Son stabs father – appears in court

By Jessica Howard  A Greendale man who allegedly tried to kill his father with a knife will remain in custody following a brief appearance in...

Get your ‘game on’

By Jessica Howard It’s game on for local children and families as Moorabool Shire Library Services prepare for the annual Summer Reading Club. The...

VANDALS destroy 100-year old trees

Five magnificent trees, some more than 100-years-old, have been illegally cut down in an act of vandalism at Lerderderg State Park. Parks Victoria is working...
Bacchus Marsh Train Station Photo - https://railgallery.wongm.com

Moorabool commuters ignored

By Kate Taylor Whether plans for the Ballarat line are on-track or off-the-rails, they have certainly had people talking. Federal Labor Minister Anthony Albanese met with...

Police hunt cigarette thieves

Police are seeking to identify two men in relation to the theft of over $1,400 worth of cigarettes. The males attended Foodworks Supermarket in...
Mary Moore, committee member of the Victorian branch of CBCA hands a book to 5-year-old Gurshaan to take home and read. Photo – Jessica Howard

Books give the best start

By Jessica Howard Moorabool’s youngest readers can enjoy some of their favourite stories thanks to a generous donation of books. The Children’s Book Council...
(L-R): Lee Brooker, Chris Stuckey, Jane Fraser (SES) and Peter Ellerton (Rotary) are ready for the Christmas tree fundraiser. Photo – Jessica Howarad

Tree-mendous fundraiser

By Jessica Howard With the festive season fast approaching, two local community groups are getting in the spirit of Christmas. Bacchus Marsh Rotary Club and...
Playgroup mum’s Jayne Oliver and Alissa Slatter with children (L-R) Leigh, Chloe, Owen and Emily, and the trophy the not-for profit group won (Ms Oliver holding). Photo – Jessica Howard

Number 1 playgroup

By Jessica Howard St Andrew’s Playgroup is the 2017 Regional Community Playgroup of the Year. The Bacchus Marsh playgroup was presented the prestigious accolade at...
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WOOL THEFT ARREST

Police have arrested a man following an investigation into a series of alleged wool thefts in Melbourne earlier this year. A 47-year-old man from Bacchus...
Dr John Ballard Photo - DjHS

Minister reappoints hospital administrator

By Jessica Howard The administrator of Djerriwarrh Health Services has been reappointed until 2020. Doctor John Ballard was initially appointed to oversee the Bacchus Marsh...