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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 ...

City agrees to pay for courthouse roof repairs

The city of Metropolis is stepping up to the plate to assist the Massac County government with some of the much needed repairs of the county courthouse. The aldermen approved a motion at their Monday ...

Hayes named Unit One superintendent

Last Thursday Massac Unit One School Board held a brief meeting to make a decision regarding the next superintendent. After a short closed session, the board returned to open session to announce Jason ...

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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