Archive for December, 2013

Goreville competes at Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament

By Mike McGinnis Dec. 26 vs. Waltonville In opening round action at the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament last Thursday, the Goreville High School boys basketball team defeated Waltonville by the score of 46-43.  The Spartans w...


Rutherford campaigns in Vienna

Illinois State Treasurer and GOP gubernatorial candidate Dan Rutherford stopped off at the Vienna Diner Saturday asking his party for their vote in the coming March primaries. “I can beat Pat Quinn,” Rutherford said to a ro...


Lady Cats win two, lose two at Benton Tourney

By Mike McGinnis Dec. 27 The Goreville High School girls basketball team lost to Carterville, 71-51, in their first round game at the Benton Rangerette Classic Tournament last Friday.  The Lady Blackcats held a 31-28 halftime ...


Letter to the Editor: Remembering Cleddis Haught

By Tommy Haught, Jr. As many of you probably know, long-time Goreville resident, Cleddis Haught, died on Christmas morning. I should probably say that we should not be sad.  We should not be sad because my grandfather lived a ...



Edward Jones officially opens in Goreville

Goreville’s most recent business addition, Edward Jones, officially opened last week with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at 405 South Broadway. Edward Jones financial advisor Kelly Venable joined Members of the ...


Wounded Vet cycles through Goreville on coast-to-coast trek

Decorated Marine veteran Rob Jones, who lost both of his legs in Afghanistan in 2010, passed through Goreville Sunday on his way west where he looks to complete a trek of more than 5,000 miles and raise $1 million for veteran-r...


Robert D. Pearce

Vienna — Robert D. Pearce, 83, passed away at 11:53am on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at Hillview Health Care in Vienna. Robert was born on January 20, 1930 in Anna to Alvin and Belle (Gurley) Pearce. He married Mary Stewa...


Cleddis Haught

Goreville — Cleddis Haught, passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 at Parkway Manor. Cleddis was born on October 15, 1919 in Johnston City to Frank and Dena (Phillips) Haught. He married Katherine Ann Fleck in St. Lo...



Jr Blackcats claim conference title for third year straight

The Goreville Junior High boy’s basketball team kept its fans on the edge of their seats Saturday as they went head-to-head against top seeded Meridian and beat them 76-74 in overtime to claim the Southern Illini Conference B...


Fracking question to appear on March ballot

Commissioners to have final say in fight for local control in debate over fracking Holding a picture of her grandchildren in one hand and a picture of her cat in the other, Johnson County resident Belinda Halvorsen joined nearl...