Archive for November, 2012

Wanda Lou Thurman

Wanda Lou Thurman,  77, died on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012, at Herrin Hospital. She was born Feb. 11, 1935 in Tunnel Hill, the daughter of Noah and Esta (Boner) Johnson. Wanda attended the New Salem Missionary Baptist Church in h...


Betty J. Terry

Betty J. Terry, 85, of Goreville passed away at her home on Monday, November 19, 2012. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 1, from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Pentecostal Church on Route 37, just north of Goreville....


Robert Allen Ferguson

Robert Allen Ferguson, 64 of Goreville passed away on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at his home at 10:30 PM with friends and family by his side. Funeral services will be held at Blue Funeral Home in Marion on Saturday, December 1...


Lady Cats 2-0 with victory over Eldorado

The Goreville High School girl’s basketball team improved its record to 2-0 last Thursday with a 64-46 win over Eldorado, in a game at Goreville. The Lady Cats were ahead 36-25 at halftime, but Eldorado narrowed the gap to 43...



Softball slugger signs with Murray

Goreville Blackcat Senior Taylor Odom recently signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her softball career at Murray State University.  Odom has been a four-year starter for the Blackcats’ softball team playing both t...


Lake of Egypt in need of recovery; conservation urged

As the Midwest continues to recover from one of its worst droughts on record, Southern Illinois is still on the dry side and the levels at the Lake of Egypt are yet in recovery. While Illinois’ October statewide average preci...


Goreville Scouts still collecting for Ministerial Alliance

Members of the Ministerial Alliance were busy Monday morning unpacking and organizing like-items on their shelves in preparation for the Annual Christmas Bazaar, this, on the heels of a busy Saturday that oversaw the collection...


Pat Swieca

Pat Swieca, 70, of Buncombe, died at 9:50pm Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 at her home. She was born on July 20, 1942 the daughter of Archibald “Jack” Macabee and Nellie Maxine “Sue” (Bronstad) Macabee. She married Mitchell Sw...



Lisa Cheryl Lynn Kerley

Lisa Cheryl Lynn Kerley, age: 46 years, a resident of Johnston City, IL passed away Sunday afternoon November 18, 2012 at 4:08 p.m. at the Herrin Hospital in Herrin, IL. Lisa was born November 25, 1965 in Sikeston, MO. She was...


Chad Wayne Meyers

Chad Wayne Meyers, 30, of Goreville passed away during a coal mining accident on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 4:05 A.M. Funeral services for Chad will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Blue Funeral Home in Gor...