Local News

  • Cedar Key School’s Class of 2012

    Front row, from left: Jessi Robinson, Claire Brown, Courtney Daniel, Miranda Fanelli, Caroline George, Jenny Bierman and Miranda Haire. Back row, from left: Stephen Bainbridge, Gary Spain-McIntyre, Brandon Register and Steven Smith. More scenes from Cedar Key’s graduation can be found on Pages 8 & 9.

  • Cedar Key and community praised in hurricane exercise

    At 55 miles per hour, the wind is strong enough to tear down power lines, tree branches and material from homes and businesses. The debris is blocking access along key roads into the city. Homes have flooded. Power and utilities are out. People are taking shelter in schools. Looters have hit several homes, and emergency workers— police, fire and EMS—even if they could get inside the city, are not allowed to be out in such high winds.
    This was the scenario presented at the Cedar Key Community Center May 24 as part of a hurricane tabletop exercise.

  • Shark News for May 31

    Farewell banquet brings
    fond memories

    By Sarah Bartholemy
    Shark Correspondent
    “The Junior/Senior Banquet went out with a bang!” said Junior Class Vice President, Chloe Reynolds. The event took place at Cedar Key’s very own Island Room, beginning with a house salad followed by the main course of shrimp scampi, pork or chicken and vegetables.

  • Time to get ready: 2012 National Hurricane Preparedness Week

    By Major P. May

    Region IV Administrator

  • Hurricane, Hazardous Waste day Friday in CK

    The City of Cedar Key will be hosting its annual Drive-In Hurricane Day on Friday, June 1, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cedar Key City Fire Station on First Street.
    That same day, from 8 a.m. until noon, the city will be hosting its Household Hazardous Waste Day at the marina parking lot in front of the fire station.

  • Everything you wanted to know about Medicare, but were afraid to ask

    How does Medicare work? What Part D Plan saves me the most money? Where do I find supplemental insurance rates? How does my employer’s insurance work with Medicare? Are there any programs to help pay for my Part B premium? Any programs to help pay my drug costs?
    Come see SHINE,  a volunteer program with the FL Dept. of Elder Affairs, for your answers.Call, 1-800-262-2243 for assistance.Or, come in to either of the following scheduled visits

  • Repairs to No. 4 bridge to begin

    The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) is scheduled to begin a project on State Road 24 to repair and protect the Number 4 Bridge (Havens Creek), two miles north of Cedar Key this week.
    The project calls for cleaning and inspecting all 18 bridge supports and repairing any areas where the concrete is damaged. Cathodic protection will also be added to the concrete foundations.

  • Road named for Cedar Key veteran

    It took nine years, one detour in the state Legislature, a half-hour of talking, and then, just a moment to unveil the sign naming a stretch of State Road 24 in memory of Brian R. Buesing, a Cedar Key native who died in the opening week of the Iraq war in 2003.

  • Congratulations graduates

    There will be 11 graduates honored in ceremonies on Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m. in the Cedar Key School gymnasium.

    Not pictured: Gary Spain-McIntyre

  • Aquaculture group bound for capital

    The Cedar Key Aquaculture Association will join a group of University of Florida scientists this summer and travel to the nation’s capital to educate Smithsonian Folklife Festival-goers about the importance of water.