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The Love Family recently made a donation of $1,000 in memory of Nanette Foreman Love to Project Hope Humane Society in Metropolis. The family has operated McDonald’s restaurants in western Kentucky and southern Illinois for more than 40 years. Love had a special place in her heart for animal…

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The Love Family recently made a donation of $1,000 in memory of Nanette Foreman Love to Project Hope Humane Society in Metropolis. The family has operated McDonald’s restaurants in western Kentucky and southern Illinois for more than 40 years. Love had a special place in her heart for animal…

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Representatives of a local church with dwindling membership and resources sought the city’s help Monday in resolving what has been a long-standing problem regarding upkeep of property.

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The cruiser of M6 Massac County Deputy Robert McCutcheon led his funeral processional from First Baptist Church to the cemetery last Friday in Metropolis. The cruiser was followed by multiple law enforcement and fire department vehicles from southern Illinois and western Kentucky. After a “l…

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OK, we’re about to head into August, ready or not. I, for one, am not.

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I hope everyone didn’t keep searching the paper last week for my article. I was on vacation and just decided to take a vacation from my article, too.

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Pastor Zachery Tomkinson reports First Christian Church in Brookport received $1,000 from a SIH COVID Relief Grant. The funds will go towards the clothing boutique and the church’s food pantry. He appreciates the opportunity to better assist the community.

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Students in Massac Unit 1 and Joppa-Maple Grove 38 districts will return to class Aug. 17, in calendars approved Monday night by the respective school boards.

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Storms raging in the north with Comet Neowise hanging above it all at Mermet Lake outside of Metropolis. Its closest approach to Earth occurred July 15.

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It is the dream of almost every little boy to play a professional sport.How many times did you play in the backyard and imagine you were up in the bottom of the ninth inning in the last game of the World Series with the game on the line?

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Due to the increase in COVID-19 positivity numbers in the Southern Seven County area, Southern Seven Head Start (S7HS) has decided to temporarily close its Early Head Start center-based services effective Tuesday, July 21. Early Head Start, a year round program that serves children age birth…

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No fair food, no greased pig, no moos or bleats welcoming visitors to the youth fairgrounds, but the fair went on. Very few fairs are being held in Illinois this year, due to Covid 19. But, kids are still caring for their livestock, still riding their horses, still growing flowers and crops,…

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The Elijah P. Curtis Home, located at 405 Market St. in Metropolis, has resumed regular open hours with COVID-19 precautions. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Those coming to see the home are asked to be in small groups, wear masks and maintain social distance. Tours at other tim…

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Brookport Fire Chief Bill Copley was proud to accept, with the approval of council members, the donation of fire equipment from Morris and Sandwich fire districts. The equpiment included an air conditioned trailer that can be used as a command center, a rescue truck and a rescue boat. Tools …

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Happy birthday to Alex Reames, Chris McGinness, Stacey Reames, Carl Blanchard and Danielle Meyer. Hope you all had wonderful birthdays.

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While the summertime festival known as Barbecue on the River has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, organizers are planning an “off the river” event to take its place.

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Shawnee Community College (SCC) is ready to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester. The return will be noticeably different from the traditional fall return due to changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The college administration recently relea…

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On Monday, the dairy barn at the Massac County Fairgrounds was dedicated to someone special to the Massac County Youth Fair. The barn will now be called the Dale Walter Dairy Barn in honor of Dale Walter, a founding member of the Youth Fair. Pictured with Walter are members of the Youth Fair board.

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Massac County Treasurer Jody Haverkamp has announced that real estate bills for the 2019 taxing cycle will be mailed before July 21. The first installment will be due Aug. 21, and the second installment will be Oct. 9.

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Metropolis resident and 2020 Massac County High School (MCHS) graduate Madison Giltner has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship award by the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA). The city of Metropolis has matched this amount with its own check for $1,000, bringing the total …

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As the Paducah community slowly works to participate in an altered community lifestyle, brought on by a terrible world pandemic, organizations like The Yeiser Art Center have a formidable task in helping to bring back community engagement, safely, with all the COVID-19 guidelines in place.

