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David Steele with the original local newspaper (The Express) story to get a radio station in Bacchus Marsh. Photos – Helen Tatchell

The original DJ

By Jessica Howard It’s been 32-years since David Steele founded the voice of Moorabool. Apple 98.5FM was first aired in October 1986 (then 94.7FM),...

Chop for charity

By Jessica Howard It was only three years ago that Mark McDonald’s grandmother Mena was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The 83-year-old’s memory is slowly...
Robyn Lavery with an Angel Gown made from a donated wedding dress. Photo – Jessica Howard

Resting in peace

By Jessica Howard Robyn Lavery is one of hundreds of volunteers who convert old wedding dresses into tiny gowns for babies who die from...

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...
Geoff Camm with a framed picture of William Shakespeare Photo – Jessica Howard

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none”

By Jessica Howard Prepare thyself for an introduction into the worketh of William Shakespeare. A new course run by the University of the Third Age...
SPACE FOR YOUTH - (L-R) Katie Curwood, Elyk Morganleheny and Thomas Alkemade.  Photo – Jessica Howard

Youth have 22 good reasons

By Jessica Howard Young people in Moorabool now have access to an exciting new space. Studio 22 officially opened over the September school holidays, with...

TRAFFIC ALERT

By Jessica Howard  As the construction of the new Halletts Way interchange nears completion, pedestrian access across the bridge will be closed. From Monday October 16,...
Author Brooke and illustrator Skye with ‘The boy with a different brain’ book.

Educating what’s inside

By Jessica Howard A Bacchus Marsh mother has written a new book that is breaking down the barriers of autism. The Boy with a Different Brain has...
(L-R) Peyton and Teneal will represent not only their local Greendale and Coimadai CFA brigades, but Victoria. Photo – Jessica Howard

Testing skills

By Jessica Howard  Two Moorabool juniors will put their skills to the test at the 2017 biennial Australian Fire Cadet Championships. Greendale Fire Brigade’s Peyton Dodds...

Keep the buzz in bees

By Kate Taylor A little secret army is buzzing around Ballan – but it’s under attack, unknowingly, from local farmers and backyard gardeners.  From hives in...