Archive for September, 2013

FBI warns of Grandparent Scam

The FBI’s Springfield Division issued a press release this week warning of a scam that targets grandparents, saying they have noticed “a resurgence” in Southern Illinois of callers identifying themselves as gr...


Commissioners approve ballot initiative for electrical aggregation

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which they passed an ordinance by a vote of 2-to-1 to place on the March ballot a question regarding electrical aggregation. Electrical aggregatio...


Railing work completed on Broadway

Goreville welder Alex Knight works on installing railing last week as part of the Safe Routes to School project, which brought wheelchair access to downtown Goreville as well as construction of a path to connect W. Collins St. ...


Goreville FFA places 3rd in SIU Horse Judging Contest

Goreville FFA had two teams that competed in the SIU Horse Judging Contest held at the SIU Equine Center Sept. 6, 2013. Ashten Martin, Madison Walters, Gracie Snell, Montanna Allbright and Makanda Phillips (pictured above, left...



Harrisburg church to host Homecoming Gospel Choir

The Dorrisville Baptist Church in Harrisburg is set to host the 80-member Homecoming Gospel Choir with a concert Sunday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. “This great evening of southern gospel music, which captures all of the excitement an...


Art Club promotes Blackcats athletes

Goreville Schools Art Club members Shelby Baggett (left) and Taylor Martin join Art Director Carlene Miller (not pictured) in hanging football and volleyball senior plaques on light poles downtown Goreville Monday evening.  Ar...


Goreville’s Seavers sets record in V-G 54-8 victory over Hamilton County

By Mike McGinnis In high school football action last Saturday, Connor Seavers set a new team record with four touchdowns and Will Dahmer added two more to lead Vienna-Goreville to a 54-8 win over Hamilton County at Vienna. The ...


Blackcats narrowly defeat Eagles in Pink Out match

By Mike McGinnis Last Monday night, the Goreville High School volleyball squad defeated Vienna in a close match at Goreville in three sets, 24-26, 25-19, 25-23. In the opening set, the Lady Blackcats built a 14-6 lead before Vi...



Goreville student repeats win in Kentucky Bass Masters

Goreville Junior High School student Caleb Murley earned the title of Kentucky Junior Bass-Master State Champion in the 11-14 year old division for a second year in a row. Murley, seen here with his father Brian Murley holding ...


Junior High Lady Cats claim Conference title

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville Junior High softball team swept the field at the S.I.C. Tournament last week to win the conference tourney for the first time since 2009. The Junior Lady Blackcats defeated Jonesboro in the champi...