100-birthday wishes

By Meg Kennedy It could be hard to believe that just three years ago the future of Ballan RSL was uncertain. But the local Returned Services...

Caring for our aged

In the past, media reports nationally paint a disturbing picture about Aged Care workers, but it is a lot brighter closer to home. Aged Care...

Jumping hurdles in career

By Meg Kennedy A young rider’s next venture is set to appear on television screens. The 2019 ‘Jumping Young Rider of the Year’ award recipient and...

Victim beaten ‘black and blue’

By Meg Kennedy A Darley man who allegedly imprisoned, raped and repeatedly assaulted a woman is contesting the allegation that he had sexual intercourse without...

Actions “shocking and incomprehensible”

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Magistrate Gregory Robinson described a young father of two as a “loose cannon that needs to be contained” when...

Tammy takes opportunity

By Meg Kennedy A local volunteer has celebrated her decades-long commitment to helping the Bacchus Marsh community. Tammy Gillespie, a fifth-generation Bacchus Mash resident, recently celebrated...

Like yourself – it’s all about you

By Meg Kennedy In an age of social media, the issue of body image has become even more topical among young people. The Butterfly Foundation reported...

Top notch new technology

A new $8 million STEM centre is set to prepare Bacchus Marsh College students for the technology age. Minister for Education James Merlino and Member...

A round of applause for Ballan CWA

Dear Editor, I just want to send big bouquets to the ladies of the Ballan CWA on their mid-winter bush dance. What a fantastic...

Improving river health

By Meg Kennedy Thousands of native plants are set to be planted across East Moorabool river, making part of a project to improve the native...