A budget to help the community

By Helen Tatchell It’s a big build budget that won’t include the construction of a pool and, will also have an overall rise in rate...

“Bacchus Marsh isn’t the only town in Moorabool Shire”

Dear Editor, Could someone please point out to Cr Dudzik that Bacchus Marsh isn’t the only town in Moorabool Shire? Her comments regarding the budget (MNews...

Warmth for the body and soul

By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni) Quilts have been delivered to the aged care residents at Ballan District Health & Care to brighten up a...

C’mon, ‘Bacchus-up’

By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni) In these uncertain times, community-based food relief program Bacchus Up to Pay it Forward (BUTPIF) has relaunched to assist...

Delbridge counting on Christo’s strength

By Gerard Guthrie Ballan greyhound trainer Mark Delbridge says Christo Bale’s chances in this Saturday’s Group 1 KCR Pet Transport Maturity Classic (525m) hinge on...

Bank invests into the community

By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni) Since 2011, Ballan & District Community Bank has operated with the needs of the community in mind. From local...

Back in the day

Dear Editor, Windfarm Power Line In the 1980s the Victorian Government, through the State Electricity Commission (SEC), decided to upgrade the Newport Power station. This project...

Compassion for victim of violence

By Caitlin Bewley (3rd Yr Swinburne Uni) A woman feared her safety may be compromised if she reported her ex-partner as the complainant in a speeding...

Princess honour

By Lachlan Ellis (3rd Yr Deakin Uni) Keeley Johnson is one of only two recipients in Australia awarded The Diana Award in 2020, and she lives...

Dirt dug on past

By Helen Tatchell It has taken a backhoe, a crowbar and a fair bit of elbow grease to remove a thick layer of concrete housing...