editor's pick
  • 0

When Faith Jones became the sponsor of the Massac County High School student council, she told her students she wanted them to do more for the community.

editor's pick
  • 0

When Gary Hamm became supervisor of assessments, Massac Countians had submitted 280 complaints concerning their property tax assessment that year.

editor's pick
  • 0

Massac County officials who were voted into office during the Nov. 3 election were sworn into those offices during a ceremony Tuesday morning. Massac County Judge Cord Wittig (not pictured) conducted the swearing-in ceremony in the large courtroom of the Massac County Courthouse. Taking the …

editor's pick
  • 0

Employees with Link Warren Enterprises continue their work on the Washington Park gazebo this week. Attention now turns to the structure's top as a new metal roof is installed. The work will take a few days as it is almost all triangle cuts. The roof's copper color will lighten over time. A …

  • 0

We are quickly approaching the end of 2020 which, needless to say, has been a very tumultuous year! I’m guessing that there won’t be a lot of fond memories from this year other that the individual events and celebrations we may have had within our families and small circle of friends.

editor's pick
  • 0

The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Massac Memorial Hospital for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care during a ceremony held Nov. 17 during ICAHN’s annual conference via Zoom.

editor's pick
  • 0

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Massac County, Massac County Sheriff Chad Kaylor informed the Massac County Commission on Monday that procedures at the Massac County Courthouse will change starting Monday, Nov. 30.

editor's pick
  • 0

Deciding to err on the side of caution, Joppa-Maple Grove Unit School District administration and board of education made the decision Sunday evening to place their students on full remote learning.

editor's pick
  • 0

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 11th, and final article, in a series examining how local school districts are handling instruction in the era of COVID-19.

editor's pick
  • 0

COVID-19 may have cancelled a few traditional holiday events around Metropolis, but it hasn’t taken away the Christmas spirit. City of Metropolis workers, on behalf of the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, installed the tree near the Superman statue Monday morning. This year’s tree is being sp…

  • 0

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We may have to be celebrating in smaller groupings, but we still have things to be thankful about. Many blessings to each and everyone.

editor's pick
  • 0

Massac Memorial Hospital Foundation received a $9000 contribution from City National Bank on Nov. 17. CNB senior vice president Jared Quint (center) made the donation to MMH CEO Richard Goins (right) and Austin Elliott, MMH's philanthropy and marketing manager. Incorporated in 2008, the MMH …

editor's pick
  • 0

The Metropolis Tour of Homes & Open House hosted by the Massac County Historical Society has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, in accordance with the governor’s mandate, the Curtis Home is closed to visitors. The Massac County Historical Society will not …

editor's pick
  • 0

When Girl Scout Troop 8029 leaders Kathy Martin and Lori Rottmann started talking a few months ago about continuing their girls’ third Saturday of November tradition of helping others, Rottmann never dreamed they would be Collecting for COPE without her friend.

editor's pick
  • 0

Dr. Jonathan Walters communicates with a patient via the Telehealth program now available through Massac Memorial Hospital. The program was established to expand access to care during the COVID-19 crisis. It allows patients to connect with their clinicians virtually. “The launch of our virtu…

editor's pick
  • 0

While the business office of the Metropolis Planet has moved to its parent company in Paducah, its phone number — 524-2141 — can still be used by those needing assistance.

editor's pick
  • 0

Hope Unlimited in Metropolis was one of four southern Illinois organizations to benefit from a grant recently received by Legence Bank. The bank, headquartered in Eldorado, was a recipient of a $16,000 grant through a partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB) for COVID-19 nei…

editor's pick
  • 0

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will hold public meetings to discuss the state’s ongoing effort to update the State Water Plan. The live question and answer sessions, which will be held virtually, are slated for Dec. 1-3.

editor's pick
  • 0

As families struggle to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, supplementing paychecks can be difficult.  The Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) may help.  New income guidelines have been announced for the program.

editor's pick
  • 0

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 10th in a series examining how local school districts are handling instruction in the era of COVID-19. The 11th story will appear in next week’s edition.

