Archive for September 11th, 2013

Chester defeats V-G 47-19

By Mike McGinnis The Vienna-Goreville High School football team found it tough going last Friday night as the Eagles lost at Chester, by the score of 47-19. After a scoreless first quarter, the Yellow Jackets took the lead on a...


Tour de Hope rider collecting to help others

Goreville resident Joe Martin said he is ready to ride in the Sixth Annual Tour de Hope, which is set for Sept. 28 and takes riders from downtown Marion and out into the surrounding countryside helping to raise operating funds ...


Grandparents invited to shake a leg with grandchildren

Goreville Elementary School held its annual Grandparents’ Day Friday in the high school gymnasium with Kindergartners through Fifth graders entertaining hundreds of grandparents who filled the gym. The students sang a selecti...


Needed bridge repairs may lead to its removal

Thirteen year old James Johnson and his ten-year old brother Evan stand alongside State Route 37 Monday afternoon protesting the possible removal of the wooden bridge over the railroad tracks on East Side Street in Goreville. H...



Yarbor’s closed due to retirement

Larry Yarbor, owner of Yarbor’s Country Store, recently retired and closed the doors on his store. Employees were busy Tuesday morning helping to clean and clear inventory. Yarbor has been in business for the past 25 years an...


Village board finalizes sewer rate increases

The Goreville Village Board approved an increase to the sewer rates after several audits identified the continual drain on contingency funds due to the Village operating the service at a loss for the past few years. The last ti...


Lady Cats fall to Crab Orchard

By Mike McGinnis On Tuesday of last week, the Goreville High School volleyball team lost in two sets to visiting Crab Orchard, 25-9, 25-12.  Hannah Murley and McKenzi Schaede combined for seven kills, while Madison Sopczak dis...


County road repairs dominate commissioners’ meeting

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which a group of Eagle Point Bay Association members filled the room in hopes of encouraging the county to increase repairs to roads they say are ...



Junior Lady Cats win doubleheader

By Mike McGinnis In Goreville Junior High softball action last week, the Junior Lady Blackcats defeated Anna on Wednesday, by the score of 12-0.  Macy Goins hit a pair of home runs for Goreville and Cheyenne Walker pitched her...


Junior Cats maintain perfect season

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville Junior High baseball team improved its season record to 8-0 by picking up a pair of wins the last week of August.  On Thursday, Aug. 29, the Junior Blackcats defeated Jonesboro 15-3, then on the ...