BP is on the move

By Meg Kennedy A confusing email has sent regular BP customers into a panic as the Ballan Westbound and Eastbound petrol stations on the Western...

Guardian of the children retires

By Meg Kennedy After 16-years of service, school crossing supervisor Barbara Caisley has put down her stop sign for the final time last week. Ms Caisley...

Third time…..unlucky

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) Illicit drug use and then jumping behind the car wheel was not the smartest thing to do and turned...

“We don’t need an incinerator to reduce our landfill.”

Dear Editor, Waste to energy is a nice green way to say giant incinerator. Once this machine/plant gets going you can pump in just about...

Wintery Art

By Meg Kennedy Dreams during the winter season may evoke a variety of images for many; hot soup, hot-water bottles, Ugg-boots and woodfires are just...

Feisty court appearance

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) An agitated and angry 53-year-old man attended the Bacchus Marsh Magistrate’s court in a dishevelled state to contest multiple...

A class ‘Act’

By Meg Kennedy It was a journey worthy of its own narrative that led Ballan resident Bob Carey-Grieve to win the inaugural ‘Best Local Entry...

Bearded man goes back-to-back

By Meg Kennedy You could say that the competition has ‘grown on him’. Ballan local Nigel Bullamore was again crowned with the Best Beard at the...

Accused admits to not making smart decisions

By Caitlin Bewley (2nd Yr Swinburne Uni) “Kidnapped and bashed” was a man’s ultimate reasoning when caught by police driving intoxicated on a busy Bacchus Marsh...

Electronic waste ban

By Meg Kennedy The Bacchus Marsh and Ballan Transfer Stations are now among 1000 sites in Victoria to become drop-off points for old and unusable...