  • 0

I’m sorry if you searched high and low for my article last week, but I had internet problems. Always remember if you don’t see my article in the paper to check online at the Planet for it. It seems with the election over all the different community news articles are still not getting publish…

  • 0

Gretchen Wemhoener Johnston, of Nashville, Tennessee, recently received a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Vanderbilt University.

editor's pick
  • 0

Cottie Harris, of West Frankfort, talks with a family from Graves County at Fort Massac State Park. Harris plays music on a wooden flute similar to ones used by Native Americans on the western frontier. Harris is a member of the Massiac Marines, a group which demonstrates life in the time of…

editor's pick
  • 0

Nathan Bailey and his grandmother Kate Sickling spent their Election Day at the polling location of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Perks as election judges. Bailey is a Democrat. Sickling is a Republican.

editor's pick
  • 0

Once again, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the state has issued guidance of limiting groups to 10 people.

editor's pick
  • 0

Happy Hearts Senior Center, 711 Market St, Metropolis, will be the site of a Compare 2021 Medicare Part D Plan consultation service on Monday, Nov. 23. The service is by appointment only. Participants should bring their Medicare card and a list of medications. For more information, call 524-9755.

editor's pick
  • 0

Many offices and local businesses will be closed Thursday and/or Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of Thanksgiving.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

editor's pick
  • 0

Massac County officials who were voted into office during the Nov. 3 election were sworn into those offices during a ceremony Tuesday morning. Massac County Judge Cord Wittig (not pictured) conducted the swearing-in ceremony in the large courtroom of the Massac County Courthouse. Taking the …

editor's pick
  • 0

Employees with Link Warren Enterprises continue their work on the Washington Park gazebo this week. Attention now turns to the structure's top as a new metal roof is installed. The work will take a few days as it is almost all triangle cuts. The roof's copper color will lighten over time. A …

  • 0

We are quickly approaching the end of 2020 which, needless to say, has been a very tumultuous year! I’m guessing that there won’t be a lot of fond memories from this year other that the individual events and celebrations we may have had within our families and small circle of friends.

editor's pick
  • 0

The Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) recently recognized Massac Memorial Hospital for its ongoing commitment to exceptional quality of care during a ceremony held Nov. 17 during ICAHN’s annual conference via Zoom.

editor's pick
  • 0

With the number of COVID-19 cases rising in Massac County, Massac County Sheriff Chad Kaylor informed the Massac County Commission on Monday that procedures at the Massac County Courthouse will change starting Monday, Nov. 30.

editor's pick
  • 0

Deciding to err on the side of caution, Joppa-Maple Grove Unit School District administration and board of education made the decision Sunday evening to place their students on full remote learning.

editor's pick
  • 0

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 11th, and final article, in a series examining how local school districts are handling instruction in the era of COVID-19.

editor's pick
  • 0

COVID-19 may have cancelled a few traditional holiday events around Metropolis, but it hasn’t taken away the Christmas spirit. City of Metropolis workers, on behalf of the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce, installed the tree near the Superman statue Monday morning. This year’s tree is being sp…

  • 0

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We may have to be celebrating in smaller groupings, but we still have things to be thankful about. Many blessings to each and everyone.

editor's pick
  • 0

Massac Memorial Hospital Foundation received a $9000 contribution from City National Bank on Nov. 17. CNB senior vice president Jared Quint (center) made the donation to MMH CEO Richard Goins (right) and Austin Elliott, MMH's philanthropy and marketing manager. Incorporated in 2008, the MMH …

editor's pick
  • 0

The Metropolis Tour of Homes & Open House hosted by the Massac County Historical Society has been cancelled for 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, in accordance with the governor’s mandate, the Curtis Home is closed to visitors. The Massac County Historical Society will not …

editor's pick
  • 0

When Girl Scout Troop 8029 leaders Kathy Martin and Lori Rottmann started talking a few months ago about continuing their girls’ third Saturday of November tradition of helping others, Rottmann never dreamed they would be Collecting for COPE without her friend.

