Archive for January, 2014

Rep. Tracy, GOP Lt. Governor candidate visits voters in Vienna

Dillard-Tracy Team call for reopening of Tamms Correctional Center Candidate for GOP Lt. Governor, State Rep. Jil Walker Tracy (R-Quincy), was in Vienna Friday afternoon for a “meet and greet” held at the Vienna Diner where...


Blackcats to host Pink Out Night Feb. 14

The Goreville Blackcats are teaming up with the Sesser-Valier Red Devils for what they hope to become an annual Pink Out Night in the fight against cancer. The Blackcats will face the Red Devils Feb. 14, at home for the first e...


Southern Seven to offer health insurance enrollment assistance

The village of Goreville and Southern Seven Health Department will be co-hosting a Marketplace Enrollment event on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the village hall. This event is to assist residents enrolling in the ...


Commissioners approve fracking oversight committee

After having chosen to remove further discussion on the formation of a Johnson County Fracking Oversight Committee until February, commissioner Ernie Henshaw said he wanted the debate on the committee to come to an end and put ...



Randal E. Seifert

Randal E. Seifert, 52, of Hartland, WI passed away peacefully with his family by his side on January 26, 2014 due to complications of the flu. He was born February 27, 1961 in Elgin, IL and was a 1979 graduate of Elgin High Sch...


Blackcats edged out of third place at West Frankfort

Zeke Snell scores his 1000th career point, named tournament MVP By Mike McGinnis In Saturday’s third place contest at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic, the Goreville High School boys’ basketball team lost to the host R...


Lady Cats finish Eldorado Classic 3-2

Haley Darnell named to All-tournament team By Mike McGinnis The Goreville High School girls’ basketball team lost to Harrisburg, 62-50, in Saturday’s third place contest, to finish the Eldorado Mid-Winter Classic with a 3-2...


Junior High Blackcats finish regular season strong

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville Junior High boys’ basketball team improved its season record to 19-1 with a pair of recent wins. On Thursday, Jan. 16, the Junior Blackcats rolled to an 84-15 victory over Zeigler-Royalton in a ...



Friday morning accident sends occupants to hospital

Seat belts and a child restraint were reported to have prevented any major injuries in a two-vehicle accident that took place just north of Goreville on State Route 37 early Friday morning. Angel S. Bowman, 25, of Herrin was ch...


Tradition of taffy continues as maker looks to pass it on

As warm, sweet, caramel scented bubbles rapidly rise up and let go, Goreville’s Mary Lou Craig stirs a sticky mix of sugar, syrup, vanilla and other ingredients with a sturdy wooden spoon handed down to her along with a recip...