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Local sculptor Paul Blizzard, pictured with his children (L-R) Indya, Jarra and Sage, designed and crafted an autumn leaf and literacy themed notice board outside the Ballan Library. Photo – Jane Gardner

Notice anything?

By Jessica Howard Ballan residents will now be more in the know thanks to a new notice board outside the local library. The new board...

Mural, mural on the wall …

By Meg Kennedy   The Myrniong Mechanics Institute now features an escape to the African wilderness. A new mural by local artist Denise Hastings has recently been...

V/Line commuters impacted by heat restrictions

By Jessica Howard Passengers travelling on the Ballarat-Melbourne V/Line train will be impacted by heat speed restrictions until later this evening. The restrictions will...
hollow everdaze,deaf ambition

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...
Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell is the new Mayor of Moorabool Photo – Helen Tatchell

Déjà vu for new Mayor

By Kate Taylor Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell has been elected Mayor of Moorabool Shire Council, with East Ward Councillor John Keogh elected as...
Three-year-old, Breana Zois was diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome at birth Photo - supplied

Syndrome needs awareness

By Jessica Howard At just three-years old, Breana Zois is one of 4,000 children born with DiGeorge syndrome each year. The syndrome, otherwise known as...
 Picture: Rochelle Kirkham (The Ballarat Courier)

The dash for cash

By Kate Taylor Moorabool Shire Council is chasing federal government funding for the Bacchus Marsh Racecourse and Recreation Reserve redevelopment. The Federal Government announced that more...
Ballan Sgt Michael Kearnes with Moorabool Community Register volunteer Audrey Stanaway. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Register and stay in touch

By Jessica Howard While Moorabool residents continue to feel safe thanks to their local community register, some areas of the shire are still under-represented. The Moorabool...
Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard was with Moorabool Mayor Paul Tatchell and (L-R) Shannon McGowan (YAG), Jasmin Crampton (YAG), and Damon and Illana at the announcement of funding for Studio 22. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Engage at Studio 22

By Kate Taylor It’s an engagement worth $125,000, and local young people are set to benefit from it. The State Government’s Engage! 2018-20 program has given...
Chris Broncinetti (BM Hist. Soc) reads the life of Kelvin Edwards Photo – Helen Tatchell

A true local Marshian

By Jessica Howard It was Kelvin Edwards’ dying wish to donate his autobiography to the Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society. Close to one year on...