Truck rolls over on Horsham-Noradjuha Road
Emergency crews are on the scene after a truck has rolled over on the Horsham-Noradjuha road, about 15km south-west of Horsham. A spokesperson from Agriculture Victoria staff provided an update on the status of the livestock affected by this morning's truck accident. "The incident involved approximately 600 sheep," they said.
Emergency crews attend car crash on Dimboola Road, Horsham
EMERGENCY crews were called to a car crash at the Dimboola Road and O'Connor Street intersection in Horsham at about 12.45pm on Monday, May 17. Paramedics treated one person who was taken by road to Wimmera Base Hospital.
Tributes flood in for 'larger than life' force with a big heart
The Wimmera has united to honour the life of Gary Bird - a community champion, a sporting icon, but most of all, a devoted family man. Mr Bird was a local legend, remembered by those closest to him as a 'larger than life' man with a big heart. Tributes have poured in following Gary Bird's peaceful passing on Saturday, after an eight-month battle with cancer.
$4 million for Stawell Rd-Henty Highway roundabout
The busy Stawell Road junction is set to undergo a massive overhaul with announcements for a new roundabout to be constructed near Hamilton and Golf Links roads. The Federal government will put $4 million towards upgrading the intersection, which has been called one of the most dangerous intersections in Horsham. "It's an accident waiting to happen," Horsham Rural City mayor Robyn Gulline said.
Kaniva double murder featured on new police cold case website
A DEDICATED website focusing on some of the state's oldest cold case murder cases was launched this week by Victoria Police, with the hope the community can provide fresh information. The 30-year-old double murder of Fiona Burns and John Lee is one of five cases highlighted on the purpose-built hub that will hopefully bring increased public attention to some of the more than 200 unsolved deaths currently sitting within the Homicide Squad's files.
Wimmera sees COVID-19 testing spike as Victorian cluster grows
WIMMERA Health Care Group has reported a spike in the number of COVID-19 tests conducted at their testing clinic in Horsham. On Tuesday, May 25, 35 people received a COVID-19 test and 50 on Wednesday, jumping from 11 in total on the weekend. Wimmera Health Care Group's acting director of medical services Dr Rob Pegram said the surge was due to an increased number of asymptomatic people seeking a test.
Last minute bride: the Lawson's race to have their dream wedding
Chrissy Lawson and her new husband, former Horsham resident, Daniel Lawson, decided to risk it all and race to the altar before lockdown 4.0 hit on midnight Thursday, May 27. Chrissy said she is still in a state of shock after her whirlwind wedding. With a wedding date planned for Saturday, May 29, the newly married Lawsons decided to bring their wedding forward.
IBAC report finds former West Wimmera Health Service CEO exploited financial systems
It's been revealed a former West Wimmera Health Service CEO misused his position by awarding a $1 million contract to a consultancy firm while in a personal relationship with one its directors. The IBAC investigation found weaknesses in the agency's systems was exploited for financial benefit and the benefit of close associates. Among other findings, the IBAC report found the organisation had a culture which discouraged employees from speaking up.
Woolworths Horsham to introduce Quiet Hour
WOOLWORTHS in Horsham will be introducing a Quiet Hour to Tuesdays from 10.30am to 11.30am. The low-sensory Quiet Hour shopping experience was designed to reduce anxiety and sensory stress for customers with specific needs. During Quiet Hour, Woolworths Horsham will lower lights, turn down music or radio and turn off oven buzzers for an hour.
A look back at Horsham United's 1996 premiership
Just shy of 25-years has passed since a team of Horsham United netballers defied the odds and took home a second consecutive Wimmera Netball premiership. The year was 1996 and a United team of Julie Burke (playing coach), Pauline Butler, Jodi Bigmore, Karen Bird, Marcelle Perry, Vivian Hiscock, Penelope Stuart and Lisa Wright were taking on a strong side from Ararat at Dimboola Indoor Stadium. The side prevailed 52-42 in a physical contest and were crowned champions for the second year in a row.