Stawell's breakfast scoop - May 9

Picture: KERRI KINGSTON

Picture: KERRI KINGSTON

WEATHER: 

Fifteen degrees today with late rain. Cloudy with isolated showers developing from the west this morning, tending to patchy rain during the evening. Winds northeasterly 20 to 25 km/h turning northerly in the early afternoon.

TOP STORIES:

Open for business - That's the message Northern Grampians Shire Council is eager to spread  across all parts of Victoria and interstate, as it strives to attract new investment and boost populations within its communities.

Another Stawell couple has celebrated 60 years of marriage. Congratulations Hartley and Eline Beelitz.

Hartley and Eline Beelitz, celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary receive flowers from Northern Grampians Shire Mayor, Cr Kevin Erwin (right).

Hartley and Eline Beelitz, celebrating their 60th Wedding Anniversary receive flowers from Northern Grampians Shire Mayor, Cr Kevin Erwin (right).

Be prepared to pay more at the pump - Motorists could be slugged with a petrol price rise of up to three cents a litre as the Abbott Government considers increasing fuel excise for the first time since 2001.

Stawell Westlift Warriors take winning form into their important Wimmera Football League clash against the Warrack Eagles tomorrow.

WHAT'S ON:

Shaun Kirk returns to the Diamond House tonight. 

IN THE NEWS: 

40 year ago (1974) - About 300 people attend the official opening of the $161,385 Assembly Hall at Stawell High School. 

15 years ago (1999) - Stawell and District Hospital Board of Management confirmed a major upgrade of the hospital operating theatre and associated facilities. 

3 years ago (2011) - In a visit to the Grampians, Victorian Governor, Alex Chernov said he was impressed by the resilience shown by communities throughout the Northern Grampians following that year's January floods.

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