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A fruitful weekend

By Jessica Howard It’s nearly that time of year again when Moorabool celebrates the summer fruit season in Bacchus Marsh. The annual three-day Strawberries and...
Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Chairman, Claire Sutherland (right) and Branch Manager, Ian Prince (left) with 18-year-old recipient Chelsea Bell. Photo – Jessica Howard

Helping with the education journey

By Jessica Howard Chelsea Bell set off on her first day of university last week. The 18-year-old Bacchus Marsh resident is studying a Bachelor...

You can help with a better traffic flow

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh will be another step closer to having better traffic flow, with Council set to undertake a Local Area Traffic Management...

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...
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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...
Photo – Helen Tatchell

Neglect leads to demolition

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh residents will soon say goodbye to the town’s century-old signal box.  The traditional box, located at the Bacchus Marsh train station,...
Polo is fast and furious with plenty of action – Greg Keyte (white) in action on Australia Day at Yaloak, as they prepare for the big Cup match this Sunday (11 Feb). Photo – Helen Tatchell

Fast paced sport

By Jessica Howard Punters, ponies and porsches will be part of this year’s Colliers International Ballarat Polo Cup. The tournament, held at the Yaloak Polo Club...
Vicki, Leanne and Jane with their award Photo - Helen Tatchell

Number one event

By Kate Taylor It makes for a strange story, but the Literacy Trail has won Moorabool Shire Council’s Australia Day Award for Community Event of the Year...

After 50+ years,”depot unsafe”

By Kate Taylor Council is operating a dangerous depot in the heart of Ballan, according to two Moorabool Shire Councillors. West Ward Councillor Tom Sullivan and...

Birth of History celebrated

Around 70 life, current and past members gathered earlier this month to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the formation of the Bacchus Marsh Historical...