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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...

My life at Lady Northcote

By Jessica Howard Eric Goldspink was just nine-years-old when he gained 150 new brothers and sisters. Born in England, he was placed in an orphanage...
The Lerderderg River has cut a 300 metre deep gorge through sandstone and slate, almost bisecting the park. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Near death at gorge

By Jessica Howard A Bacchus Marsh man is lucky to be alive after jumping feet first into a river at the Lerderderg Gorge and becoming...
SPACE FOR YOUTH - (L-R) Katie Curwood, Elyk Morganleheny and Thomas Alkemade.  Photo – Jessica Howard

Youth have 22 good reasons

By Jessica Howard Young people in Moorabool now have access to an exciting new space. Studio 22 officially opened over the September school holidays, with...
Sarah Nicholson home schools her son from their Myrniong residence. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Learning from home

By Kate Taylor A local group is smashing misconceptions about the practice of home schooling. When Sarah Nicholson’s son began turning into a bully at school,...
New Ballan RSL President, Rick Campey at the Aleppo Pine Tree Photo - Helen Tatchell

And in the morning, we will remember them

By Jessica Howard Ballan RSL has re-established a lost tradition by hosting the town’s first Anzac Day dawn service in many years. The commemorative event saw...
President Bacchus Marsh RSL Cherrison Lawton at the memorial seat that depicts Rupert Moon VC, Kathleen Rogers and William West MM and was designed by Mark Gilliland (left); constructed and donated by (right) Mick Horan (Rossco Engineering) Photo – Helen Tatchell

Never to be forgotten

By Helen Tatchell Michael Madden is the Author of ‘The Victoria Cross - Australia Remembers’ book. A unique coffee table compilation comprising of all 96...
Dr David Llewellyn will serve Ballan District Health and Care for another five years

Doctor commitment

By Jessica Howard Doctor David Llewellyn will continue to serve the Ballan community for another five years. The general practitioner started his full-time position...

Help plant watch and grow

By Jessica Howard Residents are invited to exercise their green thumbs by helping to plant 7000 new trees at Telford Park in Darley. Moorabool Shire Council...
Ken McDonald with one of the erected plaques in the Coimadai Avenue of Honour. Photo – Jessica Howard

Final touches to Avenue

By Jessica Howard The installation of 129 name plaques has begun at the Coimadai Avenue of Honour, marking the near end of the WWI memorial. Coimadai...