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Guardian Family receives $8000 donation

Areia Hathcock

 • Wet basement will be repaired After five years of battling a wet and flooding basement and the headaches that come with it, the Guardian Family Services (GFS) shelter now has enough mon ... More

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Positive outlook forecasted for Brookport

“Things are beginning to look up for Brookport,” stated Brookport Mayor John Klaffer during the March 14 city council meeting. Klaffer had just received a letter from Leeann Denny of ...

Area experiences ‘unusal’ weather

Only 16 days into the month of March and the region has seen back-to-back weather events including severe thunderstorms, tornadoes and snow. This is what local Meteorologist Beau Dodson refers to as & ...

Almost 25,000 pounds of electronics collected

The City of Metropolis hosted a electronic recycling event for city residents on March 4 resulting in 24,465 pounds of electronic waste being recycled rather than disposed of in landfills. Clean Earth ...

IDOT announces lane closure on I-24 bridge

Press Release The Illinois Department of Transportation announced Monday that there will be lane closure on the I-24 bridge that carries the interstate over the Ohio River. The closures are scheduled ...

Unit One prepares for $1.7 million cut

Two hand outs and an hour and forty five minutes later, Unit One employees, concerned parents and the public had its first chance to see the potential cuts to the Massac Unit One school district could ...

Benefit spaghetti supper will provide scholarships

Staff Report What better way to satisfy a hungry appetite on Saturday evening than to attend the fifth annual Metropolis Kiwanis and Rotary Scholarship Spaghetti Supper. The supper will be held from ...

Metropolis man arrested after crashing into a home

On Feb. 23, the Metropolis Police Department received a call from a subject stating he was on his way to crash his vehicle into the home of his father in the 1000 block of E. Second Street. Before off ...

County budget back on public display

Tuesday morning, Massac County commissioners placed the proposed 2017 budget back on public display for another 15 days after changes were made to the previous budget. Commissioner Jayson Farmer expla ...

J-MG approves employment agreements

Employment agreements for Bill Biggerstaff, district administrator, and Bill Rogers, interim superintendent, were voted on at Monday’s Joppa-Maple Grove (J-MG) school board meeting. After coming ...

Unit One meeting will deal with cuts

Massac Unit One board members got a brief overview of what is being called the “grand bargain,” at Monday night’s regular board meeting. Smith said legislation that is before the Ill ...

MMH Auxiliary seeks scholarship applications

Press Release Massac Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces it is now accepting from local seniors, scholarship applications for the 2017-18 academic year. Auxiliary President Brandy Meadows said that ...

Stephens waives right to speedy trial

Allan Stephens, 61, was in Massac County Circuit court Tuesday morning for a pre-trial hearing in front of presiding First Circuit Judge Joseph Leberman with his attorneys Jeff Alford and assistant Ab ...

City agrees to pay for courthouse roof repairs

The city of Metropolis is stepping up to the plate to assist the Massac County government with some of the much needed repairs of the county courthouse. The aldermen approved a motion at their Monday ...

Hayes named Unit One superintendent

Last Thursday Massac Unit One School Board held a brief meeting to make a decision regarding the next superintendent. After a short closed session, the board returned to open session to announce Jason ...

Sports

Lady Pats softball team splits pair

The 2016-17 season is a 50-50 proposition so far for new MCHS softball coach Tyson Bormann’s squad.
After an impressive 10-0, four hit shutout over Murray in Massac’s opener, the girls pl ...

Baseball team off to good season start

New Massac County High school Patriot head baseball coach Pat Clark has to like what he’s seen so far with the 2016-17 version of Patriot baseball.
While the program is obviously undergoing som ...

Lady Patriots win Centralia Soccer Tournament

Sports are all about distances. A football field is 100 yards long. It’s 60’6” to the pitcher’s mound on a baseball field. Golf courses are measured in thousands of yards. The ...

March Madness — 2017

March Madness is in full bloom this week as the smaller two classes have whittled things down to their final four.
At Carbondale, in elite eight action, Effingham St. Anthony overcame a 13-point half ...

Opinion

Editorial: Let’s just hope it stays that way

After two recent special meetings called by the Massac Unit One School District, it’s like a tale of two boards.
The first meeting convened on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. and wasn’t over until cl ...

The Way I See It: Fake news. Really?

These last few months national politics have been a roller coaster ride. President Barack Obama is out. President Donald Trump is in. The beginning of the new administration and its relationship with ...

When things get a little heated

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 2000 people lose their lives in residential fires every year in the U.S. A majority of fatal fires happen when families are asleep, so having ...

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