Archive for June, 2012

Freedom Fest fireworks postponed

UPDATED: Goreville Freedom Fest fireworks postponed The Village of Goreville’s Freedom Fest committee announced Saturday evening that it would join Vienna and other Southern Illinois communities in postponing its firework...


Heat advisory upgraded to heat warning

The National Weather Service on Friday morning upgraded Johnson County and most of Southern Illinois from a heat advisory to an excessive heat warning. The warning remains in effect until Monday evening. The warning affects th...


IHSA announces 2012 Football Schedules

The Illinois High School Association announced the 2012 high school football schedules for its members today.  The Vienna-Goreville Eagles will host Chester Aug. 25 for its first home game of the season in Varsity Black Diamon...


Robert L. Williams

Robert L. Williams, 81, died Wednesday, June 20, 2012, in St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Robert was born in Detroit, Mich., on Oct. 24, 1930. He spent 10 proud years in the Navy as a machinist mate first clas...



Sandra Lynne Francis Smith

Sandra Lynne Francis Smith, 58, of Goreville, left to be with the Lord, her savior, on Friday, June 22, 2012, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, June 26, at 2 p.m. at the Goreville Pentec...


Earl E. Marshall

Earl E. Marshall, 89, of Goreville, died in Herrin Hospital at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012, with his family by his side. Funeral services for Earl will be held on Wednesday, June 27, at 11 a.m. at Blue Funeral Home in Go...


Family Dollar opening in Goreville anticipated

Family Dollar delivers building material to its anticipated building site at the former Walker Home Supply location at 101 Broadway, Wednesday, June 20.  The Village of Goreville and Family Dollar anxiously anticipate an openi...


Basketball Camp provides skills, drills

Goreville Basketball camp wrapped up its three-day session recently having provided skills, drills and competitive challenges for more than 40 campers at the Goreville High School gymnasium.  Competitive challenges were held t...



Transportation Bill determines dollars to Johnson County

As the countdown draws nearer to the current Transportation Bill’s expiration date of June 30, Johnson County’s stone quarries wait on the edge of their seats while members of the House debate its future and inevita...


Future Blackcats undefeated in season

Goreville’s pitcher Summar Albright chases down opposing Vienna player who decided to return to third after heading home on a ball drop by Gorville’s catcher Montanna Albright in Pony League play Monday night at the...