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Lucy Irwin from Ballan with daughter Clara, inspect the new chickens hatched at the Lerderderg Library. Photo – Jessica Howard

Life cycle explored

By Jessica Howard Eggs are hatching throughout Moorabool Shire - not only on the farm, but also in the library! A live hatching was held at...
Ballan’s OIC Sgt Michael Kearnes is urging residents to have the screws in their vehicle number plates changed on Saturday 25 March in Ballan. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Get screwed

By Jessica Howard As number plate theft in the region continues to rise, local police are urging the community to lock down their plates with...
Youth Award winners with Moorabool Mayor Cr. David Edwards. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Our talented youth

By Helen Tatchell As a direct result of the 2013-2016 Youth Strategy, Moorabool’s Youth have been acknowledged. The third Youth Awards were held by Council at...
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...

The hall is alive with the sounds of music

By Jessica Howard ‘Tis the season for the Moorabool Light Orchestra to perform its annual festive concert. ‘Sounds of the Season’ will this year feature...

Ejected after stripping to undies

By Helen Tatchell If ever a council meeting needed to be live-streamed it was on Wednesday 2 May at the Ballan council chambers. The meeting ended...
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...

Business as usual

By Jessica Howard The Bacchus Marsh Maternity Unit may be under construction, but it hasn’t stopped the delivery of over 100 babies. The $2.5 million renovation...
Photo - Mattheüs Nubé

Driver survives chaos and carnage

By Jessica Howard The condition of a driver involved in a significant two truck collision on the Western Freeway has been updated to stable. A spokesperson for...

MISSING – Where is Albie?

By Helen Tatchell Albert ‘Albie’ Smith was due to go home the morning he walked out of the Ballan Aged Care facility and is still...