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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 ...

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 ...

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.
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