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Ballan’s OIC Sgt Michael Kearnes is urging residents to have the screws in their vehicle number plates changed on Saturday 25 March in Ballan. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Get screwed

By Jessica Howard As number plate theft in the region continues to rise, local police are urging the community to lock down their plates with...
Reserve Chairperson Bill Smith and BFNC member Joanne Raffaele, show the cracks in the court that a $2 coin can fit in. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Reserve – not what it’s cracked up to be

By Helen Tatchell Cracks are appearing at the Ballan Recreation Reserve sporting facility, literally. The multi-use netball court was nearly deemed unusable after large long and...
(L-R) Bacchus Marsh Primary School students Tilly, Dean, Elsie and Lachi walk laps at school Photo – Jessica Howard

Walking around the nation

By Jessica Howard A group of Bacchus Marsh Primary School students have walked over 1,200-kilometres since the beginning of term one.  The grade four class spend...
Geoff Howard (MP) and Central Highlands Water Chair, Jeremy Johnson inspect the new hydro plant at Lal Lal. Photo – Damien Wieland

Powered by water

By Kate Taylor A mini hydro station at Lal Lal Reservoir is now up and running. In the absence of the state water minister, Member for Buninyong Geoff...

A woman making it happen

By Jessica Howard It’s only fitting that Noelle Dickson is the face of an innovative health campaign titled ‘Women Making It Happen’. The Bacchus Marsh resident...
Photo – Helen Tatchell

Neglect leads to demolition

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh residents will soon say goodbye to the town’s century-old signal box.  The traditional box, located at the Bacchus Marsh train station,...
Mr Prendergast at the Bacchus Marsh Lion Zoo, aged 16 Photo - submitted

What is your safari story?

By Jessica Howard  An escaped water buffalo running down the Western (Ballarat) Highway and a two-year-old mauled by a lion are just some of the...
Bag snatcher Cherry Waterbury with fellow actors (L-R) Leon Newton, Bruce Carboon, Herman Jansink and Eric Daws. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Caught in the act

By Jessica Howard It’s been two decades since the Bacchus Marsh Players performed at the local public hall, but they’re ready to get the show on the road again. The...

Grassroots sport declines

By Jessica Howard Country football and netball clubs may face the final siren as they struggle with a lack of players and shrinking populations. In the...
The Elaine Fire Brigade members were acknowledged for their commitment to protecting their community during the Scotsburn fires in 2015. Photo – Shane Dunne

Young Protectors

By Kate Taylor Five young Moorabool residents have had their bravery recognised with the local Young Citizens of the Year Award. The recipients are Natasha Ford,...