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Apples For Education helps local schools

Michele Longworth

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 ... More

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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 ...

Benefit spaghetti supper will provide scholarships

Staff Report What better way to satisfy a hungry appetite on Saturday evening than to attend the fifth annual Metropolis Kiwanis and Rotary Scholarship Spaghetti Supper. The supper will be held from ...

Metropolis man arrested after crashing into a home

On Feb. 23, the Metropolis Police Department received a call from a subject stating he was on his way to crash his vehicle into the home of his father in the 1000 block of E. Second Street. Before off ...

County budget back on public display

Tuesday morning, Massac County commissioners placed the proposed 2017 budget back on public display for another 15 days after changes were made to the previous budget. Commissioner Jayson Farmer expla ...

J-MG approves employment agreements

Employment agreements for Bill Biggerstaff, district administrator, and Bill Rogers, interim superintendent, were voted on at Monday’s Joppa-Maple Grove (J-MG) school board meeting. After coming ...

Unit One meeting will deal with cuts

Massac Unit One board members got a brief overview of what is being called the “grand bargain,” at Monday night’s regular board meeting. Smith said legislation that is before the Ill ...

MMH Auxiliary seeks scholarship applications

Press Release Massac Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces it is now accepting from local seniors, scholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year. Auxiliary President Brandy Meadows said that ...

Stephens waives right to speedy trial

Allan Stephens, 61, was in Massac County Circuit court Tuesday morning for a pre-trial hearing in front of presiding First Circuit Judge Joseph Leberman with his attorneys Jeff Alford and assistant Ab ...

Sports

Joppa’s spring seasons end

Press Release
 
This spring wasn’t particularly kind to Joppa’s baseball and softball teams. Rainouts, cancellations and more rainouts curtailed a lot of Joppa’s season and the ...

Patriots over Pope County 11-1

Massac County honored its seniors Tuesday and in the process whipped Pope County 11-1.  
Noah Farmer, Jordan Parmer and J.T. Weber represent the graduating class of 2017 on the baseball team, and ...

Opinion

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 ...

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 ...

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