Barry Gaukel

Started my photojournalist at age 14 with the prestigious “Mustang News” (Gardner Jr. High newsletter). I spent 25 years as a Firefighter/Paramedic for the City of Lansing, retiring to the Keys in 2006 with my wife Lori to open Shady Palm Art Gallery & Photography in Marathon.


Marathon hosted Key West and Coral Shores in their first home cross country meet of the season. The Lady Fins Rain Banks crossed the finish line blocks ahead of the competition with the top three finishers all Marathon. In the boy’s division Marathon brothers Jonathon and Owen Pitchford placed...

MHS players practicing on the field

The Marathon High School football team has started practice in preparation for its home opener on Friday, Oct. 2. With a roster of more than 30 players, head coach Mac Childress is looking forward to this season.

RAISING THE BEAM – Hospital construction moves forward

Fishermen’s Community Hospital hosts a small celebration as the last beam of the hospital is lifted into place on June 10. The hospital was destroyed by Hurricane Irma and is being rebuilt at the same site. Speakers included hospital CEO Rick Freeburg and Jay Hershoff, Fishermens & Mariners Hospital...