Posts Tagged ‘News’

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 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...


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...


Five reported injured in Goreville crash

A Tuesday afternoon two-vehicle accident in Goreville injured as many as five people, according to local authorities. Johnson County emergency personnel were called to the scene of a possible head-on collision in front of Gor...



Made up story lands one in prison

Gibbs gets two year sentence By Mike Kolb “This whole event is reprehensible,” those were the words of Judge James R. Williamson Wednesday afternoon at the sentencing hearing of Joyce Gibbs. On Oct. 7, 2013, Joyce Gibbs cal...


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...


Serious accident near Goreville Sunday

An accident involving a Can-Am motorcycle and a pickup truck caused the drivers of both vehicles to be transported to area hospitals early Sunday afternoon, August 24, 2014. The collision happened on Illinois Rt. 37, approximat...


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 ...


Union Pacific Railroad Bridge at Goreville

Tuesday evening, Aug. 5, local resident Bob Tripp was driving a tractor across the old wooden Union Pacific Railroad bridge just south of Goreville when one of the main support beams for the bridge suddenly cracked.  This caus...