Archive for January 8th, 2014

Arctic air, record lows shuts down much of Johnson County

Johnson County joined much of the Midwest on Monday and Tuesday with schools and businesses closing and activities postponed, as a polar vortex pushed temperatures to record subzero lows not experienced here for the past 20 yea...


More than 20,000 comments sent to IDNR over fracking regulations

With the deadline to submit comments regarding draft rules governing the Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act coming to a close last Friday, several groups opposed to the practice said the rules do not do enough to protect Illin...


Jerry D. Morrison

Jerry D. Morrison, 69, died at 4:17 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Heartland Regional Medical Center. He was born on Aug. 3, 1944, in Evansville, Ind., to George “Zach” and Afton Davis Morrison. He married Crystal White on...


Blackcats take 3rd at Sesser

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville High School boys basketball team won third place at the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament by defeating the host Red Devils, 60-58, on Monday of last week.  The Blackcats finished tourney play with...



Lady Cats defeat host Benton at tourney

By Mike McGinnis On Monday of last week, the Goreville High School girls basketball team defeated host Benton, 55-52, to win third place at the Benton Rangerette Christmas Classic Tournament.  The Lady Blackcats completed tour...