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Minister reappoints hospital administrator

By Jessica Howard The administrator of Djerriwarrh Health Services has been reappointed until 2020. Doctor John Ballard was initially appointed to oversee the Bacchus Marsh...

Police hunt cigarette thieves

Police are seeking to identify two men in relation to the theft of over $1,400 worth of cigarettes. The males attended Foodworks Supermarket in...
The Lerderderg River has cut a 300 metre deep gorge through sandstone and slate, almost bisecting the park. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Near death at gorge

By Jessica Howard A Bacchus Marsh man is lucky to be alive after jumping feet first into a river at the Lerderderg Gorge and becoming...
Mark Peirce, the owner of the seven dead alpacas, reported the incident to local police and council Photo - Jessica Howard

Dead stock massacred

By Jessica Howard A dog attack in Coimadai has left seven alpacas dead. Resident Mark Peirce said the four adults and three six-month-old juniors were...
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...

My life at Lady Northcote

By Jessica Howard Eric Goldspink was just nine-years-old when he gained 150 new brothers and sisters. Born in England, he was placed in an orphanage...
Mady Gay is ready to rock her PAHQ audition for ‘We Will Rock You'. Photo - PAHQ

Do you rock?

By Jessica Howard Aspiring rock gods are being called to audition for a role in the Performing Arts Headquarters’ annual stage show. We Will Rock...
 Picture: Rochelle Kirkham (The Ballarat Courier)

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...
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Flavours to whet appetite

By Kate Taylor   It sounds like this year’s Flavours of Moorabool festival is going to taste particularly good. Last year’s event drew 1800 people and now,...
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...