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Memorial Day activities highlight holiday weekend

Staff Report

Staff Report With Memorial Day fast approaching, various activities throughout the Metropolis Planet area are being planned in observance of the holiday. The Mound City National Cemetery is hosting i ... More

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J-MG board informed of a resignation

• District seeks letters of interest The agenda was long as board members, as well as local residents, gathered for the May 22 Joppa-Maple Grove monthly school board meeting.  During the me ...

Unit One may have to borrow money

Massac Unit One school board members were told about cost reduction measures for the 2017-18 school year and also were told the district might have to borrow money in order to make payroll in July. Ma ...

MCHS graduates 117 seniors on May 19

The 36th annual commencement at Massac County High School (MCHS) was held May 19 with 117 seniors graduating. The MCHS Patriot concert band performed Pomp and Circumstance. David Hannan, MCHS band dir ...

Apples For Education helps local schools

As this school year winds down and comes to an end, the Apples For Education program has also ended for the year. But, thanks to those shoppers who put their receipts into the boxes for the various sc ...

County accepts agreement with Hospital District

The Massac County Courthouse renovation project will soon have $250,000 additional dollars after action taken by Massac County Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting, approving an intergovernmental ...

Dean Cain will return to Superman Celebration

Press Release Due to a cancellation from Erica Durance for next month’s 39th annual Superman Celebration, who else would Metropolis call to save the day but it’s favorite son, Superman. R ...

City establishes human resource director position

According to the Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel, the past five or six years have been a challenge in the area of human resources for the city government. “We have really struggled for the past ...

One year later — Crackdown on Cleanup

Clean it up or get ticketed.   That was the announcement that was made by Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel at the March 28, 2016 City Council meeting. “I shouldn’t have to live next to ...

Public comments lead to discussion of limits

“When is enough, enough?” asked Ben Schmidt, a Massac County resident who resides in the Joppa-Maple Grove School District, at the monthly school board meeting held on April 24. Schmidt pr ...

Goins appointed CEO of Massac Memorial

 • Hospital awarded national patient experience award The Massac Memorial Hospital (MMH) board has appointed Rick Goins to the full time chief executive officer position at MMH. Goins has se ...

Ohio River will crest on Saturday

Staff Report Out of the ordinary spring rainfall totals have caused many flash floods and muddy fields over the past two weeks. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Paducah forecasts the Ohio River ...

Unit One board reorganizes

Massac Unit One’s board members approved the minutes, bills, treasurer’s report and school board election results before the previous board adjourned and before a power outage left most of ...

National Day of Prayer will be held on May 4

Staff Report The 66th annual National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 4 in Massac County. Individuals will be gathering from 12:20-12:40 on the courthouse lawn in Metropolis, at Brookpor ...

Courtroom construction coming

• Renovation project discussed Massac County’s commissioners discussed more changes that could be coming to the courthouse annex.  Commission Chair Jerel Childers and Commissioner Jays ...

Stephens, Englehart plead guilty

Press Release Within the past weeks two individuals have pleaded guilty to charges in Massac Circuit Court — Monty W. Englehart on March 28 and Allan R. Stephens on Tuesday morning. On Tuesday ...

Sports

Prep diamond wrap-up

Everyone is puttin’ the wraps on their baseball/softball seasons now as regionals are winding down in Classes A and AA and just getting started in Classes AAA and ...never mind about 4A.
On the ...

Jordyn Smith finishes stellar year at J.A.L.C.

Jordyn “Jordie” “Shorty” Smith, a 2015 graduate of MCHS and a big part of a couple of stellar teams of that time frame, just completed her sophomore year at John A. Logan Colle ...

Massac County tuning up for regionals

With regionals staring them in the face, Massac County’s baseball and softball teams finished up regular season play and began getting the ducks in a row for tournament play.
The girls took on ...

Opinion

Unacceptable.

Unacceptable.
That one word perfectly sums up the pain, dysfunction and instability Capitol politicians have inflicted on Illinois by their failure to provide a permanent balanced state budget for two ...

Moving oh soooo slooooowly

I have never been a hyper person. Some people think I move very slowly, or just amble along. So where could I go to see something that moves considerably slower than I do. The answer is, Panama, and t ...

Massac Memo: Walking in the woods

Since my retirement several years ago, I have been trying to walk as much as possible.  It may not be the best possible exercise, and maybe I should be doing something more strenuous, but walking ...

Massac Memo: To weddings we go

Weddings in the Wills family have always been low-key affairs. That is, until the younger generation came along.
This past year, Carolyn and I had the pleasure of traveling around the eastern United S ...

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