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MISSING – Where is Albie?

By Helen Tatchell Albert ‘Albie’ Smith was due to go home the morning he walked out of the Ballan Aged Care facility and is still...

Book History Week in

By Carol Saffer As History Week approaches, Ballan Shire Historical Society is taking part by holding an open day at the Ballan Court House in...

Walking for a cure

By Helen Tatchell There is actually something quite important happening on the AFL Grand Final day, and it isn’t the obvious. Brett Williams from Bacchus Marsh...

Crafting the town red

By Carol Saffer The small Scottish sea-side village of Aberlady adorned their parish church on Remembrance Day last year with a stunning cascade of more...

Everything horse and more

Everything horse and more Equitana or horsey heaven, the biggest equine extravaganza in the Southern Hemisphere, is returning to Melbourne later this year - and...

Send an ‘old fashioned’ message

By Carol Saffer In these times of Instagram and Facebook posts the Rotary Club of Bacchus Marsh is testing the hard-copy nostalgia market selling a...

Big business pursue their quarry

By Helen Tatchell Sand is the new gold; and Darley residents are not welcoming the prospectors. Project Manager for Zhong Yin Group Australia Pty Ltd, Andrew...

Mural, mural on the wall …

By Meg Kennedy   The Myrniong Mechanics Institute now features an escape to the African wilderness. A new mural by local artist Denise Hastings has recently been...

EXCLUSIVE – 3500+ people to go cold as Ballan to shiver with no power

By Carol Saffer “We understand outages are inconvenient and we thank customers for their understanding..” - Powercor Put the bed-socks on and stay in bed with an extra blanket as Powercor plans...

Lost a snake?

Most people have a cat or dog go missing, but recently an unusual reptile, for the area, was found. Carpet pythons are generally found in...