Archive for September 26th, 2012

Walker Home Supply building brought down

The Walker Home Supply building was demolished today to make way for a new Family Dollar parking lot and business, which is slated for construction later this fall.  Dozens of people were out on Broadway watching the demoliti...


Goreville water rates to increase for October

The Lake Egypt Water District announced Tuesday morning that its rates for the billing period beginning in October will increase $1 per every thousand gallons used passed the minimum. In Goreville the rates for 1,500 gallons-or...


Goreville Schools maintain programs despite cuts

As Southern Illinois public schools face another rounds of cuts in state aid, losing as much as 11 percent for the 2012-13 school year, Goreville Schools continues to fight to maintain programs already cut at many other rural s...


Rural Health opens its doors in Goreville

Rural Health, Inc. maintenance supervisor Jack Thornton works with Bo Bennett (off camera) to put up a temporary sign Tuesday morning indicating that Rural Health in Goreville is now seeing patients.  Rural Health said it is ...



Merl Dean Lilly

OTTAWA – Merl Dean Lilly, 81, of Ottawa passed away Friday, September 14, 2012 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center. There will be no services per Mr. Lilly’s wishes. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery in Justice, Illin...


Vienna-Goreville football records most win in its history

The Vienna-Goreville varsity football team used big plays to notch a 45-18 win at Elverado-Trico last Friday night. The victory gives the Eagles a 4-1 record and marks the most wins in a season the program has had since V-G beg...


Jr. Blackcats win regional championship game

The Goreville Junior High baseball team won the regional championship by defeating Cobden 16-6, last Friday. The win puts the Junior Cats into the state tournament at Pinckneyville, with their first game set for this Saturday a...


Lady Cats shutout Bulldogs to earn regional title

The Goreville Lady Cats Softball team defeated the Jonesboro Bulldogs 10-0 in five innings to win the 2012 Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Regional Championship at home Friday evening. The Lady Cats ad...



Dixie Terry – News From Here & There: Sep. 26

Fall arrived right on schedule, and with typical cool temperatures, making for good sleeping and comfortable days for getting out and about. Come out to a Fazoli’s spaghetti dinner this Friday, September 28, 4-8pm, at the...


Blackcat Volleyball competes in Trico Tourney

The Goreville High School volleyball squad competed in the Trico invitational tournament last week. On Tuesday, the Lady Blackcats defeated Marissa-Coulterville 21-17, 21-10, then lost to Steeleville in three sets, 9-21, 21-18,...