Posts Tagged ‘Feature’

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...


Lady Cats defeat Vienna, Zeigler-Royalton on the road

Coach Mike Helton reaches 400th career victory By Mike McGinnis On Wednesday of last week, the Goreville High School girls’ basketball team defeated Vienna, 71-45, at Vienna.  The Lady Blackcats jumped out to a 24-12 first q...


Johnson County prepares for March primary election

Johnson County will hold its 2014 primary elections March 18 for treasurer, sheriff, clerk, commissioner and other state and federal positions all on the ballot. Voters will also decide on two ballot initiatives with one regard...


Blackcats to host Pink Out Night Feb. 14

The Goreville Blackcats are teaming up with the Sesser-Valier Red Devils for what they hope to become an annual Pink Out Night in the fight against cancer. The Blackcats will face the Red Devils Feb. 14, at home for the first e...



Southern Seven to offer health insurance enrollment assistance

The village of Goreville and Southern Seven Health Department will be co-hosting a Marketplace Enrollment event on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the village hall. This event is to assist residents enrolling in the ...


Commissioners approve fracking oversight committee

After having chosen to remove further discussion on the formation of a Johnson County Fracking Oversight Committee until February, commissioner Ernie Henshaw said he wanted the debate on the committee to come to an end and put ...


Friday morning accident sends occupants to hospital

Seat belts and a child restraint were reported to have prevented any major injuries in a two-vehicle accident that took place just north of Goreville on State Route 37 early Friday morning. Angel S. Bowman, 25, of Herrin was ch...


Tradition of taffy continues as maker looks to pass it on

As warm, sweet, caramel scented bubbles rapidly rise up and let go, Goreville’s Mary Lou Craig stirs a sticky mix of sugar, syrup, vanilla and other ingredients with a sturdy wooden spoon handed down to her along with a recip...



Haley Darnell, Aaron Brenningmeyer crowned 2014 queen, king

The Goreville Blackcats celebrated homecoming Friday night with an 86-74 victory over the Christopher Bearcats and returned to the gym Saturday night for their coronation and dance. Haley Darnell and Aaron Brenningmeyer were cr...


Blackcats hold on for win over Indians at West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic

By Mike McGinnis Last Monday, the Goreville High School boys’ basketball team picked up a 76-72 win over Johnston City at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic.  The tournament will conclude with pool play on Saturday. The I...