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Neglect leads to demolition

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh residents will soon say goodbye to the town’s century-old signal box.  The traditional box, located at the Bacchus Marsh train station,...
Kristie Seketa – MSC Regional Library Officer with the new look library van. Photo – Helen Tatchell

New book look

By Jessica Howard Moorabool’s rural library van is sporting a colourful new look. The mobile library service was recently rebranded with an external paint job by...
The Lerderderg River has cut a 300 metre deep gorge through sandstone and slate, almost bisecting the park. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Near death at gorge

By Jessica Howard A Bacchus Marsh man is lucky to be alive after jumping feet first into a river at the Lerderderg Gorge and becoming...
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Awards Open for Business (Excellence)

By Kate Taylor Submissions are now open for Moorabool’s premier business awards – and expressions of interest have already started coming in. The Ballan and District...
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...
Vicki, Leanne and Jane with their award Photo - Helen Tatchell

Number one event

By Kate Taylor It makes for a strange story, but the Literacy Trail has won Moorabool Shire Council’s Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year...
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...
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Police detective framed

By Kate Taylor A portrait of former Moorabool resident Kevin Carson has been entered in the 2017 Archibald Prize. Detective Sergeant Carson, who recently moved from...
Sarah Nicholson home schools her son from their Myrniong residence. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Learning from home

By Kate Taylor A local group is smashing misconceptions about the practice of home schooling. When Sarah Nicholson’s son began turning into a bully at school,...
The Bennett Street bus stop earmarked for a commuter shelter with a pedestrian safety crossing on the drawing board.

Pedestrian safety forthcoming

By Kate Taylor The safety of pedestrians on a busy Bacchus Marsh street is set to improve in the New Year – but without the knowledge...