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Disunited Church

By Meg Kennedy The congregation of a local church should be celebrating its 160th anniversary but are instead, protesting the church’s abrupt sale. The community of...

Paramedic upgrades her life saving skills

By Kate Taylor Leonie Ireland is one of those lucky people that gets to do a job that they love. She doesn’t quite get to...
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Police detective framed

By Kate Taylor A portrait of former Moorabool resident Kevin Carson has been entered in the 2017 Archibald Prize. Detective Sergeant Carson, who recently moved from...

Art through her eyes

By Meg Kennedy A local art exhibition framing gender equality has been extended for this month. The ‘Through Her Eyes’ exhibit, currently held at the Lerderderg...
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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...
Acting CFA Chief Officer Alen Slijepcevic, Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard, Emergency Services Minister James Merlino and Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley at the announcement of the new $31m CFA training site for Ballan. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Jobs and growth

By Kate Taylor The state government has bought land near Ballan upon which it will build the replacement of the Fiskville Training Academy. The $31 million Victorian Emergency...
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...
Sam from MSC Library Service at Ballan with Alice and a can of donated food. Photo – Jessica Howard

Swap a fine for food

By Jessica Howard Moorabool library members can erase their overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items back into the community. The Ballan and Lerderderg Libraries will...
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...
Abbey Kick took out the Young Achiever Award at the Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards last Friday night. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Kicking goals

By Helen Tatchell At just 23-years old, Abbey Kick seems to be an old hand at her trade. The Bacchus Marsh local business woman has been...