Around Ararat Today: June 2

Weather:

Winter has arrived and this morning we will see areas of fog, before reaching a top daytime maximum temperatures around 16. There will also be a chance of showers today and some light winds.

Trains:

Coaches are replacing trains from Ballarat to Melbourne today due to RRL works. More information here.

Local Footy Round-up:

A slow start and injuries proved costly for the Ararat Rats as they lost their second match of the Wimmera Football League season by just one point to the Warrack Eagles - 11.8 (74) to 11.9 (75). Full story in tomorrow's Ararat Advertiser.

In the Mininera and District Football League Great Western scored its second victory of the year against Woorndoo/Mortlake, Tatyoon was too good for Lismore/Derrinallum, Wickliffe/Lake Bolac was 40-point winners over SM&W Rovers and Lachie Hamilton booted six goals in Moyston/Willaura's thumping of the Ararat Eagles.

Quote of the Day:

"The new CT scanner will be an enormous benefit to East Grampians Health Service radiology staff, visiting surgeons, local medical practitioners and the people of the Ararat district and beyond." - Minister for Police and Emergency Services Kim Wells said at the dedication of the CT scanner at East Grampians Health Service on Friday.

See the full story in tomorrow's Ararat Advertiser.

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