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Handler goes national

By Meg Kennedy A young Bacchus Marsh horsewoman was awarded one of the top-spots at a prestigious national championship event in South Australia last month. Mallory...

Growing the west with 4000 more trees

Green thumbs are invited to roll up their sleeves and help plant 4000 native plants at Ingliston, what is the 14th annual Grow West...

RSL turns 100

By Helen Tatchell Snow, rain and cold temperatures did not stop people attending the Ballan RSL rooms to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the...

Learning the ropes early

By Meg Kennedy Two community groups in Ballan have joined forces to create cooking magic. Ballan and District CWA and 1st Ballan Scouts Group Joeys came...

For crying out loud

By Meg Kennedy The role of town crier dates back centuries. In Medieval Europe, town criers were the means of communication for notices such as proclamations...

Road upgrade lands with applicant

By Kate Taylor Obstacle course and challenges on and around the lake, sunrise walks up nearby Mt Buninyong, early morning yoga and meditation in the...
Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital

Hubba Bubba’s

By Jessica Howard It took less than 24-hours for five bundles of joy to arrive into the world last month. Bacchus Marsh and Melton Regional Hospital...
Geoff Howard (photo – Damien Wieland)

And its goodnight from him

By Kate Taylor Geoff Howard, Member for Buninyong, has announced that he will not be contesting the next state election. With Labor pre-selections opening soon ahead...
Sam from MSC Library Service at Ballan with Alice and a can of donated food. Photo – Jessica Howard

Swap a fine for food

By Jessica Howard Moorabool library members can erase their overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items back into the community. The Ballan and Lerderderg Libraries will...
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...