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BAF President Kevin Harper (left) with Keely’s Cause recipient Amy, from Wallace. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Donation a good cause

By Kate Taylor She’s a young teenager on a quest to help others and now, the first donation of an iPad has been made by...
Bacchus Marsh Community Bank Chairman, Claire Sutherland (right) and Branch Manager, Ian Prince (left) with 18-year-old recipient Chelsea Bell. Photo – Jessica Howard

Helping with the education journey

By Jessica Howard Chelsea Bell set off on her first day of university last week. The 18-year-old Bacchus Marsh resident is studying a Bachelor...
If a tradesman unexpectedly appears at your door with an offer that sounds too good to be true, they may be a travelling con man. For more information, visit www.consumer.vic.gov.au/resources-and-tools/scams/travelling-con-men. Photo: Asphalt Concepts

Conmen on the prowl; beware

By Jessica Howard Bogus tradesmen are targeting Bacchus Marsh properties by offering dodgy asphalt laying services at a discounted rate. The posing tradesmen are believed...
Interim Chief Executive of Djerriwarrh Health Services, Amanda Edwards and Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard in Djerriwarrh Health Service's Central Sterile Stock Department, which has received $468,000 in funding Photo - Jessica Howard

$468,000 upgrade for Djerriwarrh Health Services

By Jessica Howard Djerriwarrh Health Services will benefit from a $468,000 upgrade to its Central Sterile Stock Department. Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and...

Library name a no-go

By Kate Taylor Moorabool Shire Councillors have closed the book on a proposal to rename the Lerderderg Library. A motion put forward at the February council...
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...
Bacchus Marsh Grammar Team - Youth of the Year 2018 (L-R) Teacher Debra Ogston and students Laura Knauer, Jessica Ewert, Juulke Castelijn.  Jessica Ewert won the overall ‘Youth of the Year -2018’ title. Teacher Mr Tori Mulligan with students: Danielle Kirwan, Frank Horrocks and Amelia Mahon. Amelia Mahon won the ‘Public Speaking Award’

Youths vie for awards

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh Grammar student Jessica Ewert is this year’s Lions Club Youth of the Year. The 18-year-old VCE student was awarded the...
Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard was with Moorabool Mayor Paul Tatchell and (L-R) Shannon McGowan (YAG), Jasmin Crampton (YAG), and Damon and Illana at the announcement of funding for Studio 22. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Engage at Studio 22

By Kate Taylor It’s an engagement worth $125,000, and local young people are set to benefit from it. The State Government’s Engage! 2018-20 program has given...

Explosion in Maddingley

By Jessica Howard UPDATE 8:25am The gas leak located in the vicinity of Osborne Street, Maddingley was identified by authorities at around 10:30pm last night. The...
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...