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Today's News

  • The good life

     

    Eleven-month-old Baylee Wisor enjoys a slice of watermelon on the beach in Cedar Key on a recent sunny afternoon.

    The weather this weekend promises to be just as sunny. 

  • Helping them on their way

    Susan Rosenthal, Cedar Key Woman’s Club President, presented a check to Janeice Smith and CKS Principal Darby Allen surrounded by the 5th grade students.

    The donation will help offset the cost of the Cedar Key Safety Patrol’s trip to Washington, D.C.

  • Warm weather is a challenge

    Hello everyone. We have a big week here in lil' 'ole Cedar Key. Independence Day is always a good time in the key: lots of folk, lots of fish, lots of flashing lights and lots of family time – all great reasons to spend time near the Gulf Coast and with the key- life-way of thinking.

  • Dealing with that difficult person

    By Bob Denny
    My friend’s blood pressure jumped to 160/110! He told me he thought he was going to explode! It was a serious clash with a dominating supervisor. That was one of the most painful and challenging times of his life! It hurt so bad that he took a month off of work. With some helpful counseling, he worked out a good solution with the employer, and was able to return to his job and stay on until a happy and successful retirement. (His supervisor was transferred and given appropriate training on “management skills.”)

  • CRACKER COWBOY: The Guy Thompson Affair (Part 1)

    A couple of years into my cowboying in Marion County I got a call from a man who was living on the Castro farms, northwest of Ocala on Highway 27. He told me he managed the cattle operation for Bernard Castro and he had heard that I was day working and had some good dogs. He had a similar arrangement with Castro that I had with the Double F Ranch out at Moss Bluff - we could day work on the side on our own time.

  • CRACKER COWBOY: Bad cows with bad horns

    The Double F at Moss Bluff in Marion County was like about every other ranch I ever worked on; it had one or two bad cows that would go out of their way to hook your pants off. Once we identified them, we made it a practice to tip their horns, so they couldn’t do as much damage.
    One time while receiving cattle from Dixie County for the Perry Brothers at the Baseline cow pen at Belleview, one of the semi-drivers told us to watch out for a little scrub cow and don’t turn your back on her. She had killed a horse back in Dixie County.

  • Fishing heating up in Cedar Key

    Hello everyone. I hope everybody has a great Father’s Day weekend planned. The weekend is gonna be hot, but nice. Those little heat showers may be an issue but the mornings will be good to go, I feel.
    Our water temps are rising and the grass flats are growing back really nice. Some of our spots for trout have grass a few feet deep. That’s awesome to see, because a month ago they were still behind on growth. 


  • Fishing report: Cap'n Danny

    Hello everyone, hope all is well and y’all are getting to enjoy the weather this week –  it’s darn close to perfection. The fishing wasn’t far from the same.
The conditions haven’t changed much over the past few weeks – the water temps have risen to high 70s. But, the brown water is still here and not going anywhere soon.

  • Gov. Scott includes Levy in emergency declaration

    Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday morning included Levy County in a long list of Panhandle and Big Bend counties in an emergency declaration. 

    Scott's action came as a storm front that dumped up to 13 inches of rain and caused high winds in the Panhandle moved toward the area bringing with it lightning, high winds and rain. According to National Weather Service, the front is slow moving and will bring rain to the area which is already experiencing high water levels. 

  • CRAKER COWBOY: The Reynolds Steer

    In the late 50s, I was living in the Ocala national Forest in an area between the Oklawaha and the St. Johns River. My great-grandfather, Anderson Roberts, homesteaded there when Florida was still a territory. I was working cattle as a day worker, buying and selling a few cows and anything else to make a buck. A couple of the local cowmen, Ray Martin and Billy Holly, told me about a big steer that Mrs. Reynolds wanted to sell.