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University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences announces Spring 2020 Dean’s List

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The tractors will be rolling into town this weekend during the 2020 Massac County Youth Fair Tractor and Farm Machinery Show. This year’s show will feature Allis-Chalmers tractors and equipment.

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SPRINGFIELD — Days after the governor donated $51.5 million of his personal fortune to a committee supporting a graduated income tax constitutional amendment, a new coalition has begun an effort to defeat the measure.

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Matthew Durham and Marife Scott, employees of the Fort Massac Tourist Information Center, near Interstate 24 in Metropolis, have recently been certified as professional travel counselors for the state of Illinois by the U.S. Travel Association and National Council of State Tourism Directors.

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The Massac County Soil and Water District is announcing the FY20 Partners for Conservation (PFC) sign-up period now until July 31. PFC is a cost-share program in which the state provides up to 75% of the cost of installing certain conservation practices.

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State Rep. Patrick Windhorst and the Metropolis Police Department will host a free prescription drug drop-off event on Wednesday, July 15 at the Metropolis Police Department, located at 1020 Broadway St.

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Joppa Maple Grove School District will sponsor a Child Find on Thursday, July 30 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., at Joppa Maple Grove Elementary School Library. Preschool children ages 3-5 who reside in the Joppa Maple Grove School district need to be screened.

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The awful humidity continues as we begin July. From what the weather man is forecasting, we are going to have a hot and humid month with a few scattered showers. We will just have to pace ourselves when outside, keep hydrated, keep an eye on our pets and neighbors, and just try to stay as co…

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on July 5 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on June 19 a warning to consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products labeled to contain etha…

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Let’s start with birthdays this week. Give Darlene Troutt a big shout out today. Cheryl Nix celebrates July 11. Both Clint Bryant and Daniel Rucker are a year older July 12. Gloria McGhee has another birthday July 14 and Keith Rodgers and Brandon Workman will put another notch on their belts…

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Summer officially arrived on paper last week, and you can feel it now. How many others are hating the humidity? At least our temperatures have remained in the low 90’s, hopefully not getting too much higher. Our scattered showers are welcomed for the flowers, gardens, and crops. I hope every…

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After several weeks of only seven cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Massac County, that number has increased to 11 since June 24. The new cases include:

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The City of Metropolis’ Public Works Department was one of three first-place winners in Illinois’ Julie One Call/811 Call Before You Dig photo contest sponsored by Paradigm Liaison Services. The contest asked participants to submit photos displaying 811 banners. The win gives the Public Work…

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Baylee Kelley, a junior at Marion High School and member of the Metropolis County Club, made her first hole-in-one playing golf. The feat happened at a tournament on Sunday at the Franklin County Country Club.

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The Love Family recently made a donation of $1,000 in memory of Nanette Foreman Love to Project Hope Humane Society in Metropolis. The family has operated McDonald’s restaurants in western Kentucky and southern Illinois for more than 40 years. Love had a special place in her heart for animal…

editor's pick
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Representatives of a local church with dwindling membership and resources sought the city’s help Monday in resolving what has been a long-standing problem regarding upkeep of property.

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The cruiser of M6 Massac County Deputy Robert McCutcheon led his funeral processional from First Baptist Church to the cemetery last Friday in Metropolis. The cruiser was followed by multiple law enforcement and fire department vehicles from southern Illinois and western Kentucky. After a “l…

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OK, we’re about to head into August, ready or not. I, for one, am not.

  • 0

I hope everyone didn’t keep searching the paper last week for my article. I was on vacation and just decided to take a vacation from my article, too.

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Pastor Zachery Tomkinson reports First Christian Church in Brookport received $1,000 from a SIH COVID Relief Grant. The funds will go towards the clothing boutique and the church’s food pantry. He appreciates the opportunity to better assist the community.

