Archive for February, 2014

Fire guts Lake of Egypt home

Goreville Volunteer firefighters joined Lake Egypt Fire District Friday morning responding to a fire that broke out inside the home of Bobby Brown on 40 Buck Drive near Lake of Egypt just off of Eagle Point Bay Road. No injurie...


Donald E. Hood

Donald E. Hood, 85 of Goreville Illinois, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 20, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born July 13, 1928. Don worked for the Illinois Departm...


Lady Cats win Sectional title in overtime

Lady Cats join “Elite 8” in State The Goreville Lady Blackcats defeated Wayne City in overtime 41-40 Thursday evening in the Trico Class 1A Sectional tournament claiming their fourth straight IHSA Sectional Champion...


Opponents of ballot initiative announce formation of committee

Update Feb. 21:  After first publishing this article with the headline “Proponents for fracking announce formation of committee,” the Gazette was contacted for a correction as the committee emphasized they are neit...



Johnson County is four weeks away from deciding on a Community Bill of Rights

Fracking the Vote: when ‘yes’ means ‘no’ When voters in Johnson County head to the polls March 18, to cast their ballots, they will have an opportunity to express their opinion on hydraulic fracturing in the region. But...


Blackcats to remain football teammates at Lindenwood

Goreville Blackcats Kyefer Cavins, Connor Seavers, and Dallas Melot were surrounded by family members as they each signed letters of intent to play football in college at Lindenwood University-Belleville. The three Blackcats ha...


Lady Cats advance to Sectional finals

By Mike McGinnis On Monday night, the Goreville High School girls basketball team defeated Cobden in the opening round of the Trico sectional by the score of 76-51.  With the win the Lady Blackcats advance to the sectional cha...


Tim Gage chosen as Goreville’s 2013 Citizen of the Year

Goreville Citizen of the Year Award was presented to Tim Gage this past week by Mayor Larry Vaughn as Gage’s nomination praised his dedication to the Citizens of Goreville and his continual efforts to help make Goreville a sa...



Kenneth Michael Francis, Lt. Colonel, USAF (Retired)

Kenneth Michael Francis, 53, of Corona, CA formerly of Goreville, IL passed away peacefully with his family by his side Friday, February 7, 2014 at the V.A. hospital in Loma Linda, CA. He was born on February 28, 1960 in Yuma, ...


Steven Joseph Barnes

Goreville — Steven Joseph Barnes, age 53, of Goreville, passed away at 2:17 a.m. on Saturday, February 15, 2014 at his home in Goreville. Steven was born in Cairo on August 29, 1960, the son of Steven J. and Anna (Johnson...