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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 ...

McDaniel retains seat as Metropolis mayor

The polls have closed and the votes have been counted and Metropolis will keep its mayor and Brookport will have a new mayor, according to the unofficial results read Tuesday night at Massac County Co ...

J-MG board hears plea to consider lowering taxes

What some might consider one last plea to consider the taxpayers of the Joppa-Maple Grove School District prior to the April 4 election, Robert Fick and Denise Meyer spoke to board members at Monday n ...

Unit One approves anticipation warrants

At Monday night’s regular Massac Unit school One board meeting, the board heard one presentation on how to save money and took action putting into place anticipation warrants to allow the distri ...

Guardian Family receives $8000 donation

 • Wet basement will be repaired After five years of battling a wet and flooding basement and the headaches that come with it, the Guardian Family Services (GFS) shelter now has enough mon ...

Positive outlook forecasted for Brookport

“Things are beginning to look up for Brookport,” stated Brookport Mayor John Klaffer during the March 14 city council meeting. Klaffer had just received a letter from Leeann Denny of ...

Area experiences ‘unusal’ weather

Only 16 days into the month of March and the region has seen back-to-back weather events including severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and snow. This is what local Meteorologist Beau Dodson refers to as & ...

Almost 25,000 pounds of electronics collected

The City of Metropolis hosted a electronic recycling event for city residents on March 4 resulting in 24,465 pounds of electronic waste being recycled rather than disposed of in landfills. Clean Earth ...

IDOT announces lane closure on I-24 bridge

Press Release The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday that there will be lane closure on the I-24 bridge that carries the interstate over the Ohio River. The closures are scheduled ...

Unit One prepares for $1.7 million cut

Two hand outs and an hour and forty five minutes later, Unit One employees, concerned parents and the public had its first chance to see the potential cuts to the Massac Unit One school district could ...

Sports

Kendall signs with SCC to play basketball

Joppa High School’s all-time leading scorer Hailey Kendall signed Monday to play basketball at Shawnee Community College.
Kendall was a four-year starter for the Lady Rangers and a four-year st ...

Sports On My Planet: Spring has sprung

Baseball season is a week old, the Masters has come and gone and the weathermen are telling us that the 80s are right around the corner . . . spring has sprung!
Whether or not you’re a golf fan ...

Softball wrap-up for the region

Century, Joppa and Massac County have all seen recent action with Joppa rallying for four late inning runs but still falling short in a 10-4 loss Monday to Shawnee.
Century got a first inning two run ...

Opinion

Meanwhile, the clock is ticking

The months of 2017 are already flying by, and the community has not seen much forward movement with the courthouse renovation project.  Now, before anyone reads further, this will not be an edito ...

Maintaining law and order

Imagine you are home alone and awakened from your sleep by a noise outside your window. It doesn’t sound like a “ghost” so you rule out calling Ghostbusters.
So instead you dial 911. ...

Excercise your right, vote!

Did we do everything perfectly during the Mayoral Forum held March 9 — no.  But for a first time attempt at hosting a forum such as this, we think the event was overall very successful.
Pri ...

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