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Death unites community spirit

By Jessica Howard Over $10,000 has been raised for the family of a young father who died in a fatal car accident on the way...
Ben and Sherri-leigh Land with the ashes of their stillborn daughter, Emerikus that were saved in the fire that destroyed their home. Photo – Jessica Howard

Ashes saved in fire

By Jessica Howard An 18-year-old Darley resident has jumped into a raging house fire to save the ashes of his late little sister. Nicholas Land...

Deadly drink-driver nearly four times over legal limit

By Jessica Howard The driver accused of killing 22-year-old Gisborne man Hayden Kloppers was nearly four times over the legal blood alcohol limit, a...

Australia Day in Moorabool

By Kate Taylor You can’t get much more Australian then scorching heat, a barbecue breakfast, and Father Bob Maguire Australia Day festivities for Moorabool are set...
Bacchus Marsh Magistrates' Court Photo - Magistrates' Court of Victoria

Court safer to attend

By Jessica Howard Security at Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s Court has been tightened, with handheld scanning wands, roving patrols and escort services for vulnerable people.  The security...
Photo - Helen Tatchell

Ballan chosen as the meeting place

By Kate Taylor Starting from February, all Moorabool Shire council meetings will be held in Ballan. February is the first Ordinary Meeting of Council for 2018,...
Polo in Ballan is known for its great spectator quality, with high energy and fast paced matches. Photo - Helen Tatchell

National Polo Day

By Jessica Howard Polo fans will still have the opportunity to celebrate Australia Day in Ballan, despite Geelong giving the public holiday event the boot....
Shawn Lee is the Director of Allied & Community Health at BDH&C Photo – Helen Tatchell

Damning NDIS report slammed

By Kate Taylor Ballan District Health and Care CEO has blasted the Moorabool News over last week’s (9 Jan) story on the lack of NDIS service...
Tom and Lorraine Keene, now both deceased, with a photo of them both participating in the Priscilla High Tea event; with Lorraine coming up with the 2018 BAF theme shortly before her death. Photo – Leone Fabre.

Dream comes to life

By Jessica Howard The precious life of Lorraine Keene will be celebrated at this year’s Ballan Autumn Festival. Lorraine lived in Ballan with her late...
Betty Bridgewood with the plaque honouring her late brother Gordon Dawson

Memorial plaque returned to Honour

By Jessica Howard A long-lost plaque honouring a fallen World War II soldier from Coimadai has been found. Private Gordon Dawson first joined the 2/29th Infantry...