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Taylor brings home Disney soccer trophy

Staff Report It was a soccer tournament to remember at the most magical place on earth for one Massac County boy. Nathan Taylor, son of Jess Taylor and Robyn Taylor, competed with the Southern Illino ...

Patriots end regular season on a roll

After a dismal middle of the season stretch, Massac County seems to have found something . . . and at just the right time. Coming out of the Superman Classic, the Pats stumbled badly for a couple of ...

Cougars end Rangers’ year at Elizabethtown

Hardin County’s home standing Cougars shocked Joppa’s Rangers with a stunning reversal of form, coming back from a 24-12 halftime deficit to snatch a 48-31 regional tournament win from the ...

The Tom Brady Invitational!

All right, let’s dispense with the banter. Tom Brady is the best ever. The comeback Sunday in Super Bowl 51 was amazing, but hardly surprising. When the Falcons didn’t run the ball with l ...

Troutt advances to IHSA Girls Bowling sectionals

Massac County senior Emilee Troutt advanced to the IHSA Girls Bowling sectionals to be held at Belleville’s Bel-Air Lanes this Saturday. Herrin’s powerful Tiger team was the top qualifier ...

Pats break skid with three game streak

After losing four straight games coming out of the Superman Classic, the Massac County Patriots seem to have righted the ship in ripping off three straight wins. All three wins have been noteworthy t ...

Century takes down Joppa in thriller

With Kaleb Cox and Hunter Johnson being honored for their 1000th points in their Rangers careers and a host of military veterans being honored prior to game time, it might have been easy to forget abo ...

Pats fall to Calloway, Murphy and Marion

The rough patch for Massac County’s Patriots continued as the boys lost a tough one down at Murray to Calloway County 69-62, got thumped 63-49 at Murphysboro and lost a really hard fought game a ...

STATE CHAMPS

 Lady Trojans ‘Get it Done!’ Compared to their first two games at Rend Lake, Saturday’s championship win over Herrin wasn?t nearly as pretty, but it sure looks good in the recor ...

Rangers go two and three at tourney

Joppa’s Rangers went into Egyptian’s Mid-Winter Tournament on a roll. But they knew that the competition would be just a tad sterner than some of the teams they had faced coming in. Centu ...

Ball competes in bowling sectional

The preparatory remarks that Dakota Ball got from his coaches and several other folks prior to his competing in the IHSA bowling sectionals at Camelot Lanes in Collinsville didn’t quite do the r ...

Kendall sets Joppa high scoring mark

Joppa Lady Ranger Hailey Kendall set the all time scoring mark for Joppa High School on Jan. 17 when she poured in 31 points against Century to surpass Molly Stephens who had held the mark at 1861 car ...

Lady Trojans reach semis at Rend Lake

By virtue of their convincing 42-23 win over Benton, Massac County’s Junior High Lady Trojans found themselves assured of no worse than a fourth place finish in the SIJHSSA Class L [large schools] tournament h ...

Hoop Shoot winners announced

At halftime of last Friday’s West Frankfort boys’ game, the Metropolis Elks Lodge announced the winners of this year’s Hoop Shoot activities. The competition was held Dec. 11, and t ...

Pats rally past Red Birds in overtime

In a surprising reversal of fortunes, Massac County’s Patriots got hot at the foul line just when West Frankfort’s Red Birds went stone cold and the result was a thrilling come-from-behind ...

Joppa wins Dongola round robin tourney

Joppa’s Rangers brought home the first trophy the basketball team has seen in a while as they took first place in the Dongola Holiday Tournament. The win was not without controversy, however; a ...

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 ...

Opinion

Moving oh soooo slooooowly

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 ...

Massac Memo: Walking in the woods

Since my retirement several years ago, I have been trying to walk as much as possible.  It may not be the best possible exercise, and maybe I should be doing something more strenuous, but walking ...

Massac Memo: To weddings we go

Weddings in the Wills family have always been low-key affairs. That is, until the younger generation came along.
This past year, Carolyn and I had the pleasure of traveling around the eastern United S ...

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 ...

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