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Defying the odds

By Meg Kennedy It’s almost unfathomable he can even take one step, but Terry Mitropoulos has defied odds to walk across two states for an...

Marsh bypass still on the table

By Meg Kennedy Impacts on native wildlife, agriculture and the Avenue of Honour are main concerns for the proposed Bacchus Marsh Eastern Link Road. Following community...

Issues not slept on

By Meg Kennedy Students at St Brigid’s Primary School in Ballan experienced ‘sleeping rough’ earlier this month to raise awareness for homelessness. Grades 3, 4, 5...

The last hurrah

By Meg Kennedy After helping form the orchestra six-years ago, Barry Wilkins OAM has taken his final bow as Musical Director and secretary of the...

Recycling refund request

By Kate Taylor Moorabool Shire Council is writing to the state government asking for a refund of the money it has had to pay to...

A diplomatic dinner

By Meg Kennedy Although Ballan may not be a place first thought of when it comes to international relations, an Australian diplomat recently paid a...

Blade blasted

By Meg Kennedy A bolt of lightning has caused a windfarm turbine blade to blast off at Lal Lal, following a thunderstorm last week. The...

Helping country footy kick goals

By Meg Kennedy The big boss of footy, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan, has chosen Bacchus Marsh as the location to announce the AFL’s newest investment...

‘Hoo Roo’ Pat

By Meg Kennedy Pat Toohey will be remembered for his community-driven attitude, advocacy, and significant contribution to Moorabool. Long-term Moorabool Shire Councillor and former mayor, Cr...

An “irreplaceable” artist and teacher

By Meg Kennedy The Moorabool art community is mourning the death of Ballan artist and Wombat Regional Arts Network (WRAN) member Sarah Peckham. Ms Peckham passed...