Archive for July, 2012

Blackcats Volleyball tryouts Aug. 8

Volleyball coach Abbey Fischer announced Wednesday that the High School Volleyball team tryouts are scheduled for Wednesday, Aug 8, starting at 8 a.m. with practice to follow until 11 a.m., continuing from 1-4 p.m. the same day...


Blood drive scheduled for Aug. 13 in Goreville

American Red Cross announce blood donations are at lowest levels in 15 years The American Red Cross recently announced its schedule for an upcoming blood donation opportunity in Goreville while at the same time urging donors to...


Birthday Bill, Now & Then

Goreville life-long resident and raconteur Bill Kelley laughs as the jokes pass around the table Monday morning in Delaney’s on Broadway.  Kelley celebrates 92 years today having been born July 25, 1920.  For some years now...


Forby continues to fight to keep Tamms open

When news of Gov. Pat Quinn’s proposal to shutter Tamms Correctional Center could result in a number of its inmates getting sent to other states, State Senator Gary Forby, D-Benton, wasted no time in issuing a press release M...



Vennetta Maze to retire after 30 years with Regions

For as long as she can remember, Vennetta Maze has been sending birthday cards to family, friends, co-workers and others she has come to known, afraid to count or calculate the number the list has grown to today. Maze, who cele...


Goreville schools approves boiler/HVAC replacement

Goreville Community Unit School District #1 announced its progress in replacing out-dated heating and cooling units made possible through a recently received grant. In a statement issued Tuesday, the school said that the curren...


Fracking finds opponents in Johnson County

Author’s note: In the course of writing this article, outside of those interviewed for the story, nearly 100 percent of the people I’ve spoken to this past week regarding the issue of Fracking have never heard of the proces...


Auctioneer Jon Simmons selling

How about $1?

More than 100 people were in attendance for the real estate sale of Ned and Mary Lou Durham of Goreville Saturday, July 14, as auctioneer Jon Simmons worked through the property starting first with houses at 121 East Hale Stree...



FSA announces emergency CRP release

Southernmost counties eligible Reprinted with permission from the July 16 edition of Farm Week Thirty-seven counties, primarily in Southern Illinois (see map), were approved Friday for emergency use of Conservation Reserve Prog...


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Jr. High girls softball tryouts scheduled July 30

The Goreville Schools’ athletics recently announced tryouts for Jr. High Lady Blackcats softball scheduled for July 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 at Goreville Village Park.  The tryouts are “closed to players only.” Jr...