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(L-R) Back - Principal Melinda Williams, Tennis legend Todd Woodbridge, Fiona Manifold (ANZ) and (front) students, Mia, Ryder, Isla and Brinn  Photo – Jessica Howard

Racquets just ace

By Jessica Howard Prep students from Bacchus Marsh Primary School have been served up 130 new tennis racquets. Todd Woodbridge, a 22-time grand slam Australian tennis...

Spectacular!

By Helen Tatchell It was a steam rail spectacular throughout Moorabool, even if the wait was two and a half hours for a two and...

Can do two things at once

By Kate Taylor Moorabool Shire Council’s Michelle Richards has won the 2017 Australian Local Government Women's Association's Bursary Award. She’s been at council for five years,...

Small term pain for long term gain

By Helen Tatchell Over $900,000 is being spent by council on a new look streetscape in Ballan, and despite some traders venting their annoyance, works...
Ballan Jockey Club President Billy Smith with Catherine Moon

Ballan strikes gold

By Helen Tatchell  The sport of king’s holy grail is coming to Ballan. Worth close to $200,000, the iconic 18-carat gold 2017 Melbourne Cup will visit...
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...

Good growth in grassroots sport

By Jessica Howard The Bacchus Marsh Scorpions are celebrating 10-years on the soccer field this year. The local club was established in 2008 and at the...

Achieving in agriculture

By Carol Saffer Ballan local business owner Vicki Sher has attended the Women in Agriculture Luncheon at the Royal Melbourne Show for the past five...

The hall is alive with the sounds of music

By Jessica Howard ‘Tis the season for the Moorabool Light Orchestra to perform its annual festive concert. ‘Sounds of the Season’ will this year feature...
Acting CFA Chief Officer Alen Slijepcevic, Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard, Emergency Services Minister James Merlino and Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley at the announcement of the new $31m CFA training site for Ballan. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Jobs and growth

By Kate Taylor The state government has bought land near Ballan upon which it will build the replacement of the Fiskville Training Academy. The $31 million Victorian Emergency...