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Attacking fires from the air

By Jessica Howard Moorabool has been in good hands this summer, with a firefighting helicopter based at the Bacchus Marsh Airfield. The Helitack 345...
Polo is fast and furious with plenty of action – Greg Keyte (white) in action on Australia Day at Yaloak, as they prepare for the big Cup match this Sunday (11 Feb). Photo – Helen Tatchell

Fast paced sport

By Jessica Howard Punters, ponies and porsches will be part of this year’s Colliers International Ballarat Polo Cup. The tournament, held at the Yaloak Polo Club...

Who are these men?

By Jessica Howard The Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society is looking to identify a group of footballers in a photo dating back to...

VicRoads to consult on Gisborne Road and Holts Lane intersection

By Jessica Howard Local residents will have a chance to have their say on the safety and traffic flow at the busy intersection of...
Bernie and Asha Shanahan (rear centre) have taken over an iconic business in Ballan, 25-years after founders (L-R) Peter Nolan and Lloyd Robertson opened the doors. Photo – Helen Tatchell

New elders take over landmark business

By Jessica Howard After 25-years, the owners of Crossroads Trading in Ballan are hanging up their boots. Lloyd Robertson and Peter Nolan purchased the Old...
(L-R) Tracey, Peter, Ashley and Colleen are just some of the caring staff associated with the Aged Care facility in Ballan. Photo – BDH&C

Tick of approval for aged care facility

By Kate Taylor Ballan District Health and Care has hit its target – 44 times over, in fact. The Aged Care team officially received renewal of...
Photo – Alcohol & Drug Foundation

Over the counter changes

By Jessica Howard Painkillers containing the drug codeine will no longer be sold over the counter at pharmacies as of today. The crackdown follows concerns about...

Death unites community spirit

By Jessica Howard Over $10,000 has been raised for the family of a young father who died in a fatal car accident on the way...
Ben and Sherri-leigh Land with the ashes of their stillborn daughter, Emerikus that were saved in the fire that destroyed their home. Photo – Jessica Howard

Ashes saved in fire

By Jessica Howard An 18-year-old Darley resident has jumped into a raging house fire to save the ashes of his late little sister. Nicholas Land...

Deadly drink-driver nearly four times over legal limit

By Jessica Howard The driver accused of killing 22-year-old Gisborne man Hayden Kloppers was nearly four times over the legal blood alcohol limit, a...