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Today's News

  • Oh, the pain!

    It was a calm, typically gorgeous Cedar Key day and my buddy Fred and I were fishing off Atsena Otie. We’d boated a few non-descript fish when my line telegraphed a somewhat different pull - nothing aggressive or nibbling, just a steady pulling which resulted in a small two-foot-long ray coming aboard.

    Originating from the North, where skates and stingrays also abound, I immediately ID’d this catch as a harmless “skate” and therefore clamped this nuisance between the inside of my upper thighs to keep it immobile while I unhooked it.

  • Conservation Corner - Cedar Key School and the three Rs

    Although you might think “reading, ’riting and ’rithemtic” when you consider the 3 Rs in an educational context, instead think of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Our teachers have incorporated the 3 Rs in their curriculums. Our custodians have embraced recycling whenever possible. And our administration has endorsed it all.

  • County veterans honor fallen heroes

    About 100 people gathered Sunday at the Cedar Key Cemetery to honor fallen soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guard during the annual Memorial Day Ceremony.

    Nearly all in attendance joined in as Sandy McQuitty played the guitar and sang God Bless the USA. She also performed America the Beautiful. A Williston resident, McQuitty is currently in her fourth year as President of the Ladies Auxiliary 10733 Orange Lake.

    Hosted by the Marine Corps League Tri County 1018, the memorial ceremony has grown dramatically since its inception seven years ago.

  • Recycle Paper - Save a Treeee Oh, Really?

    Premise – If you, I, lots of people use recycled paper it will save trees that would have been cut and processed for “virgin” paper.

    So, lets say that we successfully “save” one-fourth of the trees that would have been cut… what happens? Let’s see. First timber growers find way more supply than demand.

    Second, lowered demand reduces prices/profit. Third, excess inventory i.e. land is converted to higher profit pursuits like housing, mining etcetera. Finally, trees all cut to make room for progress! NO… replanting.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Two Grateful Fishermen

    Dear Editor,

  • Shark News

    Kindergarten Circus is Back!

    By Josh Berger

    Shark Contributor

    The annual kindgarten circus was back at Cedar Key last Thursday, the twenty-first of

  • Trees and hayfields? Apples and oranges!

    Dear Editor,

    As much as I dislike pointing out the obvious, there is such an inappropriate comparison given by Bruce Wilson in his column about recycling(I think that is what it was about) that I had to comment. Trees and hayfields? Apples and oranges.

  • Hastings on FCAT: “We must raise academic standards”

    FCAT results are in and they're a mixed bag, to say the least. Levy County School Board saw a report by Director of Secondary Education Patrick Wnek on the schools' grade-by-grade results in each subject, plus comparisons to state numbers, and a lead-in to the county's Deep FRI training for enhanced reading instruction.

    Wnek showed a slide of grade-level scores in reading, math and science county-wide depicting gains or losses in the last three years.

  • School board grapples with budget and job security

    The school district budget and the security of teacher positions was again top in everyone's mind at Tuesday's meeting of the Levy County School Board.

  • Sponsors and citizens alike rally around free Movies in the Park

    Last month more than 100 people brought blankets and lawn chairs to City Park at sunset for the inaugural showing of Movies in the Park. The crowd was treated to a free family-friendly feature film shown outside in the naturally beautiful theater of Cedar Key.

    As word gets out, organizers expect even more people to attend this month’s family entertainment feature film June 20 at sunset, 8:15 p.m.