Rotary President Phil McBean and four-year-old Nevaeh, who received her Let's Read book at her 3.5-year-old check-up at Darley Early Years Hub.   Photo – Jessica Howard

Reading into the future

By Jessica Howard The future is bright for young Moorabool children as a popular literacy program is funded for a further two years. The Let’s...
Dr David Llewellyn will serve Ballan District Health and Care for another five years

Doctor commitment

By Jessica Howard Doctor David Llewellyn will continue to serve the Ballan community for another five years. The general practitioner started his full-time position...
David Steele with the original local newspaper (The Express) story to get a radio station in Bacchus Marsh. Photos – Helen Tatchell

The original DJ

By Jessica Howard It’s been 32-years since David Steele founded the voice of Moorabool. Apple 98.5FM was first aired in October 1986 (then 94.7FM),...

Chop for charity

By Jessica Howard It was only three years ago that Mark McDonald’s grandmother Mena was diagnosed with Vascular Dementia and Alzheimer’s. The 83-year-old’s memory is slowly...
Robyn Lavery with an Angel Gown made from a donated wedding dress. Photo – Jessica Howard

Resting in peace

By Jessica Howard Robyn Lavery is one of hundreds of volunteers who convert old wedding dresses into tiny gowns for babies who die from...
Paul Hogan, Daniel Duhovic, Tung Lo

Mother of murdered Bacchus Marsh man speaks in court

By Jessica Howard The mother of Paul Hogan found out about her son’s brutal murder while watching the 11:30am news, a court has heard.  A...

My life at Lady Northcote

By Jessica Howard Eric Goldspink was just nine-years-old when he gained 150 new brothers and sisters. Born in England, he was placed in an orphanage...
Geoff Camm with a framed picture of William Shakespeare Photo – Jessica Howard

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none”

By Jessica Howard Prepare thyself for an introduction into the worketh of William Shakespeare. A new course run by the University of the Third Age...
SPACE FOR YOUTH - (L-R) Katie Curwood, Elyk Morganleheny and Thomas Alkemade.  Photo – Jessica Howard

Youth have 22 good reasons

By Jessica Howard Young people in Moorabool now have access to an exciting new space. Studio 22 officially opened over the September school holidays, with...

TRAFFIC ALERT

By Jessica Howard  As the construction of the new Halletts Way interchange nears completion, pedestrian access across the bridge will be closed. From Monday October 16,...