Archive for February 12th, 2014

Candidates for Fracking Oversight Committee under consideration

The Johnson County commissioners had little more than a “thank you” in response to a pair of residents speaking at Monday’s meeting about the dangers of hydraulic fracturing and the imposition it presents for landowners a...


Junior Blackcats battle to buzzer to beat Sesser 29-27

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville Junior High School boys’ basketball team won its opening round game at the 2014 SIJHSAA Boys Class M State tournament held at Rend Lake College last Friday, defeating Sesser by the score of 29-2...


Lady Cats finish regular season, start regional

By Mike McGinnis Last Saturday, the Goreville High School girls’ basketball team concluded its regular season with a 49-30 home loss to Sesser-Valier.  Goreville trailed 27-16 at halftime and 43-22 heading into the fourth qu...


Blackcats win on road over Christopher, fall to Trico in BDC contest at home

By Mike McGinnis Last Friday, the Goreville High School boys’ basketball team picked up a 81-74 win at Christopher.  The Blackcats trailed 43-35 at halftime.  Christopher held a 60-53 lead heading into the fourth quarter, b...



Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford denies sexual harassment claims

A former employee for Illinois State treasurer Dan Rutherford claimed the gubernatorial candidate sexually harassed him and used his state office to further his political aspirations in federal court Monday. Edmund Michalowski ...


Johnson County Veterans Memorial moving forward

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which members of VFW Beggs-Gurley Post No. 5222 joined the Vienna mayor to present details of their Memorial Wall project to the commissioners. Ve...


Pulley’s Mill United Pentecostal Church completes new building

The United Pentecostal Church in Pulley’s Mill is preparing to celebrate the opening of its new church Sunday, Feb. 16, after recently completing construction it began last July. Pastor John Snell said the church welcomes all...