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Giving is in their nature

By Jessica Howard It was a hard choice deciding who would take out this year’s Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Award. So hard,...
Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell is the new Mayor of Moorabool Photo – Helen Tatchell

Déjà vu for new Mayor

By Kate Taylor Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell has been elected Mayor of Moorabool Shire Council, with East Ward Councillor John Keogh elected as...
The damaged oak tree located at Maddingley Park Picture - Supplied

Deliberate act

By Jessica Howard Vandals have spent the eve of a recent public holiday hacking down an oak tree at Maddingley Park. The tree, located along...
Debbie and Simon Ross from Commercial Glazing picked up three awards on the night, including Business of the Year. Photos – Helen Tatchell

Crystal clear winner

By Jessica Howard Greendale’s Commercial Glazing has scored a hat-trick at this year’s Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. The local business...

A fruitful weekend

By Jessica Howard It’s nearly that time of year again when Moorabool celebrates the summer fruit season in Bacchus Marsh. The annual three-day Strawberries and...
Gardening at the Darley Community Art Garden Photo - MSC

Health and wellbeing is #1

By Jessica Howard Moorabool Shire Council has been recognised for improving the region’s health through not one, but two local programs. ACTIV8 and the Darley...
Trudy and Renae have Remembrance Day Poppy’s for sale at the Ballan Newsagency. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Pop on a poppy

By Jessica Howard The Moorabool region will soon pause to remember those who fought at War for their country. Remembrance Day will be held...
Abbey Kick took out the Young Achiever Award at the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards last Friday night. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Kicking goals

By Helen Tatchell At just 23-years old, Abbey Kick seems to be an old hand at her trade. The Bacchus Marsh local business woman has been...
Rotary President Phil McBean and four-year-old Nevaeh, who received her Let's Read book at her 3.5-year-old check-up at Darley Early Years Hub.   Photo – Jessica Howard

Reading into the future

By Jessica Howard The future is bright for young Moorabool children as a popular literacy program is funded for a further two years. The Let’s...
Dr David Llewellyn will serve Ballan District Health and Care for another five years

Doctor commitment

By Jessica Howard Doctor David Llewellyn will continue to serve the Ballan community for another five years. The general practitioner started his full-time position...