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,...
Greg Keyte (Yaloak Polo Club) with Michelle Payne who will play in the celebrity match this Sunday. Photos – Helen Tatchell

Hoof it to the polo

By Jessica Howard Polo enthusiasts are gearing up for one of the biggest local tournaments of the competition season. The Colliers International Ballarat Cup, held at...
The Elaine Fire Brigade members were acknowledged for their commitment to protecting their community during the Scotsburn fires in 2015. Photo – Shane Dunne

Young Protectors

By Kate Taylor Five young Moorabool residents have had their bravery recognised with the local Young Citizens of the Year Award. The recipients are Natasha Ford,...
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...
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...
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...

Immature teen gets jail

By Jessica Howard A 19-year-old who continued to re-offend despite being given a second chance at life has been jailed for six-months. Ballan resident, Joshua Fuller...
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...