Ken McDonald with one of the erected plaques in the Coimadai Avenue of Honour. Photo – Jessica Howard

Final touches to Avenue

By Jessica Howard The installation of 129 name plaques has begun at the Coimadai Avenue of Honour, marking the near end of the WWI memorial. Coimadai...

Court in action

By Steven Barnes and Jessica Howard A 24-year-old woman found in possession of stolen goods, methamphetamine and cartridge ammunition has been condemned by a Bacchus...
MAKE IT A GOOD FRIDAY - Little Emeliah Roberts with mum Tjanna and Bacchus Marsh Lions club members who are raising money for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal (L-R) David Atterbury, Tim van de Poel, Ralph Fletcher and Terry Sytema. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Gift that may grow

By Jessica Howard For little Emeliah Roberts, Easter means much more than chocolate eggs. The one-year-old suffers from severe scoliosis and skeletal dysplasia, resulting in short...
New mum Brooke Grey and baby Zoey with Mayor Edwards at the new Maternal Health area inside the hub. Photo - Helen Tatchell

Award for early years facility

By Jessica Howard It’s been just three months since the Darley Early Years Hub opened its doors, but the local community centre has already taken...
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Lite to ignite kaleidoscope of fun

By Jessica Howard  Ballan will be seen in a different light this month as fluorescent art and decorations transform the facades of over 30 shopfronts. Black...
WestWind Commercial Operations Manager, Marla Brauer looks over the plans with Member for Buninyong Geoff Howard. Photo – Damien Wieland

Minister blows wind, not smoke

By Kate Taylor It came with the headline ‘new jobs breeze into the Ballarat region with wind farm approval’ – but the media release on West Wind Energy’s...

Grassroots sport declines

By Jessica Howard Country football and netball clubs may face the final siren as they struggle with a lack of players and shrinking populations. In the...
Operation gun safe – Constable Andy Goel and James Peterson from Bacchus Marsh police with confiscated weapons. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Firearms must be safe

By Jessica Howard Local police are urging gun owners to be vigilant in keeping track of and storing their weapons. Ballan Officer in Charge, Sergeant Michael...
Bag snatcher Cherry Waterbury with fellow actors (L-R) Leon Newton, Bruce Carboon, Herman Jansink and Eric Daws. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Caught in the act

By Jessica Howard It’s been two decades since the Bacchus Marsh Players performed at the local public hall, but they’re ready to get the show on the road again. The...

Avenue fatality

By Jessica Howard A Bacchus Marsh man has fronted court following a fatal crash in the Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour. Paul Smith appeared in the...