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Unacceptable.

Unacceptable. That one word perfectly sums up the pain, dysfunction and instability Capitol politicians have inflicted on Illinois by their failure to provide a permanent balanced state budget for two ... More

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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 ...

From My Orbit: "This is Janice"

Awhile back a friend of mine took one of those silly Facebook quizzes that are always floating around.  It showed her which of her friends’ lives has been affected by her.  I showed up ...

EDITORIAL: Again, we have to ask?

Massac County Commissioner Jeff Weber continues to make us shake our heads in disbelief at his actions and the things that come out of his mouth. Take the April 19 board meeting as another example whe ...

EDITORIAL: ‘We have to have leadership.’

We believe those five simple words said by Commissioner Jayson Farmer during last week’s Massac County Board meeting are completely true and need to be supported. Farmer currently serves as the ...

MASSAC MEMO: Yes, we are hurting, but

Many people in Metropolis who use computers have been all atwitter in recent days over a story published online by a website called The Guardian. I don’t know if this website is connected with t ...

Massac Memo: The truth would have been better

 I don’t usually see many of the Academy Award-winning pictures before the awards, but this year reading about one of the nominees sure piqued my interest. The movie was The Revenant.  ...

Why did the 1 percent sales tax fail in the March 15 election? That’s what we have been asking too. As Massac County’s newspaper, we feel we extensively covered the information about the ...

Editorial: Nothing ever gets done

The Massac County Board of Commissioners baffles us.   The most recent example was the March 8 board meeting when on the agenda was the approval of the 2016 budget, which has been on display sinc ...

When Every Second Counts

Four years ago on February 29, 2012, an EF-4 tornado roared through southeastern Illinois, leaving a path of destruction from just north of Carrier Mills through the City of Harrisburg onto Southeaste ...

Ten Commandments of Open Government

“I think heroic deeds were all conceived in the open air.” The quote atop this editorial is from Walt Whitman’s Song of the Open Road,  a cheerful 1856 tribute to freedom and t ...

EDITORIAL: Reminder

REMINDER: Tuesday, March 15 is the primary election day in Massac County. GO VOTE! Anyone needing information regarding their polling place can contact the Massac County Clerk’s office at 618 ...

Editorial: Go Vote!

Please, exercise your right to vote on election day in Massac County on March 15, 2016. In the last election, there was slightly over 9 percent voter turnout.  That is pathetic and embarrassing ...

Here we go again

Here we go again.  The Massac County Commissioners began working on the 2016 budget in the fall of last year, first requesting departmental heads to turn in their budget requests to the commissio ...

Let your voices be heard

With the spring election arriving quickly, now is the time for people to check your election checklist. Are you registered to vote?  If you are not sure if you are, then the best place to start i ...

Hoping for a more exciting 2016

2015 was a year of adjustment for me.  I’ve taken the biggest trip of my life — into home ownership.  This was my first full year living in my house. As a child I lived in two mo ...

News

Memorial Day activities highlight holiday weekend

Staff Report

With Memorial Day fast approaching, various activities throughout the Metropolis Planet area are being planned in observance of the holiday.
The Mound City National Cemetery is hosting i ...

J-MG board informed of a resignation

• District seeks letters of interest

The agenda was long as board members, as well as local residents, gathered for the May 22 Joppa-Maple Grove monthly school board meeting.
 During the me ...

Unit One may have to borrow money

Massac Unit One school board members were told about cost reduction measures for the 2017-18 school year and also were told the district might have to borrow money in order to make payroll in July.
Ma ...

Sports

Prep diamond wrap-up

Everyone is puttin’ the wraps on their baseball/softball seasons now as regionals are winding down in Classes A and AA and just getting started in Classes AAA and ...never mind about 4A.
On the ...

Jordyn Smith finishes stellar year at J.A.L.C.

Jordyn “Jordie” “Shorty” Smith, a 2015 graduate of MCHS and a big part of a couple of stellar teams of that time frame, just completed her sophomore year at John A. Logan Colle ...

Massac County tuning up for regionals

With regionals staring them in the face, Massac County’s baseball and softball teams finished up regular season play and began getting the ducks in a row for tournament play.
The girls took on ...

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