Today's News

  • Cedar Key Tides for the week of Jan. 26

    Day High Tide Height Sunrise Moon Time % Moon
    /Low Time Feet Sunset Visible

    Th 26 High 3:07 AM 3.5 7:24 AM Rise 9:12 AM 7
    26 Low 9:41 AM -0.2 6:05 PM Set 9:33 PM
    26 High 3:53 PM 3.3
    26 Low 10:00 PM 0.3

    F 27 High 3:48 AM 3.2 7:24 AM Rise 9:44 AM 13
    27 Low 10:08 AM 0.0 6:06 PM Set 10:27 PM
    27 High 4:18 PM 3.3
    27 Low 10:39 PM 0.3

  • Three Florida panthers die in early 2012; after 24 deaths, 32 births in 2011

    Florida panthers are off to a rough start in 2012, with three deaths documented by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Last year, 24 Florida panther deaths were recorded, but FWC biologists also observed 11 radio-collared females giving birth to 32 panther kittens. Overall, the known number of newborn panthers in 2011 appears to have offset the known number of panther deaths.

  • ‘Big Redfish R Us’

    Welcome folks to this week’s edition of Big Redfish R Us.
    As I stated in my last column, we would see some warming trends  and along with warming trends would bring a fancy Redfish bite. I was saying that big Redfish were the target and that I would expect to have some great photos of them in this week’s edition of Big Redfish R Us.

  • Shark News for Jan. 26

    Get ready, and get
    excited; it’s Homecoming

    By Taryn Epperson & Montana Beckham
    Shark Correspondents
    Homecoming week is always a smash hit for the Sharks. Every day is something different to get the players ready and excited for Friday’s game. Shark Pride was the theme for this week.

  • Fund established for Tuck memorial

    Individuals interested in supporting the Kathleen Tuck memorial educational display on the horseshoe crab in Cedar Key City Park can send donations to “Memorial Fund for Kathleen Tuck” at the Drummond Community Bank in Cedar Key or by purchasing shadow boxes with crab molts (shells) available for sale at Deja Vu, 589 Second St., Cedar Key. Proceeds from the sale of the shadow boxes will help pay for the panels.

  • 26th spaghetti fund raiser set

    “This is our 26th annual Spaghetti Dinner, and it promises to be the best ever,” said Jane Moore, President of the Cedar Key Woman’s Club.
    Every year the Woman’s Club serves around 200 spaghetti dinners, and this is its biggest fund-raiser of the year.

  • Trauma affects Air Force vet

    By Daniel J. Vance

  • Editorial toon for Jan. 26
  • Today in Levy County History

    In 1927, two local newspapers, The Williston Sun and The Levy County News joined forces to print a LEVY COUNTY DEVELOPMENT EDITION profiling local businesses and their contribution to the economy.
    One of the featured businesses was the Montbrook Crate Company. The company employed 80 workers making it a community prosperity feeder with its payrolls.
    At that time, Montbrook thrived on one industry, the Montbrook Crate Company. The company was organized in 1924 when J.T. Flowers, the present owner, bought all the stock in the old Montbrook Veneer & Basket Company.

  • CK Women’s Club hosting fund raiser for Fisher House

    The Cedar Key Women’s Club is fundraising for the Gainesville Fisher House.  Fisher House is a home away from home that will be built near the VA Hospital in Gainesville.  Many other states have a Fisher House, but this facility will be a place to stay for our veterans and military families receiving care at the Gainesville VA.  It will be 16,000 square feet, complete with bedrooms and living areas and kitchens on the neighboring property to the VA.  It will be available to those receiving medical care in the nearby VA facility.