Archive for July, 2013

Peach harvest exceeds expectations

Eastman Orchard opens for a week of You Pick to handle its excess peaches Eastman Orchards opened its orchards to “You Pick” recently as it was contending with an over abundance of ripening fruit. “With all of the rain we...


IDOT hosts first open house for I-66 Corridor project

The Illinois Department of Transportation held its first open house for its I-66 Corridor project at Shawnee Community College in Ullin last week as more than 200 people filled the school’s gym to get a peak at what might be ...


Camper rollover on I-24

A one vehicle accident occurred Friday shortly before noon involving a pickup truck pulling a camper heading north on I-24 just past mile marker six.  Goreville police and Johnson County Sheriff’s department personnel re...


Goreville graduate attends Constitutional Academy in DC

Goreville High School 2013 graduate Nathan Carrington recently returned from Washington, D.C. after spending a week in the nation’s capital attending the Constitutional Academy sponsored by the Bill of Rights Institute. Carri...



Jury returns Grant to Big Muddy

A trial case for Buncombe native James E. Grant came to a close Thursday with the jury deliberating for approximately 90 minutes before declaring that Grant remained a sexually dangerous person. According to court documents, Gr...


Not closing, not for sale

Rebecca Simmons sits quietly reading Robert Liparulo’s “Watcher In The Woods” while waiting for customers at Goreville’s Tropical Sno.  Owners said recent rumors have circulated causing customers to believe the busines...


Paul Dean Howard

Paul Dean Howard, 76, of Centralia, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Nature Trail Health Care Center in Mt. Vernon. He was born the son of William & Lena (Hess) Howard on December 31, 1936 in Cypress, IL. He married ...


Rueben J. Throgmorton

Goreville-Ruben John Throgmorton, 100, passed away at 6:18 pm on Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Ruben was born on July 13, 1913 in Grassy Township, Illinois to John and Fletta (Goodman) Throgmort...



Eric A. Taylor

Eric A. Taylor, 53, died at 12:13 a.m. Sunday, July 21, 2013, at his residence. It was Mr. Taylor’s wishes to be cremated. Blue Funeral Home in Goreville is in charge of arrangements.


Public meeting to discuss I-66 Corridor set for next week

The Illinois Department of Transportation continues work on the planning of Interstate 66 with a public information meeting to be held in Ullin on Wednesday, July 24. A 66 Corridor feasibility study began earlier this year and ...