Frankston to get its own grammar school

BY advertisement in another column, it will be seen that a Grammar School is to be established in Frankston. The Principal is Mr J. Austin, who will be assisted by Mrs Dial as preparatory mistress. T...

Safety check before warm-up

A SAFETY warning has been issued for property owners to check and maintain their fireplaces, chimneys, fireboxes and flues. The CFA says there has been a rise in the number of chimney fires from both...

Woman punched

A woman loading groceries into her car at Rosebud on Mother’s Day was punched to the head by a man who stole her handbag. The woman told police the man approached her on a bicycle in the McCoomb Stre...

Roosting birds leave their mark

BIRD droppings on the footpath under Main Street, Mornington’s trees is a daily problem for shoppers and traders – one which won’t fly away anytime soon. Despite regular cleaning by the Mornington Pe...

Search continues for diesel spill source

EVIDENCE of a “spilled substance” – most likely diesel fuel – leaking out of a drain at Safety Beach has been traced as far upstream as Rainier Avenue, Dromana, but the source has not been identified...

Hunt safe again in Flinders

LIBERAL Greg Hunt easily retained his seat of Flinders in Saturday’s federal election. Mr Hunt’s seventh win in a row helped the Scott Morrison-led Liberal National Coalition regain government for a ...

Shining new lights on sport

SPORTS ovals at Hastings and Red Hill as well as the Olympic Park soccer pitch and senior oval at Rosebud will light up in a staged program starting later this year. The grounds are among 10 sporting...

Rotary’s ‘bonanza’ of books

TABLES will be groaning under the weight of “much-loved second hand books” at Mt Eliza Rotary Club’s “book bonanza”. The books will be on 35 tables at the 1st Ranelagh Scout Hall, Butler Reserve (off...

New ideas on the future of waste

MORNINGTON Peninsula Shire Citizen of the Year Josie Jones opened last week’s waste forum with presentations from community groups, waste industry representatives and shire officers sharing ideas on ...