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Edible black gold

By Meg Kennedy Wintertime may not be the season most look forward to, but for two local sisters it’s the most exciting time of year...

Developer attempts to move the goal posts

By Kate Taylor A range of proposed changes to a soon-to-be-developed part of Underbank Estate in Bacchus Marsh have been rejected. The developers had proposed...

BP is on the move

By Meg Kennedy A confusing email has sent regular BP customers into a panic as the Ballan Westbound and Eastbound petrol stations on the Western...

Guardian of the children retires

By Meg Kennedy After 16-years of service, school crossing supervisor Barbara Caisley has put down her stop sign for the final time last week. Ms Caisley...

Wintery Art

By Meg Kennedy Dreams during the winter season may evoke a variety of images for many; hot soup, hot-water bottles, Ugg-boots and woodfires are just...

A class ‘Act’

By Meg Kennedy It was a journey worthy of its own narrative that led Ballan resident Bob Carey-Grieve to win the inaugural ‘Best Local Entry...

Bearded man goes back-to-back

By Meg Kennedy You could say that the competition has ‘grown on him’. Ballan local Nigel Bullamore was again crowned with the Best Beard at the...

Electronic waste ban

By Meg Kennedy The Bacchus Marsh and Ballan Transfer Stations are now among 1000 sites in Victoria to become drop-off points for old and unusable...

Writers ‘reflect what is inside them’

By Meg Kennedy What do unicorns, monsters, camping, fake news and carrier pigeons all have in common? These were just some of the story ideas conjured...

New portfolio appropriate

By Kate Taylor Re-elected Federal Member for Ballarat Catherine King has taken on a new role within the shadow ministry. Ms King has announced that...