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Chop for charity

By Jessica Howard It was only three years ago that Mark McDonald’s grandmother Mena was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The 83-year-old’s memory is slowly...

Fury over illegally lit fires

By Jessica Howard Members of the Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade’s Group are fuming over the number of illegally lit fires during the fire danger period. Deputy...
Ballan Lionness President Fred Moore and volunteer Trish Tatterson. Photo – Jessica Howard

Got some spare time?

By Jessica Howard The Ballan Lionesses are seeking volunteers to help man the colourful and quirky Steptoes Op Shop. The old house, located on Inglis...

‘Tree’mendous plantings

Responsible for the management and maintenance of over 18,000 urban and reserves trees, Moorabool Council has committed an ongoing $100,000 for the planting of...

Don’t strike a match

By Meg Kennedy When the clock struck midnight on Monday, 12 November, the Moorabool Shire officially entered the 2018/19 Fire Danger Period (FDP). Although this...

Have an eagle eye for prohibited weed

Landholders in Moorabool are urged to be on the lookout for orange hawkweed and report suspected plants to Agriculture Victoria. Agriculture Victoria Biosecurity Officer,...

Disunited Church

By Meg Kennedy The congregation of a local church should be celebrating its 160th anniversary but are instead, protesting the church’s abrupt sale. The community of...

Healthier choice on tap

By Helen Tatchell Thirsty? You can now save money, and the environment, with a new free drinking water fountain in Ballan. Conveniently placed in the town’s...

Halletts ramps on the way

By Kate Taylor Work has begun on the new access ramps to and from the freeway at Bacchus Marsh. The project has been a long time...
Photo - Mattheüs Nubé

Driver survives chaos and carnage

By Jessica Howard The condition of a driver involved in a significant two truck collision on the Western Freeway has been updated to stable. A spokesperson for...