editor's pick
  • 0

Dr. Jonathan Walters communicates with a patient via the Telehealth program now available through Massac Memorial Hospital. The program was established to expand access to care during the COVID-19 crisis. It allows patients to connect with their clinicians virtually. “The launch of our virtu…

editor's pick
  • 0

While the business office of the Metropolis Planet has moved to its parent company in Paducah, its phone number — 524-2141 — can still be used by those needing assistance.

editor's pick
  • 0

Hope Unlimited in Metropolis was one of four southern Illinois organizations to benefit from a grant recently received by Legence Bank. The bank, headquartered in Eldorado, was a recipient of a $16,000 grant through a partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB) for COVID-19 nei…

editor's pick
  • 0

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) will hold public meetings to discuss the state’s ongoing effort to update the State Water Plan. The live question and answer sessions, which will be held virtually, are slated for Dec. 1-3.

editor's pick
  • 0

As families struggle to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, supplementing paychecks can be difficult.  The Women Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC) may help.  New income guidelines have been announced for the program.

editor's pick
  • 0

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the 10th in a series examining how local school districts are handling instruction in the era of COVID-19. The 11th story will appear in next week’s edition.

  • 0

I’m sorry if you searched high and low for my article last week, but I had internet problems. Always remember if you don’t see my article in the paper to check online at the Planet for it. It seems with the election over all the different community news articles are still not getting publish…

  • 0

Gretchen Wemhoener Johnston, of Nashville, Tennessee, recently received a Ph.D. in biochemistry at Vanderbilt University.

editor's pick
  • 0

Cottie Harris, of West Frankfort, talks with a family from Graves County at Fort Massac State Park. Harris plays music on a wooden flute similar to ones used by Native Americans on the western frontier. Harris is a member of the Massiac Marines, a group which demonstrates life in the time of…

editor's pick
  • 0

Nathan Bailey and his grandmother Kate Sickling spent their Election Day at the polling location of Maple Grove Baptist Church in Perks as election judges. Bailey is a Democrat. Sickling is a Republican.

editor's pick
  • 0

Once again, due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, the state has issued guidance of limiting groups to 10 people.

editor's pick
  • 0

Happy Hearts Senior Center, 711 Market St, Metropolis, will be the site of a Compare 2021 Medicare Part D Plan consultation service on Monday, Nov. 23. The service is by appointment only. Participants should bring their Medicare card and a list of medications. For more information, call 524-9755.

editor's pick
  • 0

Many offices and local businesses will be closed Thursday and/or Friday, Nov. 26-27, in observance of Thanksgiving.

  • 0

SPRINGFIELD — A bipartisan group of governors from seven Midwestern states, including Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, issued a joint plea Tuesday for residents of their states to take precautions against the spread of COVID-19 over the upcoming holiday weekend, even if that means avoiding travel …

editor's pick
  • 0

Dredge boats have been utilizing the low water during this late summer and early fall to bring up sand and transfer it to barges to be used to make cement and other products.  The shallowness of the Ohio River in this area makes it ideal to pull sand from the bottom.

editor's pick
  • 0

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Friday that Driver Services facilities statewide are closed to the public for in-person transactions effective Tuesday, Nov. 17, through Saturday, Dec. 5, due to the worsening COVID-19 pandemic.

editor's pick
  • 0

As families struggle to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic, supplementing paychecks can be difficult.

  • 0

The early church began as a small group of Christians who believed in God and the Bible and considered their faith as their highest priority. However, we have sadly observed in recent years, a significant decline in morality and a falling away from the awareness and reverence for the Almighty.

editor's pick
  • 0

City National Bank recently donated $1500 to the Metropolis Rotary Club to be used for food for the community. The Rotary will use the money to buy groceries and place the items in small shelters located at the corner of Girard and Sixth streets in Metropolis; the Brookport library; and at F…