Hotel with friend Gemma Petrilli.

TOP STORIES

West Wimmera Shire Mayor Ron Hawkins believes the Lost in the Bush 150th anniversary will be a celebration for the whole region.

St Arnaud's main street is set to be revitalised through a new initiative designed to increase tourism and boost trade.

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