Magpies still winless on their home turf

CRIB POINT FC  – By Jared Newton CRIB POINT went down in a nailbiter to Frankston Bombers by four points to remain winless on their home deck a quarter of the way through the season. The game e...

Blues defy conditions to notch up win

HASTINGS FNC – By Phil Stone, club president SENIORS REPORT IT was a tough day at the office. The wind out on the ground was horrendous and made it really tough to use the football. The game wa...

Eileen Francis passes away at 99

EILEEN Elizabeth Clarke was born in Somerville on 5 January, 1916 at the private hospital run by Sister Hodgins. In 1940 she married a Hastings fisherman, Norman Herbert Francis, who died in 1999.Eil...

Firefighters turn out to farewell former captain

A BIG turnout – which included a guard of honour by fire crews – farewelled former Somerville CFA captain Rodney Howard Armstrong on Saturday. Flags at the station were at half-mast and the fir...

Vandals go back to school

SOMERVILLE Secondary College in Graf Rd has again been attack by vandals. Constable Jack Henderson, of Hastings police, said a call was received at 9.15pm to report three youths “causing trouble” at ...

Dogs put the bite on Saints

HMAS Cerberus Dogs footy team hosted its second annual Pink Sports Day against a St Kilda City third division team on Saturday to raise funds for breast cancer research. Raffles, tin shakes and sales...

The shows must go on

THE Big O has survived the Big C. Entertainer-at-large John Wells, who regularly performs at venues around the peninsula as Roy Orbison in a tribute show, was stopped in his tracks by a throat cancer...

Diesels no go for Stony Point line

DIESEL trains will not return to the Stony Point rail line as a quick fix to get passenger services back up and running. Metro Trains had said diesels could have been a short-term solution while work...

Budget’s $80m blow to port

THE future of the Port of Hastings Development Authority is in doubt following the failure of the state government to refinance its operations in last week’s budget. Hastings MP Neale Burgess has acc...