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Brothers Clancy and Banjo Luke were presented with Captain Koala Honorary Firefighter certificates by Ballan Fire Brigade Captain Kaine Myers and CFA Operations Officer Chris Bigham. The boys are pictured with Captain Koala. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Hero duo bro’s

By Jessica Howard Two young brothers have been hailed heroes after they alerted authorities to a fire at the Ballan Primary School gymnasium. Banjo and Clancy...

Car park finally sells

By Kate Taylor A new childcare centre and medical centre are set to be built on formerly council-owned land in Bacchus Marsh. The site, at 3 Graham...
Chris Broncinetti (BM Hist. Soc) reads the life of Kelvin Edwards Photo – Helen Tatchell

A true local Marshian

By Jessica Howard It was Kelvin Edwards’ dying wish to donate his autobiography to the Bacchus Marsh and District Historical Society. Close to one year on...
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...
Junior FNC Presidents (L-R) Darren Smith (Bacchus Marsh) and Matt Colley (Darley) with the new Cup up for grabs. Photo – Jessica Howard

Clashing for the cup

By Jessica Howard The rivalry between Darley and Bacchus Marsh has grown as the junior football and netball clubs fight to lay claim to a...
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...
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...
The Bacchus Marsh Leisure Centre in Maddingley

Interest in leisure centre

By Kate Taylor Two expressions of interest have so far been received in the process to lease gym facilities at the Bacchus Marsh Leisure Centre. The...
Ken McDonald with one of the erected plaques in the Coimadai Avenue of Honour. Photo – Jessica Howard

Final touches to Avenue

By Jessica Howard The installation of 129 name plaques has begun at the Coimadai Avenue of Honour, marking the near end of the WWI memorial. Coimadai...
MAKE IT A GOOD FRIDAY - Little Emeliah Roberts with mum Tjanna and Bacchus Marsh Lions club members who are raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal (L-R) David Atterbury, Tim van de Poel, Ralph Fletcher and Terry Sytema. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Gift that may grow

By Jessica Howard For little Emeliah Roberts, Easter means much more than chocolate eggs. The one-year-old suffers from severe scoliosis and skeletal dysplasia, resulting in short...