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Writers ‘reflect what is inside them’

By Meg Kennedy What do unicorns, monsters, camping, fake news and carrier pigeons all have in common? These were just some of the story ideas conjured...
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...

Jail for reoccurring offences

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man is behind bars after the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court heard his 20-consolidated charges on Thursday November 14. The...

Last chance to enrol

Eligible residents and ratepayers are being urged to enrol to vote for the upcoming Moorabool Shire Council, Woodlands Ward by‑election before it’s too late. ...

Not even a brief consultation

By Kate Taylor There’s a big difference between ‘consultation’ and ‘briefings’ and Moorabool Shire Council is making that very clear to Maddingley Brown Coal. A spokesperson...

Senator ploughs through spin

By Helen Tatchell Paul Keating once said, “this is the recession we had to have”, last week it was the ‘meeting the community had to...

It’s been a good ride…off the sheep’s back

By Meg Kennedy An iconic Ballan business will see a change of hands this New Year. Rodney and Wendy Harrison have been operating The Skin Inn...

100-years of living

By Meg Kennedy He cheekily replied that ‘he wouldn’t tell anyone’ where a 70-year old Darley Football club senior premiership flag had been hiding for...

Helping country footy kick goals

By Meg Kennedy The big boss of footy, AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan, has chosen Bacchus Marsh as the location to announce the AFL’s newest investment...

Soldier thistle given marching orders

Soldier thistle, a regionally prohibited weed, will be the focus of Agriculture Victoria biosecurity staff over the coming months. With infestations of the weed...