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...

Accused admits to not making smart decisions

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) “Kidnapped and bashed” was a man’s ultimate reasoning when caught by police driving intoxicated on a busy Bacchus Marsh...

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...

Switching ball codes

By Meg Kennedy She might have started her sporting journey on the netball courts, but Bacchus Marsh student Lilli Condon is fast becoming one of...

This girl did

By Helen Tatchell Jack Judge sang “It’s a long way to Tipperary”, but it is a much longer slog on the Camino in Spain. At 73-years...

A ton of mums

By Jane Gardner A popular Mother’s Day luncheon has been a major fundraiser for the Wallace & District Kindergarten for an impressive 36-years. Each year,...

Don’t judge a book by its cover

By Meg Kennedy A debut author’s picture book has been published in England, but its beginnings stem back locally. Ballan resident Heather Anthony’s debut book ‘Mouse...

Shovel ready project

By Meg Kennedy A new shed and training facility for the Bacchus Marsh SES is now one step closer to becoming a reality, with the...