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Corporate leader credits his success to his rural Goreville family, high school ag experience

ADM’s Greg Webb stresses need for future (non-rural) agricultural leaders Growing up in a Johnson County, IL, family of rural leaders, Greg Webb may have been destined to be out in front of agriculture. However, he attributes...


Goreville JH 8th Grade Graduates Celebrate

This past Friday evening was a time of joy and celebration for the past year’s 8th grade students of Goreville Grade School. It marked the completion of one phase of their lives and the entrance into new and unchartered terri...


Weather did not dampen the spirit of Fall Festival

Mother Nature has her ways of letting us know who is in control. The weather went from calm to windy, from rainy to sunny and from comfortable to cold for the past weekend’s three-day Johnson County Fall Festival in Vienna. T...


Bethlehem School Remembered

Although the Bethlehem School has been closed and gone for several decades, there are still some of its students remaining. The one-room country school once set across from the present Bethlehem Gospel Mission Church and cemete...



Goreville soldier takes top honors in National Guard rifle and pistol match

Soldiers from around the state met at the Illinois National Guard Marseilles Training Center in Marseilles, Illinois, to compete in The Adjutant General’s (TAG) Rifle and Pistol Match, August 8-10. Every unit in the Illinois ...


Renovation projects underway downtown

Downtown Goreville is experiencing a time of new development and rehabilitation.  The Goreville Ministerial Alliance building is getting a well-deserved face-lift and will now meet ADA accessibility requirements.  The buildin...


Goreville fire department holds controlled burn

What at first looked like a major out-of-control house fire was actually a controlled burn conducted by the Goreville Fire Department. As part of a training exercise on Saturday, July 26, volunteers from the local fire departme...


Goreville processes over 400 students in one day of registration

Goreville Grade School and High School registration for the 2014-15 school year was held last week in the school cafeteria and processed over 400 students in one day. According to principal Jerri Miller, this is the first day t...



2014 Freedom Fest 5K Winners

This year’s 5K Freedom Fest Run/Walk race represented the fourth year for the event and even though the list of participants was a little smaller, the overall enthusiasm was great. This year fifty-three runners, some hard-cor...