Metropolis, IL

News

Sorry there are no stories found.

Stephens’ preliminary hearing continued

Alleged murder suspect, Allan Stephens, 61, of Metropolis, was wheeled into the Massac County courtroom in a wheelchair Jan. 13 by two sheriff’s deputies for what was supposed to have been his p ...

Brookport Police cars to receive uniform look

With all council members present, routine business was dispatched quickly approving payment of bills totaling $21,744 and tabling the consideration of approval of a volunteer fireman. Considerable tim ...

Brookport Police cars to receive uniform look

With all council members present, routine business was dispatched quickly approving payment of bills totaling $21,744 and tabling the consideration of approval of a volunteer fireman. Considerable tim ...

King birthday event set for Monday evening

Staff Report The youth department of First Missionary Baptist Church, located at 413 W. Seventh St. in Metropolis, will observe the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 6 p.m. on Monday Dr. Orla ...

J-MG board adopts $1.9 million tax

 • Joppa-Maple Grove levy increases 4.95% Joppa-Maple Grove (J-MG) board members voted on Dec. 19, following a lengthy closed session, on its 2017 tax levy. Bill Biggerstaff, J-MG district a ...

County tables approval of tax levy

Will Massac County residents get a Christmas present next Tuesday in the form of property tax relief or will they get a lump of coal?  That was what county resident Samuel Stratemeyer asked after ...

MES awarded $10,000 grant

Last May when Arista Faughn-Hicks, Metropolis Elementary School (MES) sixth grade teacher, was preparing a Scholastic book order, she spotted information about a grant, so she decided to apply.  ...

City adopts Medicare reimbursement policy

After several months of researching and formulating, the Metropolis City Council formally adopted an ordinance adopting a Medicare Part B premium/cost reimbursement policy after suspending the rules a ...

Community holiday meals are planned

  During this Christmas season, several people and organizations are making sure no one goes without a holiday dinner, with two dinners planned for anyone in the community. —  —& ...

Live nativity scenes planned at churches

Staff Report Two local churches are planning live nativity scenes on Sunday. Members of Victory Full Gospel Church, located at 2795 Old Marion Rd. in Metropolis, will have a live nativity setup on Sa ...

Grant money awarded to Reaching for Kids

Staff Report Reaching for Kids and Youth of Massac County, has been a not-for-profit (501c3) for 17 years and has implemented the Department of Human Services (DHS) TeenReach school grant during that ...

Olde Tyme Christmas is Sunday at park

Staff Report Each year, the Olde Tyme Christmas at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis offers a glimpse as to what Christmases from years past may have looked like. This year’s event, which wi ...

Hospital announces CEO resignation

• Goins appointed interim CEO   Staff Report Two years after being hired as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Massac Memorial Hospital, Tony Pfitzer submitted his resignation to the hosp ...

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 ...

E-Edition
Current Magazine

Click here to see, download more issues

Most Popular
Event Calendar
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4
26 27 28 29 30 31

Click here to submit an event.