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A backyard is all you need

By Carol Saffer Australia currently generates 7.6 million tonnes of food waste every year. With urban agriculture on the rise, one low cost way to divert...
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 former Lerderderg Children’s Centre in Darley Photo – Jessica Howard

Out with the old

By Kate Taylor Quotes are being sought for the purchase and removal of buildings and other infrastructure at the old Lerderderg Children’s Centre site. Councillors voted...
Photo - Helen Tatchell

Exciting changes ahead

By Jessica Howard Moorabool Shire mayor Paul Tatchell is excited about stage one of Ballan’s streetscape works. While the development of the plan for central Inglis...

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...
Tom and Lorraine Keene, now both deceased, with a photo of them both participating in the Priscilla High Tea event; with Lorraine coming up with the 2018 BAF theme shortly before her death. Photo – Leone Fabre.

Dream comes to life

By Jessica Howard The precious life of Lorraine Keene will be celebrated at this year’s Ballan Autumn Festival. Lorraine lived in Ballan with her late...
Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell is the new Mayor of Moorabool Photo – Helen Tatchell

Déjà vu for new Mayor

By Kate Taylor Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell has been elected Mayor of Moorabool Shire Council, with East Ward Councillor John Keogh elected as...

Let there be light

By Jessica Howard Bright lights have been switched on at Masons Lane in Bacchus Marsh, marking a significant milestone for local sporting clubs and user...
The students march and play their instruments down the Main St of Ballan. Elsa from Cartier World Travel (Ballan) organised the tour to perform in Ballan Photos – Helen Tatchell

Warriors march on Ballan

By Jessica Howard A marching band all the way from California has graced the main street of Ballan. The Mission San Jose High School Band marched...

Be a ‘pizza’ of the awards

By Kate Taylor Whether they have one employee, or 100 employees, businesses across Moorabool are now eligible to enter the Business Excellence Awards. And previous winners...