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Academic Awards Ceremony (AAC) scholarships have been awarded to 14 high school seniors at Massac County and Joppa high schools for the second time in a non-traditional way.

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For many, it had become a time to be with others and enjoy a meal.

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For decades, folks have spent a day of their summer at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church enjoying friends, fellowship and barbecue

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I spend a lot of time writing, and I try to present a balance of optimism and reality. This is becoming more difficult as we are constantly bombarded with so many things we do not understand. Even more disturbing is to consider how much negativity is going on that we are not aware of.

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True summer weather continues. Warm muggy days with those occasional downpours. It would be so much more beneficial if we could get a steady rain for a day to soak in instead of running off and flooding creeks, fields and roads. It’s amazing to see that we can get a downpour here on the ridg…

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All Brookport City Council members voted to include the new federal holiday Juneteenth to the holiday schedule for employees beginning in 2022 at the July 13 regular city council meeting. Veterans Day can still be used as part of the Thanksgiving holiday should the employee prefer.

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I saw pictures on Facebook and the news of all the “lake front” properties after the weekend rains. My back yard usually gets flooded, too, but cars don’t wash into it. There have been many gully washers around the world as well. Whether it is climate change or epoch cycling, I don’t know, b…

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UNION CITY, Tenn. — The Antique Tractor Show is returning to Discovery Park of America for the fifth year. The event, sponsored by Blue Bank Resort and First Choice Farm & Lawn — Kubota, will be held on Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7.

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URBANA — As the air conditioners crank up this summer, so do the watering needs of the garden. Watering is one the simplest and most routine gardening tasks, but there are ways to make it more efficient.

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Joppa-Maple Grove Unit School District 38 students can expect to be at school every day of the 2021-22 school year. Students will be in class five days a week from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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When Lilly Thompson presented her first Period Project donation to Massac County High School back in March, she probably didn't anticipate what the next four months would bring.

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Ask people about Charles Barfield, and you’ll see some common attributes pop up — knowledgable, level-headed, respected, civil-service minded, helpful, personable, light-hearted, loved to laugh, gentleman, great integrity, public servant, great friend, hard worker, rock steady, quick with a …

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Twenty-eight Massac County residents will soon receive a summons in the mail after Massac County commissioners Jerel Childers and Jayson Farmer drew out the names for a new grand jury.

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The city of Metropolis took action Monday night to file a lawsuit against Honeywell to force cleanup of possible contamination.

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Maple Grove Elementary School held a science fair before the end of the 2020-21 school year. Open to fourth- through sixth-graders, the event was sponsored by the Lafarge Joppa plant, which donated $1500 to the school to support a pizza party for all students in celebration of their work in …

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When the Southern Seven Health Department posted its week of July 2 COVID-19 statistics, Massac County had three confirmed cases.

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I’ve just finished reading Mitch Album’s novel, “The Time Keeper,” which has led me to reflect upon something I actually devote a lot of attention to — namely, time!

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ULLIN — Illinois State Police (ISP) District 22 Commander, Capt. Michael Alvey, has announced the results of the Roadside Safety Check.

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Here it is mid-July already, and school will be starting in August. which is just around the corner. It seems we will be starting from square one after all the remote learning. I’m sure some kids did well working that format, but I suspect a lot of kids did not. Hopefully, the young minds wi…

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Gaining a better understanding of the closure of EEI was the main goal as the Joppa-Maple Grove school board held a special meeting with a Vistra representative Monday night.

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Karnak hosting movies in the parkOutdoor movie night will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Memorial Park in Karnak. Shown will be “I Can Only Imagine.” Concessions will be available.

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Hearts were made happy last week when Happy Hearts Senior Center fully reopened to the public after being closed nearly 16 months due to COVID-19. The first in-house lunch was served Thursday, July 1, with 37 present and 62 home deliveries made. An open house celebration took place Friday, J…

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What is “freedom”? Is it the ability to do whatever you want? If you have a day “free,” it typically means you can spend it how you choose, but while this works in a sense, is that “freedom”?

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July has arrived with a bang as the fireworks were flying like crazy over the weekend. It was great to see so many people shooting them off. I see them as a celebration of our freedom, which is what the Fourth is about. This July has been more eventful than last, time for us to get our lives…

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It was a great day for a parade last Saturday, July 3, sunny and temperate. There might not have been a marching band, but it felt so home town with all the decorated cars, fire trucks and kids in carts. The flags were all up on the poles looking very patriotic. Next year, the other half of …

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There was plenty to do for kids, from fishing for prizes to shooting hoops to throwing horseshoes during the Fourth of July celebration in Brookport. Vendors sold candy, fresh baked goods, jewelry and other sundries. The weather cooperated to make for an enjoyable day.

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I spend a lot of time writing, and I try to present a balance of optimism and reality. This is becoming more difficult as we are constantly bombarded with so many things we do not understand. Even more disturbing is to consider how much negativity is going on that we are not aware of.

