Throughout the lockdowns we've been telling your stories. Of loss, of hope, of missing major events and time with loved ones.
They are the stories that have resonated the most as we have all looked to navigate Lockdowns 1.0 and 2.0.
At the heart of these stories are the people that make the Wimmera and Grampians areas great.
People with heart, who support each and look after each other and don't let people fall by the wayside.
As we look to a "new normal" future, it's a time to remind ourselves of how amazing - and resilient - the people of this area are.
My wife and son are stuck in India :Horsham grain researcher Arun Shunmugan hasn't seen his wife and son - who are in India - for more than six months due to Australia's COVID-19 border restrictions.
Former Horsham Nurse Peter Alt on working in America: Almost 13,000km away from his home, former Wimmera resident Peter Alt is working tirelessly to treat the nation's most vulnerable.
Partners separated by borders: A 12 month anniversary is something most couples plan and look forward to. That's not the case for Rainbow resident Ellisha Martion and her partner Ben Moles.
I don't know how much longer she's going to have: virus crashes reunion plans: After seeing her husband make a last-minute trip to New Zealand for a funeral, the first person Sonia Marra wanted to turn to for support was her grandmother.
The kids really miss their Nanny and Poppy : Horsham resident Mel Morrison is wondering when she will be able to next visit her parents after tighter South Australia border restrictions came into force.
Michelle's twofold setback: When Michelle Mitchell first moved to the area she imagined a stress-free life in a picturesque country town. COVID-19 changed all of that.
He could be taller than me now. I don't know: Chris Reinsma, who works as a light aircraft spray painter at Horsham Aerodrome, has been waiting to see his son Tristain.
It feels like we're in a movie: Horsham women living in a COVID-19 hotspot : Horsham resident Charlotte White, who now lives in Brunswick West, found herself living in a hotspot for coronavirus.
I felt robbed in a way. Murtoa mother gives birth during Lockdown: The first time Kaden saw his little sister Amelia, it was through a phone screen. His mother Katelyn Tepper gave birth to Ameila during lockdown.
The former Murtoa man is living near the site of Victoria's biggest outbreak : Murtoa-born Matthew Tepper found himself living close to Al Taqwa College, in Melbourne's west during a major outbreak.
The rural-metro divide facing families due to new COVID-19 lockdown: Acting editor Juanita Greville writes about her own COVID-19 divide from family.
Horsham mum share's her experience of giving birth during lockdown: Horsham mum Dianne Hornsby had to have an emergency caesarean during lockdown after realising her baby wasn't moving.
Border closure forces Wimmera mother to Ballarat for checkups : When Emma Bayly's son Nate was born in a Mount Gambier hospital, he arrived early. Now they have to travel hundreds of kilometres from their home in Kaniva for treatment.
Kaniva hairdress backs travel bubble for Border communities: As a town hairdresser, Prudence Munn has heard the many ways Kaniva residents have been affected by the border's closure.
Brit-Brit woman misses last months with Dad: Sarah Chambers, of Brit Brit 75 minutes south of Horsham, fears her father won't recognise her anymore by the time she is allowed to revisit him.
I have held my daughter only once: Horsham research scientist Hari Dadu celebrated his wedding anniversary and one-year-old daughter's birthday this year alone.
Verna's priceless reaction to new arrival: It took 92-year-old Verna Pickford more than two months to be able to cuddle her newest great-granddaughter, Harper, due to COVID-19 lockdowns.
Stranded on the wrong side of the state: Narelle Janetzki said the inability to travel to Horsham from Melbourne, has put a lot of pressure on her and her family.
Family forced apart by SA border restrictions: Paula Gust, who lives 200m from the South Australian border, said the government's travel restrictions on cross-border communities are "tearing families apart".
Maria Sordello feels the love of family and the Horsham community : It's been a roller coaster of a year for Horsham's Maria Sordello and her tight-knit family.
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