Charles D. Best

Charles D. Best “Charlie”, age 97, of The Villages, Florida, and formerly of Johnson City, New York, passed away on May 22, 2017. Born in Versailles, New York to Ernest and Helen (Freville) Best, he was the oldest of three children and was predeceased by his two siblings, Marcelle Corah and Frank Best. Mr. Best […]

Everett Edward Foster

Everett Edward Foster

Everett Edward Foster, 77, of The Villages, FL, passed from this life on Sunday, May 21, 2017. Born in Trenton, NJ, he was the son of the late Everett Russell Foster and Edna (Drenguba) Foster. A loving and dedicated husband and family man, Everett is survived by his wife, Doris Ellen (Trankley) Foster; three children, […]

Judith Margaret Rogers

Judith Margaret Rogers, 73, passed from this life Monday, May 22, 2017. Born in Cleveland, OH, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Julia Bauer. Judith was a registered nurse. She retired form Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH, after 22 years of service. She moved to The Villages with her late husband of […]

Dorothy E. Murch

Dorothy E. Murch

Dorothy E. Murch, 89, Tavares, FL, formerly of Fruitland Park, FL, passed away on May 21, 2017, in Lake Mary, FL. Mrs. Murch was born on April 18, 1928 in New York to her parents Joseph J. and Margaret M. Glatthaar. She was a former Secretary for the Catholic Diocese of Rockville Center in Long […]

Villager gets his third lifetime hole-in-one

Jim Roorbach

Jim Roorbach of the Village of Sunbury got his third hole-in-one recently on Hole # 2 of the Jacaranda Nine of Cane Garden Country Club. Have you recently gotten a hole-in-one or enjoyed some other local sports triumph? Share your news via Don’t forget to attach a photo to your email.

Summerfield man accidentally shoots hand while cleaning pistol

Marion County Sheriff's Office

A 29-year-old Summerfield man accidentally shot himself in the hand while cleaning a pistol at his home on Monday afternoon. Marion County Fire Rescue and Marion County sheriff’s deputies responded to the home located on SE 58th Court after the man accidentally shot his hand while cleaning a .45-caliber Taurus pistol. The man’s father was […]

Nelson warns Trump budget would eliminate all Amtrak service in Florida


President Trump’s proposed budget released Tuesday would eliminate all Amtrak service in Florida, U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson warned. The proposal cuts funding for Amtrak’s long-distance routes, which includes all three routes in Florida. It would also stymie ongoing efforts to restore service in Florida’s Panhandle and along the Gulf Coast. “This just doesn’t make sense,” […]

Rudolph Alfred Martin

Lt. Col. Rudolph Alfred Martin, USAF, Rtr, 96, of Oxford, FL, passed away Sunday, May 21, 2017. Mr. Martin was born August 28, 1920 in Rock Creek, OH to Fred and Johanna (Brandt) Martin. He began his military service in the Army Air Corp during WWII and also served during the Korean War retiring from […]