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Weed control officer may be appointed by county

Following a brief closed session with Massac County State’s Attorney Patrick Windhorst Tuesday morning to discuss possible litigation, Massac County’s Commissioners Jerel Childers and Jeff ...

Injuction suit is filed

 • Joppa-Maple Grove school district has allegedly received an excess of $1,253,835 over nine years In a suit filed June 15 in the Massac County Circuit Clerk, 31 people have filed an injun ...

CNB announces recent promotions, appointments

Press Release   City National Bank (CNB) of Metropolis recently announced the promotions of employees and appointments to the board. Ben Schmidt was named executive vice president as well as app ...

Final hospital board member is appointed

The final appointment to the Massac Memorial Hospital board was made during Tuesday morning’s Massac County Commissioners meeting, as Commission Chair Jerel Childers officially made a motion to ...

Hutcheson, Cunningham compete for Miss Illinois

Staff Report       Two young ladies from Metropolis will represent Massac County in separate pageants related to the Miss Illinois title. For the seventh year, the festivities will be ...

Memorial Day activities highlight holiday weekend

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 ...

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 ...

Sports

Jenkins, Pierce play in Select Game

Massac County’s Taylor Jenkins and Payton Pierce were selected by a poll of high school softball coaches all over southern Illinois to play in the second annual Southern Illinois Select Game hel ...

Post 306 sweeps Harrisburg last week

Metropolis Post 306’s Legion baseball team rolled over Harrisburg last week 4-2 and 11-0 for a doubleheader sweep.
The boys’ big weekend matchup against Carmi at Carmi was washed out by h ...

Patriot basketball camp announces winners

Press Release

The 2017 Massac County High School Patriot Basketball Camp was held last week, with 145 campers attending.
Incoming second through ninth graders were instructed on the fundamentals of o ...

Opinion

Capitol Fax: We’ll find out soon

One of the hottest rumors making the rounds among Statehouse types last week was that the governor and/or the Illinois Republican Party will be sending “trackers” to Springfield for the up ...

Editorial: Another Super Celebration

We want to give a big shout out of kudos to everyone involved in helping to bring the 39th annual Superman Celebration to life this year.  Truly to put on a four day event takes a lot of people w ...

Massac Memo: I wuz stupefied

Thirty-nine Superman celebrations.
That’s a lot of celebrating and a huge number of people who have come to Metropolis to celebrate with us.
It is almost impossible to get an accurate count of h ...

Capitol Fax: No one likes taxes

A new statewide poll finds strong opposition to an income tax hike to solve the state’s budget problems significantly eases when the tax increase is coupled with a property tax freeze.
That&rsqu ...

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