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Glass aces #11 hole at Metropolis Country Club

A hole in one in golf is a peculiar thing. If you watch the PGA Tour players you might think it’s a commonplace occurrence but it’s far from it. The odds against the average player scoring ...

Meet the Patriots is Friday

Staff Report The public is invited to meet the 2016-17 Patriots basketball team Friday night, Nov. 18. Games are slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is $3 for adults and $2 for students. Co ...

MCHS bowling team opens season against Marion

Massac County’s Patriot bowling team kicked off its new season last week at home with a match against Marion. The varsity lost its match to the Wildcats by a pinfall count of 2532-2227 and the ...

Youth football plays jamboree-style

Press Release On Saturday the Massac County Youth Flag Football league traded in a normal day of play for a fast-paced Jamboree style day of games where all teams in each age group had the opportunit ...

Columbia too tall, too tough for Massac

At the time of their meeting, the Columbia Eagles volleyball team was undefeated and the top seed in the Mascoutah Class AAA sectional tournament.  They showed the fans in attendance why. The ov ...

Sports On My Planet: Sports shorts and more

We’ve got a lot to talk about here. The IHSA fall sports are winding down with some in playoff mode. Lady Patriot Hannah Lloyd ran last weekend at Edwardsville in the Class A cross country sect ...

Meet the basketball Lady Patriots set for Nov. 8

Without getting too political here, maybe a good way to “get the taste out of your mouth” after voting next Tuesday would be to come out and meet the 2016-17 edition of Lady Patriots baske ...

‘The Toledo Rocket’ captured many hearts

Senior Patriot quarterback/football player Micah Skidmore was born in Toledo, Ohio moving to Metropolis between his eighth grade and freshman school years. If you follow college sports, you know that ...

MCHS volleyball team sweeps regional title

For the third time in the last four years, Massac County’s Lady Patriots volleyball team are the class 3A regional champions. The ladies turned in a very businesslike, straight set win over Her ...

Youth flag football continues Saturday

Press Release It was another beautiful and exciting Saturday afternoon as all six teams in the Massac County Flag Football League took the field.   In the first and secondgrade division, the Chi ...

MCHS volleyball wrapping up another great season

The 2016 version of Massac County High School volleyball is about to put the regular season to bed and it has been another standout year for Coach Zach Miller and his crew. The Lady Pats polished off ...

Girls golf is on a roll

The Massac County golf juggernaut rolls on. For the 13th time in 14 years, the Lady Patriots won their regional IHSA tournament. This one came at West Frankfort’s Franklin County Golf Club. The ...

MJHS Lady Trojans take Class L championship

The Massac Junior High School (MJHS) Lady Trojans softball team wrapped up a 20-2-2 season with a convincing, five inning 11-1 win over West Frankfort to capture the SIJHSSA Class L championship held ...

Patriots fall 61-6 at Harrisburg

     “Just keep playin’!” Being a Tennessee Volunteer football fan and watching the first half of this past Saturday’s game against the Florida Gators, tho ...

MCHS soccer team ties St. Mary, rolls Harrisburg

The Patriots boys team endured a disappointing 4-4 tie at St. Mary but then bounced back to roll over the visiting Harrisburg Bulldogs 9-0 on Seniors Day. After a red hot first half by the Pats, led ...

Red Devils too much for Patriots

Not much went right last Friday night for Massac County.  The weather was uncooperative for the homecoming festivities and the Red Devils from Murphysboro were downright antagonistic on the field ...

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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