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Funding cut to CFA ‘Firewise’ newspaper a gag on volunteers?

A NEWSPAPER started in Warracknabeal 70 years ago for volunteer fire fighters across the state,  will face severe financial constraints after the CFA has...

$100m Wind Farm project for Warrack

A ‘SMALL’ $100m wind farm, planned to be constructed south-west of Warracknabeal, is on the cards under a proposal by Gisborne-based wind farm developer,...

NBN setting up in Warracknabeal

CONSTRUCTION of the fixed line network has recently kicked off in Warracknabeal, with homes and businesses expected to be able to make the switch...

Lucky escape for driver, passenger and dog

  THE DRIVER of a Ford dual-cab utility believed to be in his sixties, passenger and dog were lucky to have escaped more serious injury...
• READY TO RUN: Netlor Group Just Copiers Konica Minolta service engineers Jason Delaney and Michael Jenkins test run a landscape format booklet under the watchful eye of North West Press Manager Andrew Ward (centre) on Friday.

New press brings high end colour printing to North West Press

THE commercial printing division of the Warracknabeal Herald, North West Press has just invested in the latest technology in digital printing, with the installation...
COOL: L-R: Gavin Blinman, Ann Twyford, CEO WRLC, Monica Revell, HSC, CR Jean Wise, YSC, Cr Tony Schneider, HSC, Cr Rob Haswell, Nth Grampians Shire, Kevin O’Brien, HRCC, Cr Bruce Meyer, WWSC, Ashley Roberts, WWSC and Vaughan Williams, Nth Grampians Shire check out the shade area at the rear of the library.

Library refurbishment almost completed

ON FRIDAY 13th October, the Board of the Wimmera Regional Library held their Board Meeting in Warracknabeal to enable them to inspect the extensions...
SMOKIN’: ‘Smokey’ Three leads the way for other ‘Beat the Heat’ cars at an event in Ararat recently.

Drag racing to return to Warracknabeal

Drag racing to return to Warracknabeal DRAG racing comes back to Warracknabeal after an absence of five years on Saturday October 7. As part of...
BOYS TOYS: Two really large cranes from Stawell lift the new high capacity pump into the 14 metre pit of the sewerage station in Jamouneau Street.

Pump station gets new look

JAMOUNEAU Street’s sewer pump station is currently being refurbished by GWM Water to bring the 80 year old service into the modern era. The current set...

A life of dedication

  WARRACKNABEAL lost one of its most beloved and inspirational leaders when Doug McColl passed away following a short illness yesterday. Douglas Lyall McColl was born...
IT WAS back to the future looking down Scott Street towards the Creekside at lunch time on Tuesday when the Golden Oldies touring group came to Warracknabeal. Proudly showing off their beautiful vintage cars on display fi rstly at the Machinery Museum and then parked in the street while having lunch, it wasn’t hard to see why the members of the group were eager to show them off. The tour, a biennial event that has been running for over a decade, saw 49 cars take to the road for the seven day tour which started in Marong and will fi nish in Creswick on Father’s Day. The event is unique because only vintage cars can take part. To be considered a vintage car it must be built between 1919 and 1930. The oldest car on this year’s tour is a 1921 Oldsmobile and the newest model, a 1930 Nash. The Nash is driven by the rally director John Davis, who with wife Margaret and daughter Anne have organised fi ve previous Golden Oldies Tours. “We tend to stick to the back roads when we are on tour,” John Davis said. “The cars are only really comfortable when they are travelling 60 kilometres an hour,” he said. Tuesday was the third day of the tour which saw the teams travel from St Arnaud to Horsham via Warracknabeal for a visit to the Wheatlands Agricultural Museum and the group stopped for lunch in Warracknabeal and a quick look around town. Leaving Warracknabeal the group headed for Horsham after visiting three of the shire’s beautiful silos at Brim, Sheep Hills and Rupanyup. The tour is proudly sponsored by the RACV who provide a patrolman to assist if any of the cars suffer a mishap on the journey. It is a unique event run by the Federation of Veteran, Vintage and Classic Vehicle Clubs which means the entrants are from different clubs from all over Victoria and are brought together by their passion for all things old especially old cars. The group will spend the next couple of days touring around Halls’ Gap before heading to their last stop in Creswick for a drive around the area and a fi nal dinner at the Creswick RACV Resort. The members will join in a farewell breakfast before they split up and head home until the next time.

Vintage cars visit Warracknabeal

IT WAS back to the future looking down Scott Street towards the Creekside at lunch time on Tuesday when the Golden Oldies touring group...