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Today's News

  • Eagles get revenge on Green Wave

       It was, at times, brutal. Other times, it was inspired.
       But in the end, Bronson came out of their battle with Daytona Beach Father Lopez with a narrow 8-7 victory last Friday night.
       The victory served as a revitalization for the Eagles, who now set their sights on a tough Bell program Friday.
       It was also a complete turnaround from last season, when Father Lopez topped Bronson, 27-22, in another close matchup.

  • Levy Cup stays at home

       “We have a bunch of freshman and sophomores and we just keep trying to get better every game,” said Chiefland Head Coach Jim O’Neal before the game. “We are still working on the discipline thing with the young players. We still have several players out tonight as a part of the discipline thing,” O’Neal said.
       The only bright spot in the 66-0 loss to the Williston Red Devils Friday night at Booster Stadium, was a stoppage of an extra point try by the Red Devils midway through the fourth quarter of the game.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ritter celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Harvey and Pat Ritter of Bronson will celebrate their 50th anniversary Friday, Sept. 24.
    The couple was married Sept. 24, 1960 at Ebenezer Methodist Church in Havertown, Pa. in a double wedding with the bride’s sister and her husband, Carol and Don Hughes.
    Mrs. Ritter was a homemaker while her children were growing up. She later was a florist, worked as a receptionist and retired this year from the Levy County Health Department.

  • Jones-Jinario to speak vows

    Terry and Jenny Jones announce the engagement of their son Jake Jones to Felicia Jinario.
    The couple will be married Oct. 9.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Joe Crane to celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

      Joe and Lois Crane of Williston will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 29.
    The couple was married Sept. 29, 1950. They are members of the First Methodist Church of Williston and have four children Linda Parrish, Joey Crane, Julie Crane and Lori Brown.

  • Get ready to rodeo this weekend

    By Poppy Moe
    Special to the Pioneer
    Every year the rodeo is different: different contestants, different livestock and different entertainment.
    We are always glad to see our regular favorite cowboys and cowgirls return to Williston for the Annual Rodeo, but it is never the same.
    A common question is, “What can we expect when we come to the Rodeo?''
     The answer is “Expect the unexpected!”

  • Iron Man

       George Munsell will tell you he  was born in Miami in 1939 then he’ll fast-forward to the time, 14 years later, when he would deliver papers on his bicycle then stop at the liquor store to get the coins he was paid with turned into bills.  
       One day the liquor storeowner told George’s dad, “I’m going to make that boy a jockey when he’s 16.”  His dad was fine with the idea.

  • McCormick tapped for FFA Hall of Fame

      Fenwick D. “Mac” McCormick, Williston High School graduate and former agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at his alma mater, will be inducted into Florida FFA’s Hall of Fame during an Oct. 4 ceremony in Haines City.
       McCormick joins four other inductees who are being honored for their contributions in making Florida FFA one of the premier youth leadership organizations in the United States.

  • Hastings says district cannot meet state goal

       During his closing remarks at Tuesday's School Board of Levy County meeting, Superintendent Bob Hastings voiced his support for changing the state's class-size amendment.
       Hastings said that there was "no way" the district could meet the amendment's requirements this year, which means the state could impose penalties that could total in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    "There's no way we're going to meet it 100 percent," Hastings said. "One size does not fit all."

  • Child Safety Day is Saturday

       The Ornan Masonic Lodge in cooperation with the Williston Police and Fire Departments, Levy County Sheriff’s Office and Safe Kids of North Central Florida will be on hand helping to make our community safe place for children during Child Safety Day, Saturday, Sept. 25.
          Food, games, live entertainment by Southbound featuring Natalie Green and the Magic Man are planned. Every family that participates will receive a FREE Child ID kit, which unlike any other Child ID kit can be updated every year as your child grows and changes.