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Bell and Trenton Graduations to be held May 21, 22 at School’s track

The Gilchrist County School District announced last week that graduation from Bell and Trenton High Schools will be held as planned on May 21 in Bell and May 22 in Trenton. Both graduations will begin with a processional at 6 p.m. Citizens are invited to line the main street of both Bell and Trenton to take part in the processional ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Schools to be closed for remainder of the school year

The Gilchrist County School Superintendent Robert Rankin stated on Monday, April 20, that all Gilchrist County Schools will continue distance learning through the rest of this school year. Principals will be in contact with students over the next few weeks on closing out the 2019-2020 school year. They will address picking up personal items that may be a the schools, ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Students Participating in Home Instruction During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Janet Bradley With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic across the state of Florida, Gilchrist Schools are providing a method for students to continue their instruction.  School closures were mandated by the state until May 1, and at that time the situation will be reevaluated as to whether students will return to their schools or continue their instruction from ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair sells 376 Market Animals

The annual fair sale was held last Wednesday following a busy three weeks of SRF events. Grand Champion Swine exhibited by Caroline Martin of Trenton Middle FFA had a sale weight of 280 pounds. The hog sold for $27.00 a pound and the buyers were: Long’s Fencing, Robbie and Tracy Lee, Gene and Darlene Higginbotham, Sanchez Farms, Mike and Jill ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Youth Fair and Livestock Show rolls on

Alaina Brown has Grand Champion Fat Steer Steer Judge Chandler Adkins, Show Superintendent Scott Mills and Alaina Brown of Trenton Sr. FFA. Alaina’s steer weighted 1280. Rieley Beauchamp of Chiefland FFA had the Reserve Grand Champion. Full Story »

Gilchrist does well in the Fair Creative Life Skills Show

Gilchrist County has four out of six Best of Division winners at the 2020 Suwannee River Fair Creative Life Skills Show. Molly McKenzie of Wilcox 4-H Club won the Best of Division for Foods with her Pecan Pie Muffins. Savannah McCoy won the Photography Division Best of Show. Savannah is a member of Trenton Sr. FFA. Savannaha gave this description ... Full Story »

Mitchell and Hodge have Reserve Champions at Home Grown Steer Show

The Suwannee River Fair held it’s annual Homegrown Steer show on Saturday, March 14. The Fat Steer Grand Champion was exhibited by Rieley Beauchamp of Chiefland FFA.  Rieley’s steer was in Class 3 and had a show weight of 1310. Trenton’s own Briar Mitchell of Trenton Sr. FFA had the Reserve Champion. Briar’s steer was from Class 4 with a ... Full Story »

Gilchrist Youth doing well at the 2020 Suwannee River Fair

Many local 4-H and FFA members were busy over the weekend at the annual Suwannee River Fair and Livestock Show and Sale. The Rabbit Show was held on Friday evening, March 6. Gilchrist County 4-H Cloverbuds had lots of entries in the show. During the Horse Show Briar Langford of Eastside Explorers 4-H Club won the Junior Showmanship, Jr. Speed ... Full Story »

Suwannee River Fair Dog Show lots of fun for young Gilchrist 4-H dog owners

Saturday was a day filled with a great deal of obedience, agility, and showmanship at the annual Suwannee River Fair Dog Show. The annual Dog Show had lots of entries this year with some twelve students participating in the event. The Obedience part of the show had three winners in the Basic Category, they were Cameron Colbert who took first ... Full Story »

Trenton FFA Alumni Cake Auction a big success

Sweet cakes were well appreciated at the FFA Alumni Cake Auction on Friday evening at the Trenton High auditorium. When area auctioneer Daniel Jerrels took the last bid, a total of $6,100 had been raised. The Alumni raise funds each year by holding events like the cake auction to financially support the FFA students.  These funds are used when students ... Full Story »