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Bacchus Marsh Grammar Team - Youth of the Year 2018 (L-R) Teacher Debra Ogston and students Laura Knauer, Jessica Ewert, Juulke Castelijn.  Jessica Ewert won the overall ‘Youth of the Year -2018’ title. Teacher Mr Tori Mulligan with students: Danielle Kirwan, Frank Horrocks and Amelia Mahon. Amelia Mahon won the ‘Public Speaking Award’

Youths vie for awards

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh Grammar student Jessica Ewert is this year’s Lions Club Youth of the Year. The 18-year-old VCE student was awarded the...
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...

And in the morning, we will remember them

At the going down of the sun, we will remember ANZAC Day 2020 as the year of no veterans, no March and no supporters...
Ben Ihlow passed away from complications with the flu on Sunday September 3 – his first Father’s Day.

Unity in Community

By Jessica Howard The sudden death of a young Moorabool father has spearheaded a fundraising campaign to help support his wife and son. Ben Ihlow passed away...

BAT-hus Marsh

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) Bacchus Marsh skies seem to be filled with black specs every evening at dusk, have you ever wondered what...

The man behind the horse

By Meg Kennedy Local race caller and author Adam Crettenden has again delved into Australia’s rich horse racing history. His new book, Manikato: ‘The Man’, follows...

Book in to be a curious creature

An initiative to get kids reading is returning to Moorabool libraries this Summer. The national Summer Reading Club is returning to Moorabool Shire Libraries, and...

Business as usual

By Jessica Howard The Bacchus Marsh Maternity Unit may be under construction, but it hasn’t stopped the delivery of over 100 babies. The $2.5 million renovation...
Rotary President Phil McBean and four-year-old Nevaeh, who received her Let's Read book at her 3.5-year-old check-up at Darley Early Years Hub.   Photo – Jessica Howard

Reading into the future

By Jessica Howard The future is bright for young Moorabool children as a popular literacy program is funded for a further two years. The Let’s...
Debbie and Simon Ross from Commercial Glazing picked up three awards on the night, including Business of the Year. Photos – Helen Tatchell

Crystal clear winner

By Jessica Howard Greendale’s Commercial Glazing has scored a hat-trick at this year’s Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards. The local business...