Inspirational youth of Hendry County: Jarrod Willis

A LaBelle teen, Jarrod Willis, received an invitation to attend the 2021 Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. The invitation was a result of a youth leadership forum he attended in Atlanta last year. Knowing the trip would be an expensive but worthy experience, this 14-year-old immediately got to work. He quickly formed his plan to […]

New youth group focuses on community service

LABELLE – The Kid’s Club of LaBelle is a local youth group for children ages 8-18 that meets twice monthly. The first meeting of each month focuses on community service, and the second is a “fun day.” The group was inspired by fallen Officer Julian Keen, and his own project, The Gentleman’s Club. “The dream […]

Body found in Port LaBelle Marina

Early morning on Thursday, July 2, 2020, a body was spotted floating in the water near Port LaBelle Marina docks, in Glades County. Port LaBelle Marina’s manager, Peter Sullivan, called law enforcement to report the body as soon as he noticed the body in the water.  The Glades County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Fish & Wildlife […]

Local pizzeria pays it forward

LABELLE – In a time when businesses are struggling, especially restaurants, due to the complications surrounding the pandemic, one of LaBelle’s favorite local Italian eateries made a decision from the heart. Sal Cal Pizza, announced that they would donate 100 percent of all their sales on Saturday, June 27, 2020, to the memorial scholarship that […]

Update on the 11-year-old girl found dead in LaBelle home

LABELLE – An 11-year-old girl was found dead in a LaBelle home on the morning of June 30, 2020, according to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. At a duplex located on E Lincoln Ave. in LaBelle, a mother called 911 after finding her daughter dead in their home. The landlord reported the tenants were an […]

11-year-old girl found dead in LaBelle home

LaBelle, FL – An 11-year-old girl was found dead in a LaBelle home on the morning of June 30, 2020, according to the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office. Following information discovered during a warrant on Tuesday, deputies continue to investigate her death. Results of toxicology reports and findings from the Medical Examiner are pending. Investigators have […]

Antiques and more, new shop gets ready for grand opening

LaBelle – This & That Antiques and More will hold their grand opening Wednesday, July 1, 2020, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The new antique and gift shop also houses The Sister’s Boutique, which offers graphic tees, jeans, shoes, earrings, and other cute and trendy items. The mother and daughter team behind the new […]

Hendry county resident wins $5 million with scratch-off ticket

Clewiston – Residents of Hendry County have been shocked to find that their friend and neighbor, Jorge Mederos, bought a winning scratch-off ticket from a Publix in Tampa for $20 that awarded him one of six top prizes of $5 million. Due to their COVID-19 precautions, Florida Lottery Headquarters and district offices are closed, so […]

Hendry racing heats up once again

Some fun and exciting racing was happening on the “Southernmost Dirt Track in the USA” again this weekend. With dirt flying, wheels spinning, and fans cheering, the pandemic has nothing on this action packed race park.  “What a great night to get out and soak up some gas fumes and good ole Hendry county dirt!” […]

LPA and regular City Commission discuss rezoning, LDRC program

LABELLE – At the LPA meeting a Public Hearing was held regarding proposed Ordinance 2020-10: Bryan W. Paul Family LLLP, represented by Dan DeLisi, AICP, requested approval of a Planned Unit Development (PUD) Rezone of the 61+/-acre subject property, to allow for the development of 400 multi-family dwelling units, private on-site recreational amenities, and supportive […]