Managing Director (WW) Neil Brennan (left) with WW staff member and CFA member Neil Smith. Photo - WW

Don’t be a drip, be prepared

By Jessica Howard Western Water has reminded Bacchus Marsh residents to consider their water supply in preparation for the bushfire season. Graham Holt, Western Water’s...

Alternate energy sources rise from the valley

By Jessica Howard The majestic and mammoth wind turbines protrude out of the Yaloak valley, like the sun rising each morning; and they are...
Sam from MSC Library Service at Ballan with Alice and a can of donated food. Photo – Jessica Howard

Swap a fine for food

By Jessica Howard Moorabool library members can erase their overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items back into the community. The Ballan and Lerderderg Libraries will...
Balliang East Saddler Brian Luke, presents winning jockey Brandon Stockdale with the handmade saddle he donated as part of the prize. Photo – Helen Tatchell

Saddling up winning jockeys

By Jessica Howard This year’s Ballan Cup winning jockey won more than just bragging rights at the annual Ballan Jockey Club races. Brandon Stockdale, who rode...
Mum watches Anthony and sons Nathan and Thomas with Rowsey, a newborn camel calved in the Rowsley Valley. Photo – Jessica Howard

New ship of the desert docks

By Jessica Howard If you see a baby camel hanging around Moorabool - don’t worry, it’s not a mirage. A female calf was born...

Tasty Tatalia triumphs

By Jessica Howard A drop from St Anne’s Winery has taken home a top award at the annual Saint Martin Heathcote Wine Show. The Tatalia...
Three-year-old, Breana Zois was diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome at birth Photo - supplied

Syndrome needs awareness

By Jessica Howard At just three-years old, Breana Zois is one of 4,000 children born with DiGeorge syndrome each year. The syndrome, otherwise known as...
After 32-years of volunteering, Dawn Lewin can relax at home in her backyard. Photo – Jessica Howard

St Dawn retires

By Jessica Howard In 1985, Dawn Lewin popped into the Bacchus Marsh St Vincent de Paul Op Shop to buy a white collared shirt and...

Giving is in their nature

By Jessica Howard It was a hard choice deciding who would take out this year’s Ballan & District Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Award. So hard,...
Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell is the new Mayor of Moorabool Photo – Helen Tatchell

Déjà vu for new Mayor

By Kate Taylor Central Ward Councillor Paul Tatchell has been elected Mayor of Moorabool Shire Council, with East Ward Councillor John Keogh elected as...