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All welcome at the 11th annual Vintage Rally

Jeparit is the birthplace of Australia's longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies. People might already know this, but did you know Jeparit is...
The fence to be removed that has been built over the road council will take possession of

Council supports community over laneway fence

At Hindmarsh Shire Council’s meeting last Wednesday, council voted in favour of declaring the laneway at the rear of the shops in Lloyd Street...
The Dimboola stadium will receive $100,000 to replace its roof.

Draft budget adopted by council for public comment

At Hindmarsh Shire Councils monthly meeting last week, council approved the shire’s draft budget for the forthcoming financial year. Council will increase rates by 2.25...
Mapping ideas were Urban Forest Consulting Meg Caffin, Jan John, Ian Barry and Jonathan Starks at the table as Norm Ashenbrener and Deita Ashenbrener looks on

Street and reserve trees conversation held

Hindmarsh Shire Council recently conducted a series of conversation sessions around the shire to talk about trees in the community. Director of Infrastructure, Shane Power...
Public outcry over the construction of a fence at the rear of Lloyd Street shops.

Council decides on fence today

UPDATE: Hindmarsh Shire Council today voted in favour of declaring the laneway at the rear of the shops in Lloyd Street as a public...
Biggest Morning Tea

Dimboola gets ready for the Biggest Morning Tea

Dimboola Cancer Crusaders are preparing for their major fundraiser for the year in the ‘Biggest Morning Tea’.   The Biggest Morning Tea brings the community...
10 tonnes of wild carp was used in the recent Port Lincoln trial.

How does one use 10 tonnes of dead carp?

Curtin University researchers are investigating options for the sustainable use of the carp biomass that could result from the potential release of Cyprinid herpesvirus 3 (carp virus), under the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP). The research project, assessment of options for utilisation of virus-infected carp, involves laboratory-based processing trials, as well as commercial-scale trials of processes that produce usable carp-based products including fertilisers, compost, fishmeal and aquaculture feed ingredients.

139 years and still relevant

The Dimboola Banner celebrated its 139th birthday last Friday.  The first publication of the Banner was printed on May 10, in 1879. After many successful years of publication a takeover bid was made in 1921, however the bid failed and an opposing newspaper, the Dimboola Chronicle, went into publication. The Banner remained robust and absorbed the Chronicle in 1930. There have been several owners over the years including the Barry family and in latter years the Ward family from Warracknabeal who took over the newspaper well over ten years ago, to ensure its survival.

Little improvement to ambulance response times

MEMBER for Lowan and Shadow Minister for Country Health, Emma Kealy MP says that despite claims by the State Government of the best ambulance...
Jill Walsgott on stage at Stawell Band Sunday

Band heads to Warracknabeal for Band Sunday

It’s on again, the Wimmera Band Group ‘Band Sunday’, this time in Warracknabeal and the Nhill and Dimboola Band will be there to perform...