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True summer weather continues. Warm muggy days with those occasional downpours. It would be so much more beneficial if we could get a steady rain for a day to soak in instead of running off and flooding creeks, fields and roads. It’s amazing to see that we can get a downpour here on the ridg…

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All Brookport City Council members voted to include the new federal holiday Juneteenth to the holiday schedule for employees beginning in 2022 at the July 13 regular city council meeting. Veterans Day can still be used as part of the Thanksgiving holiday should the employee prefer.

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I saw pictures on Facebook and the news of all the “lake front” properties after the weekend rains. My back yard usually gets flooded, too, but cars don’t wash into it. There have been many gully washers around the world as well. Whether it is climate change or epoch cycling, I don’t know, b…

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UNION CITY, Tenn. — The Antique Tractor Show is returning to Discovery Park of America for the fifth year. The event, sponsored by Blue Bank Resort and First Choice Farm & Lawn — Kubota, will be held on Friday, Aug. 6 and Saturday, Aug. 7.

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URBANA — As the air conditioners crank up this summer, so do the watering needs of the garden. Watering is one the simplest and most routine gardening tasks, but there are ways to make it more efficient.

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Joppa-Maple Grove Unit School District 38 students can expect to be at school every day of the 2021-22 school year. Students will be in class five days a week from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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When Lilly Thompson presented her first Period Project donation to Massac County High School back in March, she probably didn't anticipate what the next four months would bring.

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Ask people about Charles Barfield, and you’ll see some common attributes pop up — knowledgable, level-headed, respected, civil-service minded, helpful, personable, light-hearted, loved to laugh, gentleman, great integrity, public servant, great friend, hard worker, rock steady, quick with a …

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Twenty-eight Massac County residents will soon receive a summons in the mail after Massac County commissioners Jerel Childers and Jayson Farmer drew out the names for a new grand jury.

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The city of Metropolis took action Monday night to file a lawsuit against Honeywell to force cleanup of possible contamination.

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Maple Grove Elementary School held a science fair before the end of the 2020-21 school year. Open to fourth- through sixth-graders, the event was sponsored by the Lafarge Joppa plant, which donated $1500 to the school to support a pizza party for all students in celebration of their work in …

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When the Southern Seven Health Department posted its week of July 2 COVID-19 statistics, Massac County had three confirmed cases.

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I’ve just finished reading Mitch Album’s novel, “The Time Keeper,” which has led me to reflect upon something I actually devote a lot of attention to — namely, time!

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ULLIN — Illinois State Police (ISP) District 22 Commander, Capt. Michael Alvey, has announced the results of the Roadside Safety Check.

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Here it is mid-July already, and school will be starting in August. which is just around the corner. It seems we will be starting from square one after all the remote learning. I’m sure some kids did well working that format, but I suspect a lot of kids did not. Hopefully, the young minds wi…

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Gaining a better understanding of the closure of EEI was the main goal as the Joppa-Maple Grove school board held a special meeting with a Vistra representative Monday night.

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Karnak hosting movies in the parkOutdoor movie night will be held at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at Memorial Park in Karnak. Shown will be “I Can Only Imagine.” Concessions will be available.

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Hearts were made happy last week when Happy Hearts Senior Center fully reopened to the public after being closed nearly 16 months due to COVID-19. The first in-house lunch was served Thursday, July 1, with 37 present and 62 home deliveries made. An open house celebration took place Friday, J…

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What is “freedom”? Is it the ability to do whatever you want? If you have a day “free,” it typically means you can spend it how you choose, but while this works in a sense, is that “freedom”?

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July has arrived with a bang as the fireworks were flying like crazy over the weekend. It was great to see so many people shooting them off. I see them as a celebration of our freedom, which is what the Fourth is about. This July has been more eventful than last, time for us to get our lives…

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It was a great day for a parade last Saturday, July 3, sunny and temperate. There might not have been a marching band, but it felt so home town with all the decorated cars, fire trucks and kids in carts. The flags were all up on the poles looking very patriotic. Next year, the other half of …

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There was plenty to do for kids, from fishing for prizes to shooting hoops to throwing horseshoes during the Fourth of July celebration in Brookport. Vendors sold candy, fresh baked goods, jewelry and other sundries. The weather cooperated to make for an enjoyable day.

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I sure hope this week of hot and humid isn’t going to be majority of what the rest of our summer will experience. We sure could have used some rain this past week, but it sounds like we for sure should get some later this week. At least our holiday weekend will be much cooler for all the pic…

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This Saturday will be a day of celebration in Brookport starting with a parade at 5 p.m. and then activities in the park until fireworks at dark. It’s an annual community affair returned after being canceled last year due to the COVID pandemic.

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June 21Metropolis officers were called to an apartment in the 700 block of East 12th Strrts. Officers spoke with the victim at the Speedy Mart. The victim stated her son, who is homeless, was allowed to come inside to shower. The son, Alan D. Taylor, 32, refused to leave. The victim also obs…

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Continuing an action begun at its June 1 meeting, the Massac County Commission on Monday signed a claim to make the approved payment toward a courthouse renovation bond.

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As our spiritual values become more centered on God, it’s normal to start looking forward to our eternal existence. For those who are in Christ, how exciting it is to know that our heavenly Father and His Son Jesus, our loved ones, our new name, our glorified body, inheritance, citizenship a…