Local News

  • City’s health insurance going up

    The addition of 11 employees to the city’s employment books is proving to be beneficial, at least when it comes to providing health insurance to its employees, the Dunnellon City Council learned at its Aug. 3 workshop.

  • Major memories

    Story by Phil Knapper -- Special to the Riverland News

  • City must match grant; applies for funds

    With the deadline less than a week away, the Dunnellon City Council on Monday approved the final measures necessary for the city to seek a $650,000 Community Development Block Grant.

  • Woman found shot to death

    A 50-year-old Ocala woman was found shot and killed Wednesday morning in front of her house in the Lake Tropicana area, which is slightly north of Dunnellon.

  • Police: Men had meth in possession

    A 38-year-old Inglis man faces nine charges, including possession of methamphetamines, possession of methamphetamine precursor chemicals and five counts of possession of anabolic steroids. Terry L. Arnold also faces charges of driving while license suspended — habitual offender — and possession of drug paraphernalia.
    His passenger, Sean W. Wilder, 30, of Crystal River, is charged with tampering with evidence, possession of methamphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia.

  • Clipping queens

    With a growing family, a rising cost in prices and a $200 a month budget for groceries and other household supplies, Tonya DeRose knew she had to change the way she shopped and how she spent her money.
    The mother of two took a direct approach to the problem, she learned about couponing.
    And the rest, as they say, is history.
    “Two years ago, I became a stay at-home mom after having our daughter,” DeRose explained. “We couldn’t afford daycare, so I had to make my own money, that’s where coupons came into place.”

  • Local woman to offer class about couponing

    Tammy Raulerson wants others to know the feeling she gets when she saves her family a bundle by using coupons.
    So she’s going to the extreme, but not the extreme of the television show, “Extreme Couponing.” The mother of two will begin offering an extreme couponing class, a three-week session at the Woman’s Club of Dunnellon at 11756 Cedar Street in Dunnellon. Each class will last one hour and the cost for the three-week session is $30.

  • Full-moon fever

    If you streaking lights zipping through the sky in the coming weeks, it’s not because a meteor shower or UFOs are descending upon Dunnellon.

  • ‘National Night Out’ Tuesday

    Once again, the Dunnellon Police Department will hit the streets in effort to reach the community.
    And for the second straight year, the men and women in blue are asking the community to join them as the Dunnellon Police Department participates in the National Night Out, which will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 2.
    The event will kick off at Ernie Mills Park where law enforcement officials will great citizens before canvassing Blue Cove, Dunnellon Heights, The Granada, the Historic District and Vogt Springs.

  • Far East invasion

    More than 30 Chinese youth, ages 10 to 12, as well as several instructors arrived in Dunnellon on Wednesday, July 20. They spent much of the day on the Rainbow and Withlacoochee rivers, seeing the sights and sounds of the wildlife.
    After their river tour, the students met their host families at Dunnellon Christian Academy. On Thursday, they hosted a formal welcome celebration with an old-fashioned American supper — a potluck dinner.