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Geoff Howard (photo – Damien Wieland)

And its goodnight from him

By Kate Taylor Geoff Howard, Member for Buninyong, has announced that he will not be contesting the next state election. With Labor pre-selections opening soon ahead...
(L-R) Tracey, Peter, Ashley and Colleen are just some of the caring staff associated with the Aged Care facility in Ballan. Photo – BDH&C

Tick of approval for aged care facility

By Kate Taylor Ballan District Health and Care has hit its target – 44 times over, in fact. The Aged Care team officially received renewal of...
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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...

Stage-2 new streetscape works commence in Ballan

By Meg Kennedy The makeover of Ballan’s town centre is now underway, with new bench seats and car spaces the biggest additions to Inglis...
Pictured is four-year-old Riley donating to the Good Friday appeal with Bacchus Marsh Lions Club members Len Murfitt, Peter Gist and Ralph Fletcher. Photo – Jessica Howard

Time to give

By Jessica Howard With Autumn comes Easter, and with Easter comes the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal. The annual fundraising event will be held...

Fatal crash following high speed police pursuit

By Jessica Howard UPDATE A 17-year-old man has been arrested in Ballarat following a fatal crash and search operation. Police addressed media at the...
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...
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Lite to ignite kaleidoscope of fun

By Jessica Howard  Ballan will be seen in a different light this month as fluorescent art and decorations transform the facades of over 30 shopfronts. Black...
Gardening at the Darley Community Art Garden Photo - MSC

Health and wellbeing is #1

By Jessica Howard Moorabool Shire Council has been recognised for improving the region’s health through not one, but two local programs. ACTIV8 and the Darley...

Refugees are a reality

By Jessica Howard As National Refugee Week fast approaches, local Ballan residents welcome migrant families with open arms. Lloyd Lamb, member of the Ballan Refugee Realities...