Archive for May, 2012

Dixie Terry – News From Here & There: May 30

Although summer has not officially arrived, we have been given a preview of what is to come, with 90-degree temperatures and no rain for awhile. Get prepared for a long, hot summer. Congrats to all the Blackcats for their succe...


Juanita Parks Kelley

Juanita Parks Kelley, 90, of Goreville, died at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Funeral services for Juanita were held on Friday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at Blue Funeral Home in Go...


Blackcat baseballers end season with regional trophy

May 26 vs. Shawnee – Sectional Championship The baseball Blackcats had their season come to an end last Saturday as they lost a close contest to Shawnee in the Marissa Class 1A sectional championship game, by the score o...


Lady Cats heading to State

Goreville Lady Cats shut out Mulberry Grove 14-0 May 28 vs. Mulberry Grove – SIU Super-Sectional Goreville’s Lady Blackcats softball team defeated Mulberry Grove 14-0 Monday to win the SIU Class 1A super-sectional...



Lady Cats shut out Cobden, win second straight regional title

May 19 vs. Cobden – Regional Championship The softball Lady Blackcats captured their second straight regional crown by shutting out Cobden, 7-0, at Elverado last Saturday. Goreville had advanced to the title game by defe...


Blackcats win eighth straight regional title, head to sectional

May 19 vs.Crab Orchard – Regional Championship The baseball Blackcats won their eighth straight regional championship by defeating Crab Orchard 6-0 last Saturday, at Goreville. The win moved the Cats into the Marissa sec...


Goreville volleyball experiences first letter of intent athlete

Goreville Blackcat Rhiannon Pyle (center) signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at McKendree College Monday morning in the High School gymnasium while her family and coaches looked on. Goreville Volleyball Coach Abbey Fi...


Goreville Concrete loses truck due to accident

Illinois State Police District 22 reported a single vehicle crash of a cement truck belonging to Goreville Concrete that occurred May 17 at the Johnson/Williamson County line. According to the report, “A cement truck, driven ...



Dixie Terry – News From Here & There: May 23

And the rains came! Just in time, so I didn’t have to rise at dawn and water all the accumulated plants that need a daily drink. Lots of events are underway, so grab your datebook and take note. On Saturday, May 26, Tree ...


Commissioners reconfigure Dry Systems’ tax abatement

The county commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which it was decided to rescind the action taken on May 7 concerning an abatement provided to Dry Systems Technologies for five years and a new motion was...