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Regional economic development plan set to be discussed in Vienna

The University of Illinois Extension is hosting an informational session on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension office located at 208 East Main in Vienna. The informational session w...


I-57 ramps at Goreville to be closed

  The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists of upcoming Interstate ramp closures. Beginning on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, weather permitting, the I-57 south bound entrance and exit ramps (Exit 40...


Goreville Blackcats win Class 1-A title

The Goreville Blackcats won the Illinois High School Association’s Class 1A State title in baseball today, in five innings. Watch upcoming editions of the “Goreville Gazette” for more details.    


Goreville ladies win State Championship

The season ended for the Goreville Junior Lady Blackcats on Friday, January 29 with the team hoisting the State Championship trophy in the air.  Achieving the incredibly rare perfect season, they went 29-0 en route to their vi...



Goreville School named “School of the Year” by Sam’s Club

Goreville schools have been named the 2015 “School of the Year” by the area Sam’s Club for their outstanding dedication to student achievement by utilizing the integration of their new technology programs, particularly th...


FERNE CLYFFE STATE PARK, THEN AND NOW

By Dixie Terry Nearly everyone in Johnson County has visited Ferne Clyffe State Park at Goreville. And, for those who haven’t, make a point to drive through and take a look. It is especially beautiful in the early spring and ...


First property tax installment due Friday, Aug. 14

Johnson County treasurer Brent Williams reminds real estate owners that Friday, August 14, 2015 is the last day to pay the first installment of their Johnson County real estate taxes without penalties. After Friday there will b...


Goreville student visits congressman in D.C.

By Mike Kolb Nathan Carrington of Goreville recently spent some time in Washington, D.C. and had the chance to speak with Congressman John Shimkus.  Carrington was in the nation’s capital for a convention of the Young Americ...



Goreville School to offer college courses to students

This school year, Goreville Schools will be able to offer more than just a diploma.  The Goreville CUSD No. 1 school board has approved providing certification in four vocational areas that students can use to enter the workfo...


Goreville Schools Launch 1:1 Technology Initiative

In 2014, Goreville Schools was designated as a SMART Technology Showcase School for their integration of SMART technology throughout the district.  In 2015, they will take that a step forward with the launching of their 1:1 Te...