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Remains of missing man found in car

By Jessica Howard & Helen Tatchell The remains of missing man Brian Andrews have been found nearly 10-months after he was last seen at his Inglis...
Marlene Gilson's exhibition 'What If?' explores colonisation and the idea of Aboriginal people landing on the shores of England. Photo - Submitted

Exhibition asks ‘What If?’

By Jane Gardner Gordon artist and proud Wadawurrung woman, Aunty Marlene Gilson, says she’s always had a love of history, houses and nature. So it’s...
Marigold (centre) will be situated around the town promoting the Flower and Garden Show and is pictured with another decorative scarecrow friend and Kate Tubbs (right). Photo – Jock Taylor

Meet Marigold

By Jessica Howard Contrary to its name, the Bacchus Marsh Flower and Garden Show is about much more than just plants. In its fourth year,...
(front) Bacchus Marsh Men's Shed President Alec McQuie, Vic Men's Shed Association member Bob Forde, Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard and Don Nardella (Member for Melton) with members at the announcement of new funding. Photo – Jessica Howard

More stable home for shed

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh Men’s Shed has welcomed close to $30,000 in funding in order to establish a new home. The local community group...
Local sculptor Paul Blizzard, pictured with his children (L-R) Indya, Jarra and Sage, designed and crafted an autumn leaf and literacy themed notice board outside the Ballan Library. Photo – Jane Gardner

Notice anything?

By Jessica Howard Ballan residents will now be more in the know thanks to a new notice board outside the local library. The new board...
Webster Brothers Yard in Graham Street, Bacchus Marsh Photo - Jessica Howard

Fire could be the last straw

By Jessica Howard A 145-year-old house could be one step closer to meeting the wrecking ball following a blaze that swept through the property last...
Geoff Howard (photo – Damien Wieland)

And its goodnight from him

By Kate Taylor Geoff Howard, Member for Buninyong, has announced that he will not be contesting the next state election. With Labor pre-selections opening soon ahead...
Richard Biden with Carbine’s display (one of four) for the Emirates Melbourne Cup Tour in Ballan. Photo Jessica Howard

Shire boasts four winners

By Jessica Howard Carbine was the great great grandfather of the legendary Phar Lap, the inaugural inductee into the Australian Racing Hall of Fame and...

Fatal crash following high speed police pursuit

By Jessica Howard UPDATE A 17-year-old man has been arrested in Ballarat following a fatal crash and search operation. Police addressed media at the...
Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade Captain Phil Clayden and Bacchus Marsh Rotary President Phil McBean Photo – Jessica Howard

Help is on its way

By Jessica Howard Elderly residents will be better prepared in the event of a house fire thanks to a group of local volunteers. Bacchus Marsh Rotary and...