Archive for March, 2014

Crappie USA 2-day tournament held on Lake Egypt with $10,000 purse

Crappie USA held their 2-day $10,000.00 super event on Lake of Egypt Friday and Saturday, March 17 and 18.  Over 100 anglers from ten states were competing for not only the $10,920.00 in cash and prizes, but a chance to advanc...


Junque Jamboree coming April 5

 The Johnson County Junque Jamboree will be on Saturday, April 5, in Vienna, on the historic Vienna Public Square. This event begins at 7:00 a.m. Antiques, crafts, collectibles, “rusty gold,” and all sorts of items, from e...


Spring wild turkey hunting season opens soon

Season kicks off with youth season March 29-30 and April 5-6 After a long, cold winter, hunters statewide will be looking forward to a dose of spring-like weather when the Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season opens April 7 in the...


GHS presents ‘The Royal Bachelor’

Goreville High School presented their annual spring musical, “The Royal Bachelor,” in the high school gymnasium on Friday and Saturday.  The production included 14 songs and a cast of 19 GHS students.  Seniors participati...



Baseball, softball seasons begin

The Goreville boys baseball season got off to a rough start on Friday, March 25 as the Blackcats hosted the Tuscola Warriors and fell 21 to 4.  The game was close early on as Goreville’s defense limited Tuscola to just one r...


Jay Merchant – Death notice

Jay Merchant, 57, of Goreville, died Tuesday, March 25, 2014, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 29, at 3:00 p.m. at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville, with Bro. Leroy Wag...


Junior Blackcats State Champions Special Section

With less than a minute and half on the clock and up by only one point against Sesser in the first round of the 2014 SIJHSAA Boys Class M State tournament held at Rend Lake College, Goreville Junior High School basketball coach...


Blackcats claim Class 1A Regional title in home victory

By Mike McGinnis The Goreville High School boys’ basketball team won its own Class 1A regional tournament last Friday with an 81-69 victory over Zeigler-Royalton.  The win moves the Blackcats into the NCOE sectional for a Tu...



Goreville Band presents Jazz Dinner

The Goreville High School Jazz Band prepares for their upcoming Spaghetti Dinner fund-rasing performance in which the band will be performing during and after dinner with musical tunes such as Mood Indigo, April in Paris and Co...


Goreville students learn safe driving habits at Traffic Safety Days

Goreville’s soon-to-be licensed drivers had an opportunity to experience and learn how to avoid road hazards as they took part in the sixth annual Williamson County traffic Safety Days at the Pavilion of the City of Marion la...