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More trains on timetable

By Jessica Howard Train passengers will benefit from a new V/Line timetable that will see the addition of 18 new services on the Ballarat Line. Some...
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...
Mum watches Anthony and sons Nathan and Thomas with Rowsey, a newborn camel calved in the Rowsley Valley. Photo – Jessica Howard

New ship of the desert docks

By Jessica Howard If you see a baby camel hanging around Moorabool - don’t worry, it’s not a mirage. A female calf was born...

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...

Plan your train travel this week

There is a nine-day construction blitz on the Ballarat Line Upgrade requiring trains to be replaced by coaches. Regional Rail Revival Director Mark Havryluk is...
Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade Captain Phil Clayden and Bacchus Marsh Rotary President Phil McBean Photo – Jessica Howard

Help is on its way

By Jessica Howard Elderly residents will be better prepared in the event of a house fire thanks to a group of local volunteers. Bacchus Marsh Rotary and...
Bacchus Marsh band APES

Beat ramps up for APES

By Jessica Howard After four-years in the making, indie-rock quartet APES have dropped their highly anticipated debut album. The band, previously hailing from Bacchus Marsh and...
Millrose Quilting & Gallery owner Sue Bartleman is ready for the upcoming Liberty exhibition. Photo – Jessica Howard

Liberty sew good

By Kate Taylor Stunning Liberty fabrics will be on display this week, as the Ballan Red Cross Branch and Millrose Quilting & Gallery present the...
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Boy band album debut

By Oliver Powell Bacchus Marsh based band Hollow Everdaze are celebrating the release of their debut album Cartoons with a performance at the Curtain on...
Managing Director (WW) Neil Brennan (left) with WW staff member and CFA member Neil Smith. Photo - WW

Don’t be a drip, be prepared

By Jessica Howard Western Water has reminded Bacchus Marsh residents to consider their water supply in preparation for the bushfire season. Graham Holt, Western Water’s...