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FUTURE: Bendigo Bank Senior Manager for Community Relationships Mark O’Dowd speaks to the crowd at the WAG annual general meeting about the future that Bendigo Bank may offer to the community.

Warracknabeal future for banking heard

The Warracknabeal Action Group annual general meeting, held last Tuesday was an excellent opportunity to discuss the future of banking in the district, after the recent announcement of the proposed closure of the Warracknabeal branch of the ANZ.
CARE REQUIRED: A car passes through the Anderson St school crossing.

Frightening speeding data concern at schools

A RECENT recording of traffic speed data at the Anderson Street school crossing opposite the Warracknabeal Primary School has revealed a worrying trend with...
RIGHTING: Birchip SES members place straps around the overturned caravan, in a effort to right the badly damaged caravan prior to recovery by Les Blair from Birchip on Thursday afternoon.

An upside down end to a holiday for caravaners

AN elderly Delacombe couple from near Ballarat, were on the last leg of a holiday trip, which ended up quite badly last Thursday morning. The...
Community members from Beulah attended the Community Safety Forum to discuss the issues impacting them and the town with police members.

Beulah residents concerns heard

MANY Beulah residents attended the Beulah Community Safety Forum on July 20 where police members spoke to the local community about the issues impacting...
READY: From left: Nadine Whelan, Kelly Knoop, Breanna Langman, Julie Langman, Shane Langman and Tennille Jonasson prepare for the Makers Market to be held this Sunday. Absent: Nakita Langman.

Fundraising for a worthy cause

ON Sunday August 19, one local resident’s idea will become a reality when the first Combating Cancer, Cancer Council Market Day Fundraiser is held...
GRINDING: Roads contractors were spotted on the Warracknabeal to Dimboola Road in convoy on Wednesday afternoon using a specially fi tted grinding system attached to a tracked Bobcat to remove ‘hot mix lumps’ from the centre of the road.

Rumble strips,Now you see them, now you don’t

MONTHS after controversial rumble strips that were haphazardly ‘dumped’ by contractors on the Borung Highway from Dimboola to Warracknabeal in the west and then...
L-R: Back; Alice Golam, Deb Serfozo, Eileen Scholl, Sue Russell, Jill Muller, Avril Hine, Judi Armstrong and Marie Klemm; Front: L-R: Wendy Loval, Val Wardle and Rhonda Glare, all members of the Ladies Rest Rooms Committee celebrate the rooms 90th birthday and book launch on Friday afternoon.

90th birthday sweet success

WARRACKNABEAL’S iconic Ladies Rest Rooms celebrated their 90th birthday in style on Friday August 10. The birthday celebrates the day the rooms were officially...
Warracknabeal ANZ bank is closing

ANZ drops bombshell on Warracknabeal

Bank closes in 10 weeks BY THE EDITOR - DAVID WARD CUSTOMERS in the northern Wimmera and Southern Mallee region, which has a long standing history...
Emma Kealy signs the petition calling for funding to be allocated to complete the Warracknabeal Education Precinct.

Schools between ‘rock and hard place’ with only 30 percent of building funded

THE Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy and Leader of The Nationals, Peter Walsh have launched a petition calling on the Andrews state government...
LOOK AT ME NOW: Below: The Ambulance Transfer Station in all its glory following the completion of works

Watsup project fast facts

WITH the Ambulance Transfer Station officially open for business, many people may be wondering just what was involved. From the seeds of an idea by...