Archive for April, 2012

James H. Shellnutt, Jr

James H. Shellnutt, Jr, 52, of Goreville, passed away on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at 5:26 PM in Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah,KY as a result of a car accident. It was Mr. Shellnutt’s heroic decision that his viable orga...


Consolidation, elimination proposed by Quinn

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is looking at a proposal to consolidate 20 ISP communication centers down to four, putting a call center in Ullin on the chopping block in another budgetary maneuver proposed by Gov. Pat Quinn lo...


Summer temps allow early start to hiking season

    Cincinnati, Ohio native Josh Gordon, 25, made his way through Goreville Monday on his way west to Fort Collins, Colo. after starting out from his home nearly three weeks ago and hooking up with the River-to-River ...


Goreville students participate in Traffic Safety Days

The Goreville drivers of tomorrow spent Friday afternoon attending the fourth annual Williamson County Traffic Safety Days held at the pavilion in Marion. Students between the ages of 15 and 16 who are about to start driving or...



Blackcats baseball week 3 roundup

March 31 vs. Carterville The baseball Blackcats picked up a 4-2 win over Carterville last Saturday at Goreville. Junior Dayton Tripp pitched the complete game for the victory. The Cats were ahead 1-0 after three innings. They m...


Truman Merriman Jr.

Truman Merriman Jr., 81, of Goreville, died on April 1, 2012, surrounded by his loving family. Funeral services were held at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville on Tuesday, April 3, at 1 p.m. Mr. Merriman was born on Aug. 5, 1930, t...


State Commission holds hearing on Tamms closure

Illinois state officials sit before the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability panel at Shawnee Community College Educational Center in Ullin Monday afternoon to argue in defense of Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal ...