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Local News

  • Shark News for Jan. 12

    CKS Spring Sports

    By Sarah Bartholemy
    & Chloe Reynolds
    Shark Correspondents
        As winter sports come to an end, Cedar Key School is preparing to start its spring training.

  • Arbor Foundation offers new trees for Floridians

    Residents of Florida can ring in the New Year by receiving 5 free crapemyrtle trees by joining the Arbor Day Foundation any time during January 2012.
    The free trees are part of the nonprofit Foundation’s Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting, between Feb. 1 and April 30, with enclosed planting instructions. The 6- to 12-inch tall trees are guaranteed to grow, or they will be replaced free of charge.

  • Peppers busted; Henderson honored

    Dale Henderson is the person who said “The Garden Club should do something about the Brazilian Pepper in Cedar Key”.
    She said it in 1998.
    The Cedar Key Garden Club and local citizens have been “doing something” about Brazilian Pepper ever since she made that remark. Henderson was given a Certificate of Appreciation and a “Thank You” card from Garden Club members at the Jan. 6 kick-off of the 2012 season.

  • Life of a Light Keeper

    The Cedar Key Historical Society will kick off the 2012 Monthly Coffee Program Series on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 10 a.m., at the Cedar Key Community Center, Sixth and F Streets, Cedar Key.
    The January speaker will be Mrs. Catharine Hobday, one of the assistant light keepers who served at the Cedar Keys Light Station on Seahorse Key from 1873 until 1879. Mrs. Hobday, portrayed by Toni Collins, will entertain the audience with highlights of what early service in the U.S. Lighthouse Service was like for the lighthouse employees.

  • It’s tough being small

    The state Department of Education’s grades for high schools are out and it’s a mixed report for Levy County..
    The report card:
    • Bronson Middle/High School got a C, down from last year’s B
    • Cedar Key High School got a C, down from last year’s A
    • Chiefland got a B, down from last year’s A, and
    • Williston High School got a B, up from a C.

  • Cedar Key student wins district spelling bee

    Competition was tight Friday morning between elementary and middle school spelling champs from schools throughout the county. Eleven children competed in the Levy County District Spelling Bee, held at Bronson High School, but only one came away with the top prize and a chance to compete in Tallahassee’s Big Bend Regional Spelling Bee in February.

  • Cat shelter must reduce population

    A couple who shelter 50-70 cats at their Cedar Key home must reduce the population, pay a $150 fine, $5 court costs and return to court on Feb. 14 to show progress in remedying the associated odor and fly problems.
    Levy County Judge James T. Browning also withheld adjudication — a finding of guilt — in the code enforcement case that he heard on Tuesday.against Oliver Bauer, who with his wife Doreen shelters the cats at their Gulf Boulevard home  

  • Don’t worry — We’re alive and well, thank you

    By TOM TEN BROECK

    generalmanager@chieflandcitizen.com

    Mark Twain may have said it best when he was attributed with saying, “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.”

    For the past few weeks, readers of the Tri-County Bulletin, Chiefland Citizen, Williston Pioneer Sun News and Cedar Key Beacon have expressed concern over the lateness that these products have been arriving in their hands. Do not worry, these fine products are not going anywhere.

  • PEPPER BUSTING

    It is that time of year. If Cedar Key is to keep its lovely native vegetation, we’ve got to keep fighting the invasive Brazilian Pepper trees. The kick-off of the Brazilian Pepper (BP) season will be on Friday, Jan. 6, at 10 a.m., behind the Cedar Key State Museum.

  • Cat shelter case goes to court

    A citation for a cat shelter that houses about 75 felines at the Gulf Boulevard home of Doreen and Oliver Bauer will go to Levy County Court on Tuesday, Jan. 10.
    The issue, which first arose at a City Commission meeting in late November has spurred a rash of “Letters to the Editor” in the past month.  Neighbors complained at the commission meeting about the number of cats and the odor and flies generated by their presence on the residential property.