Two sides to every story

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) What was described as an “extremely serious matter” by police prosecution in the Bacchus Marsh Magistrates court on May...

Knit one….it’s a pearler

By Meg Kennedy Ballan’s main street is set to transform into an array of winter fuzzies for the next few months. The former ‘Black Nite...

Wildlife watch over trees

Native sculptures are the symbolic guardians of trees planted by local school children. Created by local sculptor Mellissa Beatty, the three kangaroos were installed near...

Desperate and drug driven

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Drug driven theft charges saw a young Bacchus Marsh man appear before Magistrate Gregory Robinson in the Bacchus Marsh...

Switched on energy

By Meg Kennedy A local community group has ‘switched on’ to cheaper and renewable electricity usage, thanks to a grant from a nearby wind farm. Ballan...

Handler goes national

By Meg Kennedy A young Bacchus Marsh horsewoman was awarded one of the top-spots at a prestigious national championship event in South Australia last month. Mallory...

Complex rating system

By Kate Taylor It’s that time of year again, when ratepayers try to understand how the amount they pay in rates will be affected...

Driving with no licence, twice

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) A man who proceeded to drive a motor vehicle only a few months after his licence was initially suspended,...

The grass just got greener

By Helen Tatchell The Grand Slam tennis circuit has a variety of surfaces, including clay, hard, and grass. In Moorabool one club has the Wimbledon...

Healthier choice on tap

By Helen Tatchell Thirsty? You can now save money, and the environment, with a new free drinking water fountain in Ballan. Conveniently placed in the town’s...