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Today's News

  • Another crop of Master Gardeners ready to grow

    Gardening is a hobby that helps folks relax and be at one with nature.

    There is a deep satisfaction in helping and watching plants grow to fruition.

    Some are into arranging flowers and shrubs for aesthetically pleasing purposes. Some love to grow their own vegetables and fruits.

    The learning curve continues an upward swing for hobbyists who yearn to gain more knowledge about how to get the most out of their green endeavors.

    Books and Internet are major tools.

    Those who hunger for even more knowledge can attend classes.

  • Levy Schools addresses sex education void

    BRONSON–With temptations abounding for today's young teens, a special School Health Advisory committee decided its about time Levy County tackled the sometimes touchy subject of sex education.

    Carol Jones, the schools, Tech Prep Coordinator who headed up the committee, saw the handwriting on the wall.

    "Teen pregnancy is up in the county and sexually transmitted diseases are also on the rise in the 15-19 age bracket," she said. "We felt it was time to address the issue."

  • Softball, baseball practice begins

    The way the weather's been, you're ready to go ice fishing one week and swimming the next.

    The new year means one thing to high school softball and baseball coaches across Florida – time to get out the gloves, bats and balls and start practicing.

    Chiefland High softball took to the field for the first time Wednesday. Veteran coach Wayne Weatherford was lucky to have some nice weather for his girls to work out in.

  • Bronson tops Chiefland again

    As the Bronson Eagles took a commanding lead at home last Saturday night against the visiting Chiefland Indians, it appeared that fading taillights might be the only glimpse the Indians would get of their hosts.

    As it happened, the Indians went from down 19 early in the second quarter to four points out early in the fourth, on the way to the Eagles' eventual 48-38 win.

    Bronson racked up a commanding 16-2 lead in the first quarter, led by C.J. King's five points and Terrance Dukes' four.

  • American ex-POW marks 63rd anniversary of capture by Germans

    Sitting comfortably at his dining room table in his home west of Chiefland, 83-year-old Raymond O. Knisley Jr. spoke on Dec. 31, 2007 about a life-changing event that happened to him on Dec. 31, 1944.

    New Year's Eve 1944 was 63 years ago, but Knisley remembers being captured by German soldiers during World War II -- like it was yesterday.

    It was about 2 a.m. on Jan. 1, 1945 when the Army private heard small arms fire, he said.

  • Working better for you in 2008

    The staff of the Chiefland Citizen is committed to serving the people of Levy County and the surrounding area in the most professional, courteous manner possible.

    To strengthen that commitment, we offer some tips that will help you help us fulfill our promise in the year ahead,

    1) If you need coverage of an event, please give the editor at least a week's notice to verify reporter availability. Too often requests are made on too short notice and no one is available.

  • Interim Bronson Chamber president wants to pay old debts

    BRONSON - The Bronson Chamber of Commerce is in a rebuilding phase following the exodus of immediate past president Bob Levesque, who is now considered to be "an inactive member" by the new leadership.

    Interim Chamber President Cameron Asbell said the first thing he wants to do is to "get things straightened out financially."

    Asbell said he accepted the position as interim president during the Christmas holiday.

    "I heard that we are $3,000 in debt," Asbell said. "He (Levesque) is supposed to give us a list of who we owe and what is owed."

  • Indians take two of three

    BRONSON –Things didn't start out so great for the Chiefland High boys in the Bronson Holiday Tournament, but Mark Lundy's Indians regrouped and finished strong.

    After getting spanked by Middleburg in its first game, Chiefland came back and won two consolation games to place fifth out of eight teams.

    In Saturday's game for fifth place, the Indians polished off Melbourne-West Shore, 51-44.

    The victory brought Chiefland?s record back to the .500 mark at 7-7.

    Lundy said he was pleased with the effort and improvement his team has shown this season.

  • Gent finishes super year with Owls

    Cortez Gent, a 2005 Chiefland High graduate, finished up an outstanding football season at Florida Atlantic University.

    Gent, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver for the Owls, was instrumental in FAU's finest season ever.

    The Owls finished up 2007 by playing in their first bowl game ever –the New Orleans Bowl. The Owls played Memphis on Friday night, Dec. 22.

    FAU defeated the Tigers, 44-27, to finish with a record of 8-5.

    This was only the seventh year of football at FAU.

  • So this is what going nuts means

    I have almost 200 pounds of black walnuts, some riding shotgun in my car and some weighing down the trunk.

    Problem is, I don't know what to do with them.

    How I came to acquire so many was a bad communication gap.

    Sometime around Thanksgiving, Tom called to say he and future son-in-law Brett were raking leaves and had a difficult time because of all the %^$#! black walnuts.

    "Black walnuts!" I exclaimed. "I would love to have some for baking. Save me some and when I come up Christmas, I'll get them."