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By Kate Taylor Moorabool Shire Council’s Michelle Richards has won the 2017 Australian Local Government Women's Association's Bursary Award. She’s been at council for five years,...

Born again bikes

By Kate Taylor It’s a morning so cold that you can see the fog of your breath before you and still, the chink of a...

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...
Nicholas pictured with Minister James Merlino and Dave Hughes. Photo - ESTA

Boy dials 000, saves mum

By Kate Taylor It’s time for the annual Junior Triple Zero (000) Heroes awards and for one of the special recipients this year, it...

Council admits rates overcharge

By Kate Taylor It’s taken twenty-two years, but a man overcharged a total of $14,000 on his rates notice has finally been refunded by Moorabool...
Ballan Jockey Club President Billy Smith with Catherine Moon

Ballan strikes gold

By Helen Tatchell  The sport of king’s holy grail is coming to Ballan. Worth close to $200,000, the iconic 18-carat gold 2017 Melbourne Cup will visit...
Peter Shilton with artist Anuradha Patel

Art show paints the picture

By Kate Taylor Even if you don’t consider yourself to be an oil painting, you could win an oil portrait at this year’s Bacchus Marsh...
Bacchus Marsh band APES

Beat ramps up for APES

By Jessica Howard After four-years in the making, indie-rock quartet APES have dropped their highly anticipated debut album. The band, previously hailing from Bacchus Marsh and...
Pamela Broad and Heather Linsdell, with Andrew Freeman (CEO DjHS), have each been volunteers for 55-years. Photo – Helen Tatchell

110-years volunteering

By Jessica Howard Heather Linsdell and Pamela “Margaret” Broad have donated more than half-a-century each to Djerriwarrh Health Services. The two Bacchus Marsh residents have been...
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Project delays carryover

By Kate Taylor There’s a bit of budget shuffling at council to cover the cost of projects yet to be completed. The May 3 council meeting...