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Capitol Fax: We’ll find out soon

Rich Miller

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 ... More

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Editor: New Year. New Resolutions.

A new year is upon us, and we should all be thankful. New Year’s brings a renewed hope and determination to make each year better than the last. We are proud of our accomplishments as a communit ...

The property tax levy — it is not anything new

There is that old saying about how the only two things for certain in life are death and taxes. There are certainly a lot of taxes people have to pay and it would be great if county residents could se ...

Editorial: A happier New Year?

A job in government years ago might have been considered by many as a “cushy job.”  Certainly the county’s health insurance benefits appear to be pretty good for employees at th ...

EDITORIAL: Do Re Me Fa So La Ti Do

A song that became popular in the late 1950s is probably unknown to most of today’s youth. The famous song from the musical The Sound of Music was used to teach the Von Trapp children the basic ...

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 ...

News

Weed control officer may be appointed by county

Following a brief closed session with Massac County State’s Attorney Patrick Windhorst Tuesday morning to discuss possible litigation, Massac County’s Commissioners Jerel Childers and Jeff ...

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 ...

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