Archive for February, 2013

New bill proposes regulations on horizontal hydraulic fracturing

On the heels of previous legislation proposed to ban high-volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing in Illinois for up to two years, a new bill entered last week proposes to “regulate” the practice and require a permit with ru...


Goreville Elementary to present musical Cinderella

Shows held Friday, March 1, Saturday, March 2 The Goreville Elementary School is prepared for its upcoming musical performance of “Cinderella,” which will be presented at Goreville High School gymnasium this weekend with a ...


Blackcats claim regional title, most wins at 26-4

Last Saturday, the Goreville High School boys’ basketball team won the Zeigler-Royalton Class 1A regional championship by defeating the host Tornadoes, 75-43.  The victory moved the Blackcats into the Hardin County sectional...


Johnson County State workers to join in strike if called for

Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s office and the state’s largest union, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, re-entered talks Monday afternoon to continue negotiations on contracts that AFSCME said ha...



Lady Cat first to earn top honors

Lady Blackcat senior Alison Webb has become the first Goreville basketball player in the program’s history to be named 1st Team All-State by both the Associated Press and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association.  Webb wa...


Shawnee Pride Concert at SCC

Johnson County Junior High School band members joined students from throughout the Shawnee Community College district to perform in the Ninth Annual Shawnee Pride Concert held in the Edward M. Smith Center last week. The Shawne...


Zip line tour operator opens in Southern Illinois

“Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly like a bird between the trees,” he said, describing a sensation of weightlessness while zipping by rock bluffs under a canopy of colors.  “This is about as close to th...


Edith M. Buttrum

Edith M. Buttrum, 86, of Eureka, IL and formerly of Goreville, IL, passed away at 5:02 am on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at her residence. She was born on September 3, 1926 in Madison County, TN a daughter of Mark and Bertha New...



Lady Cats fall in OT at Salem Super Sectional

The season ended for the Goreville High School girl’s basketball team at the Salem Class 1A supersectional last Monday night.  The Lady Blackcats lost in overtime to Cowden-Herrick-Beecher City, by the score of 70-57.  Gore...


Blackcats claim BDC West title second year in a row

Last Saturday, the Goreville High School boys’ basketball team won its second consecutive BDC West conference title with a 69-51 victory at Chester.  The Blackcats were unbeaten in conference play with a 12-0 record and have...