Archive for October, 2013

Eagles upset Eldorado, advance to playoffs against Carterville

By Mike McGinnis Last Saturday, the Vienna-Goreville football team celebrated senior day at Vienna by defeating Eldorado in a close contest, 14-13.  With the win, V-G finished their regular season with a 6-3 record.  The Eagl...


Goreville Village Vision project needs input

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students Christopher Francis and Matthew Yoder recently spoke at Goreville’s Village Board meeting and more recently hosted a table at the Fall Festival looking to speak with the...


Ten Jr. Blackcats named All-Conference

Goreville’s most recent State Champions, the Jr. High School Blackcats baseball team, set another record recently as the Southern Illini Conference coaches named a school-and-conference record of six players as “All Confere...


Trick-or-Treat hours postponed until Friday

The Village of Goreville and the City of Vienna announced Wednesday afternoon that their Halloween Trick-or-Treating times have been postponed to Friday due to severe weather forecasted for Thursday. Both communities have resch...



Marching Band, Pom Pom squad continue fund raising

Murder Mystery dinner Sunday The Goreville Marching pom pom squad held their first Fall Fest 5K Run Saturday, Oct. 19, with such success they announced plans to make it an annual event to kick off the day for Fall Fest futures....


Cross Country season comes to an end, Madden advances to Sectional

Blackcats Cross Country team’s Daniel Madden leads the pack at the start of the West Frankfort Regional meet this past Saturday finishing 20th overall and second as an individual runner with a time of 18:07. While the regular...


Scouting for Food program in dire need of volunteers

While “dire need” sends a signal of impending doom, that is just what the coordinators of Scouting for Food in Goreville are facing with dwindling number of scouts available for this year’s food drive. The number of scout...


V-G Eagles clench play-off berth

The Vienna-Goreville Eagles defeated the Eldorado Eagles in a narrow, 14-13 home victory Saturday afternoon to clench a play-off berth and knock off the visiting Eagles’ chance at a three-way tie for a Black Diamond Confe...



Fresh from the farm

Goreville’s young entrepreneur Hunter Francis poses with one of his pumpkins he was selling in front of H&H and Sullivan’s Trucking in downtown Goreville Monday evening. Hunter was joined by his sister Brooklyn ...


Opposition to fracking in region remains resilient

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which members of the grass-roots organization SAFE, Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment, spoke before the board in hopes of pa...