Archive for January 22nd, 2014

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...


James Lukesh

Marion — James Lukesh, 75, passed away at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his son’s home in Goreville. James was born on October 13, 1938 in Chicago to Joseph and Marcella (Haukrin) Lukesh. He married JoAnn K...


Haley Darnell, Aaron Brenningmeyer crowned 2014 queen, king

The Goreville Blackcats celebrated homecoming Friday night with an 86-74 victory over the Christopher Bearcats and returned to the gym Saturday night for their coronation and dance. Haley Darnell and Aaron Brenningmeyer were cr...


Blackcats hold on for win over Indians at West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic

By Mike McGinnis Last Monday, the Goreville High School boys’ basketball team picked up a 76-72 win over Johnston City at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic.  The tournament will conclude with pool play on Saturday. The I...



Lady Cats up two at Eldorado Winter Classic tournament

By Mike McGinnis Last Monday, the Goreville High School girls’ basketball team notched its second win at the Eldorado tournament by defeating Vienna, 66-57.  The Lady Blackcats trailed 11-10 after the first quarter before th...


Goreville Village Vision project seeks parents, business input

The Goreville Village Vision planning project is still underway and coordinators said follow-up surveys are taking place this week and next. Two surveys are going out this week as part of the ongoing Goreville Village Vision co...


Jr. Lady Cats finish second at regional

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville Junior High girls’ basketball team moved into the 2014 SIJHSAA Girls Class M Basketball Regional championship contest by defeating Zeigler-Royalton on Wednesday of last week, by the score of 56...


Jr. Blackcats cruise to a 70-21 win over Pope Co.

By Mike McGinnis On Monday of last week, the Goreville Junior High boys’ basketball team cruised to a 70-21 victory over Pope County, giving the Junior Blackcats a 17-1 season record. Scoring for Goreville: Webb-22; Dunn-9; T...