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Interest in leisure centre

By Kate Taylor Two expressions of interest have so far been received in the process to lease gym facilities at the Bacchus Marsh Leisure Centre. The...
Acting CFA Chief Officer Alen Slijepcevic, Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard, Emergency Services Minister James Merlino and Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley at the announcement of the new $31m CFA training site for Ballan. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Jobs and growth

By Kate Taylor The state government has bought land near Ballan upon which it will build the replacement of the Fiskville Training Academy. The $31 million Victorian Emergency...
Brothers Clancy and Banjo Luke were presented with Captain Koala Honorary Firefighter certificates by Ballan Fire Brigade Captain Kaine Myers and CFA Operations Officer Chris Bigham. The boys are pictured with Captain Koala. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Hero duo bro’s

By Jessica Howard Two young brothers have been hailed heroes after they alerted authorities to a fire at the Ballan Primary School gymnasium. Banjo and Clancy...
Brendan and Darian learn off each other in the program. Photo – Jessica Howard

Teaching each other skills

By Jessica Howard A link between two Darley Neighbourhood House course programs is bridging the gap between adults with disabilities and students. The Avenue Group, which...
Chris Broncinetti (BM Hist. Soc) reads the life of Kelvin Edwards Photo – Helen Tatchell

A true local Marshian

By Jessica Howard It was Kelvin Edwards’ dying wish to donate his autobiography to the Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society. Close to one year on...
Pamela Broad and Heather Linsdell, with Andrew Freeman (CEO DjHS), have each been volunteers for 55-years. Photo – Helen Tatchell

110-years volunteering

By Jessica Howard Heather Linsdell and Pamela “Margaret” Broad have donated more than half-a-century each to Djerriwarrh Health Services. The two Bacchus Marsh residents have been...

Car park finally sells

By Kate Taylor A new childcare centre and medical centre are set to be built on formerly council-owned land in Bacchus Marsh. The site, at 3 Graham...
New Ballan RSL President, Rick Campey at the Aleppo Pine Tree Photo - Helen Tatchell

And in the morning, we will remember them

By Jessica Howard Ballan RSL has re-established a lost tradition by hosting the town’s first Anzac Day dawn service in many years. The commemorative event saw...
(L-R) Back - Principal Melinda Williams, Tennis legend Todd Woodbridge, Fiona Manifold (ANZ) and (front) students, Mia, Ryder, Isla and Brinn  Photo – Jessica Howard

Racquets just ace

By Jessica Howard Prep students from Bacchus Marsh Primary School have been served up 130 new tennis racquets. Todd Woodbridge, a 22-time grand slam Australian tennis...
Junior FNC Presidents (L-R) Darren Smith (Bacchus Marsh) and Matt Colley (Darley) with the new Cup up for grabs. Photo – Jessica Howard

Clashing for the cup

By Jessica Howard The rivalry between Darley and Bacchus Marsh has grown as the junior football and netball clubs fight to lay claim to a...