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Moving oh soooo slooooowly

Clyde Wills

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 ... More

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Be kind to one another and work together

By the time you are reading this editorial, the nation will hopefully know who is the next president is, and we will know who the winners are here in Massac County and we’ll also have an outcome ...

Editorial: There is probably more to the story

With the recent developments with Electric Energy Inc. and one of its parent companies, Dynegy, alluding very publicly that if the 1 percent sales tax passes, it would exacerbate the situation at the ...

Answers to some questions

Last year, the Massac County Board of Commissioners formed a citizens’ committee to address problems with our courthouse and analyze possible solutions. The committee recommended the county reno ...

Editorial: Arts are important in the schools

Not all children are athletic, and not all children are musical and artistic. Children who participate in either of these activities, though, are well-disciplined and well-performing students. The en ...

From My Orbit: There are still some glitches

Although the heat and humidity are still lingering, summer has come and now it is almost gone for another year. Once again, I have had little time to get out and fully enjoy the summertime. It always ...

A Positive Energy

Behind the scenes of economic commerce of our county, is a driving force and somewhat the glue that provides cohesion and holds it together. In recent years the Metropolis Area Chamber of Commerce ha ...

EDITORIAL: Take action

Everyone says a picture is worth a thousand words — and I’m sure we have said it before in another editorial. The video we shared on our Facebook page last Wednesday though really only nee ...

Massac Memo: From the driest to the greenest

From the beautiful adobe city of Santa Fe, my son, Christopher, and I headed our modern-day covered wagon north through the hills and mountains to Chama, and then west toward Arizona. We went over a l ...

Support Project Hope

I hope by now many people have seen the ads and stories about BarkAID Metropolis and people have picked up their phone and called Headlines Salon to make an appointment for a haircut from Master Styli ...

Massac Memo: Love Adobe? It’s Santa Fe and Taos

When my wife, Carolyn, and I travel, we usually fly to a city and explore urban and rural areas.  But on the motor home trip my son, Christopher, and I took in May, we avoided the metropolitan sp ...

Editorial: Motion failed

The topic of providing medical insurance to the City of Metropolis aldermen has been a recent and continuous subject of conversation over the past year, and it should be. During his first ordinance c ...

Massac Memo: In search of Henry McCarty

As a person who has always been interested in history and has a love of the old West, a recent trip fulfilled both interests. In May, my son, Christopher, and I took a motorhome trip to explorer New M ...

EDITORIAL: We are grateful

Last week’s EF-1 tornado took Metropolis by surprise, and there are some important lessons we all can learn from it. The first one being to take action and get to a safe shelter before the storm ...

As always, thanks for reading

Well, it has been a minute or two since I have penned a column. The first half of 2016 was busy and full of changes for the Planet staff. Job duties were changed around, additional tasks were undertak ...

Oops, he did it again

Last month Commission Chair Jeff Weber wanted to cut the budget of the sheriff and/or the jail, and at the June 7 commissioners meeting, he brought up the idea of the county “getting out of the ...

Why continue down this path?

The Democrats got a bit of good news and some serious bad news in a recent Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll. And that bad news is particularly negative for anyone who can be credibly connected to House ...

Half a loaf is better than none

Reprinted from the Southern Illinoisian Governor Rauner proposed two spending plans this week. The first fully funds school districts for fiscal year 2017. It provides more money in total and no less ...

The public should review it

Five months into fiscal year 2016, and on the second attempt, it appears the Massac County Board of Commissioners have placed a more detailed budget on display for the county to review.  As a rem ...

News

Apples For Education helps local schools

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 ...

County accepts agreement with Hospital District

The Massac County Courthouse renovation project will soon have $250,000 additional dollars after action taken by Massac County Commissioners at Tuesday’s meeting, approving an intergovernmental ...

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 ...

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