Ballan Jockey Club President Billy Smith with Catherine Moon

Ballan strikes gold

By Helen Tatchell  The sport of king’s holy grail is coming to Ballan. Worth close to $200,000, the iconic 18-carat gold 2017 Melbourne Cup will visit...
Peter Shilton with artist Anuradha Patel

Art show paints the picture

By Kate Taylor Even if you don’t consider yourself to be an oil painting, you could win an oil portrait at this year’s Bacchus Marsh...
Bacchus Marsh band APES

Beat ramps up for APES

By Jessica Howard After four-years in the making, indie-rock quartet APES have dropped their highly anticipated debut album. The band, previously hailing from Bacchus Marsh and...
Pamela Broad and Heather Linsdell, with Andrew Freeman (CEO DjHS), have each been volunteers for 55-years. Photo – Helen Tatchell

110-years volunteering

By Jessica Howard Heather Linsdell and Pamela “Margaret” Broad have donated more than half-a-century each to Djerriwarrh Health Services. The two Bacchus Marsh residents have been...
(L-R) Toni Lane and Louise Webb with their gold medals. Photo – Jessica Howard

Weight lifted from their shoulders

By Jessica Howard Bacchus Marsh has not one, but two, gold medallists in its midst. Toni Lane and Louise Webb have returned home from the 2017...

Successful appeal for killers sentence

By Jessica Howard The reduced jail sentence handed to the convicted killer of Springbank war veteran Ken Handford will be appealed in the High Court. Jonathon...
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Project delays carryover

By Kate Taylor There’s a bit of budget shuffling at council to cover the cost of projects yet to be completed. The May 3 council meeting...
President Bacchus Marsh RSL Cherrison Lawton at the memorial seat that depicts Rupert Moon VC, Kathleen Rogers and William West MM and was designed by Mark Gilliland (left); constructed and donated by (right) Mick Horan (Rossco Engineering) Photo – Helen Tatchell

Never to be forgotten

By Helen Tatchell Michael Madden is the Author of ‘The Victoria Cross - Australia Remembers’ book. A unique coffee table compilation comprising of all 96...

Murder trial begins

By Jessica Howard The trial for a man accused of murdering missing 46-year-old Keith Foggin is expected to span over three-weeks. Christopher John Trotter appeared in...
Youth Award winners with Moorabool Mayor Cr. David Edwards. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Our talented youth

By Helen Tatchell As a direct result of the 2013-2016 Youth Strategy, Moorabool’s Youth have been acknowledged. The third Youth Awards were held by Council at...