New rain reader sought

By Lachlan Ellis After more than 45 years, Ballan’s official rainfall reader is passing on the torch – or rather, the rain gauge – to...

Cup win a delight

By Michael Howard (HRV) Max Delight has produced a stunning turnaround to win the Pryde’s EasiFeed Victoria Cup, nabbing Australia’s leading pacer King Of Swing...

Keeping the mouse out of the house

There is a warning from a Federal Minister - Mouse numbers could rise again this spring; Farmers should be alert for signs of increased...

Check home pool and spa barriers

The call is out to prepare for the summer pool season, as toddler drowning rates spike to a four-year high. To read the full story...

Indoor stadium a step closer

The construction of a multipurpose indoor stadium in Bacchus Marsh, as part of the Taverner St Sports Precinct development is going out for tender,...

Phone scams hit record figures

If you’ve been noticing an increase in dodgy text messages and calls to your mobile phone, you’re not alone – Scamwatch is reporting a...

Groundskeeper honoured

By Lachlan Ellis A long-serving cemetery groundskeeper, who was a friendly face to many visiting their loved ones, has been honoured with a memorial bench...

Opportunity to replace unsafe, to safe

A new trial program from VicRoads will see young drivers offered $5000 to replace their old, unsafe cars – but spots are limited. To read...

Hazard tests for learners now online

The process of getting a driver’s licence has been made trickier by the COVID-19 pandemic, but learner drivers will now be able to complete...

Library, playground – funds sought

By Lachlan Ellis Council will apply for State Government funding for two major projects, after the motion to apply for the funding was approved unanimously...