Support your local volunteer firefighters

Glades County is in the midst of dry season with a lot of vegetative ”fuel” left over from Irma. The Ortona Volunteer Fire Dept – along with Ortona Community Association and Glades County Public Safety – is sponsoring a meeting on Monday, Feb. 26 at 7-8 p.m. at the Ortona Community Center, 2086 Ortona Locks […]

Cane Grinding Festival set for Feb. 3 in Ortona

ORTONA — The Ortona Volunteer Fire Department invites the public to the 39th annual Cane Grinding Festival on Saturday, Feb. 3 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Larry Luckey Ortona Indian Mound Park located at the entrance west of the Ortona Cemetery on State Road 78 West. The festivities includes arts and crafts, […]

New Year’s Eve fire destroys home

  ORTONA — The LaBelle and Moore Haven Fire Departments responded to a structure fire of a mobile home located in River Oaks Subdivision in Ortona on New Year’s Eve night, Dec. 31 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Deputies from the Glades County Sheriff’s Office were at the scene of the fire. The home appeared to […]