Saturday, February 22, 2014
Mile Markers


Man hit by boat propeller

A man was critically hurt after falling on a boat propeller about 6:30 p.m. Wednesday near Mile Marker 80, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Robert Daigle, 37, of Fort Pierce, was helping to push a boat off a flat when he fell while pushing from the stern, reports state.

Daigle was airlifted to Ryder Trauma Center in Miami where he underwent surgery. He suffered deep cuts to his arm and shoulder, according to reports.

The 25-foot, single engine, center console boat was stuck in the flats near Bud N' Mary's Marina, 79851 Overseas Highway.


Poetry contest for kids

Monroe County students may submit poetry entries to the Robert Frost Poetry Contest for Children and Teens by March 17.

Children aged 6-12 and teens aged 13-18 may mail or drop off their poems at The Studios of Key West, 600 White St., or email them to Poets must include their name, parent or guardian's name, phone number and age. Poems may be any length, based on any subject, and be rhymed or unrhymed.

Winners will be recognized with cash awards and certificates at a reception and public reading in April.


Mosquito spray schedules

A schedule of planned times, dates and locations of mosquito spraying are available online at, according to Florida Keys Mosquito Control District.

Helicopter, plane or truck spraying is covered. The site also allows readers to put in a request for an inspector to visit an address, and find out the answer to commonly asked questions.

"We encourage everyone to take a look at their own neighborhood maps online at to have a better understanding of spray routes and schedules," the district's press release states. The district also can be followed on Facebook and Twitter at Fl Keys Mosquito.