Around Ararat Today: July 15

Weather:

Cloudy today and some patchy rain, which will be extending throughout the morning. We are heading for a top today of nine degrees - FREEZING!

Top Stories:

Fugitive child sex offender caught in Ballarat toilet

Burras have last laugh over Rats

Corrections Victoria recruiting for prisons

Pacific Hydro calls for fund allocation panel

Pic of the Day:

Ararat’s Peter and Nell Marshall celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Friends and family gathered to celebrate the Diamond anniversary and the couple are pictured here cutting their anniversary cake. Picture: PETER PICKERING

Ararat’s Peter and Nell Marshall celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Friends and family gathered to celebrate the Diamond anniversary and the couple are pictured here cutting their anniversary cake. Picture: PETER PICKERING

Quote of the Day:

"The next two weeks are going to determine our finals' campaign" - Ararat Rats' joint-coach Andrew Louder following the team's loss on the weekend.

Trains:

Today is the final day coaches are replacing trains between Melbourne and Ballarat. Trains will continue to operate between Ballarat and Ararat/Maryborough. Ballarat trains will no longer stop at North Melbourne station from July 16. 

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