Archive for April, 2013

Fall at Ferne Clyffe leads to airlift

A Marion 16-year-old was airlifted from Goreville to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis Monday night after sustaining several injuries from a fall at Ferne Clyffe State Park. The hiker was conscious...


Goreville Girl Scouts garden to honor friend

Goreville Girl Scouts Troop #8661 recently completed a two-day clean up of a local garden during their Spring Break. Daisy Scouts and Brownie Scouts split up into teams to help pull weeds, plant flowers and paint a trellis in t...


Bass Team makes state for third year

The Goreville High School Bass Fishing team competed in the Illinois High School Association Lake of Egypt Sectional last week with one of its two teams weighing in with a 19.5-pound bag to place second and earn a spot in the I...


Federal Sequestration cuts to hit local Head Starts

While recent news of the ongoing federal sequestration cuts focus on the furloughs of Air Traffic Controllers this week, which has led to longer lines at airports across the nation, little attention has been given to the cuts t...



Connie Abell to retire from SouthernTrust

SouthernTrust Bank’s Connie Abell is set to retire May 3, after helping the growing business open its doors in 2005. Abell said she continues to be blessed with grandchildren and this “exciting part of her” life gave caus...


Lady Cats back in action after rain delays

April 22 vs. Galatia-Thompsonville After last week’s game at Johnston City, as well as the O’Fallon tournament were rained out, the Goreville High School softball squad returned to action on Monday with a 12-0 short game wi...


Blackcats defeat Trico

April 22 at Marion The Goreville High School baseball team lost at Marion, 2-1, in a non-conference contest on Monday.  The loss puts the Blackcats season record at 9-7. Goreville took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third when S...


Commissioners to hold public forum in Goreville on fracking

The Johnson County commissioners voted Monday at a regularly scheduled commissioners meeting to hold a public dialogue forum on May 8, at the Goreville High School cafeteria on the subject of hydraulic fracturing. According to ...



K-n-K Kitchen shuts down

While no official statement has been made by the owners of K-n-K Kitchen in Goreville, a sign posted on its front door Wednesday announced, “Closed, Sorry, We Tried” and was signed, “Shorty.” “Shor...


Area Masons visit Head Start for Child Identification Program

Masons from Vienna and Cobden were at the Goreville and Vienna Head Start facilities this past week to put together child identification packets for the Illinois Child Identification Program sponsored by the Freemasons of Illin...