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Storms raging in the north with Comet Neowise hanging above it all at Mermet Lake outside of Metropolis. Its closest approach to Earth occurred July 15.

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It is the dream of almost every little boy to play a professional sport.How many times did you play in the backyard and imagine you were up in the bottom of the ninth inning in the last game of the World Series with the game on the line?

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Due to the increase in COVID-19 positivity numbers in the Southern Seven County area, Southern Seven Head Start (S7HS) has decided to temporarily close its Early Head Start center-based services effective Tuesday, July 21. Early Head Start, a year round program that serves children age birth…

  • 0

No fair food, no greased pig, no moos or bleats welcoming visitors to the youth fairgrounds, but the fair went on. Very few fairs are being held in Illinois this year, due to Covid 19. But, kids are still caring for their livestock, still riding their horses, still growing flowers and crops,…

  • 0

The Elijah P. Curtis Home, located at 405 Market St. in Metropolis, has resumed regular open hours with COVID-19 precautions. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Those coming to see the home are asked to be in small groups, wear masks and maintain social distance. Tours at other tim…

  • 0

Brookport Fire Chief Bill Copley was proud to accept, with the approval of council members, the donation of fire equipment from Morris and Sandwich fire districts. The equpiment included an air conditioned trailer that can be used as a command center, a rescue truck and a rescue boat. Tools …

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Happy birthday to Alex Reames, Chris McGinness, Stacey Reames, Carl Blanchard and Danielle Meyer. Hope you all had wonderful birthdays.

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While the summertime festival known as Barbecue on the River has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, organizers are planning an “off the river” event to take its place.

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Shawnee Community College (SCC) is ready to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester. The return will be noticeably different from the traditional fall return due to changes necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The college administration recently relea…

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On Monday, the dairy barn at the Massac County Fairgrounds was dedicated to someone special to the Massac County Youth Fair. The barn will now be called the Dale Walter Dairy Barn in honor of Dale Walter, a founding member of the Youth Fair. Pictured with Walter are members of the Youth Fair board.

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Massac County Treasurer Jody Haverkamp has announced that real estate bills for the 2019 taxing cycle will be mailed before July 21. The first installment will be due Aug. 21, and the second installment will be Oct. 9.

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Metropolis resident and 2020 Massac County High School (MCHS) graduate Madison Giltner has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship award by the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association (IMUA). The city of Metropolis has matched this amount with its own check for $1,000, bringing the total …

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Been having trouble getting my news in on time, bear with me folks...

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As the Paducah community slowly works to participate in an altered community lifestyle, brought on by a terrible world pandemic, organizations like The Yeiser Art Center have a formidable task in helping to bring back community engagement, safely, with all the COVID-19 guidelines in place.

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University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences announces Spring 2020 Dean’s List

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The tractors will be rolling into town this weekend during the 2020 Massac County Youth Fair Tractor and Farm Machinery Show. This year’s show will feature Allis-Chalmers tractors and equipment.

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SPRINGFIELD — Days after the governor donated $51.5 million of his personal fortune to a committee supporting a graduated income tax constitutional amendment, a new coalition has begun an effort to defeat the measure.

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Matthew Durham and Marife Scott, employees of the Fort Massac Tourist Information Center, near Interstate 24 in Metropolis, have recently been certified as professional travel counselors for the state of Illinois by the U.S. Travel Association and National Council of State Tourism Directors.

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The Massac County Soil and Water District is announcing the FY20 Partners for Conservation (PFC) sign-up period now until July 31. PFC is a cost-share program in which the state provides up to 75% of the cost of installing certain conservation practices.

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State Rep. Patrick Windhorst and the Metropolis Police Department will host a free prescription drug drop-off event on Wednesday, July 15 at the Metropolis Police Department, located at 1020 Broadway St.

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Joppa Maple Grove School District will sponsor a Child Find on Thursday, July 30 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., at Joppa Maple Grove Elementary School Library. Preschool children ages 3-5 who reside in the Joppa Maple Grove School district need to be screened.

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The awful humidity continues as we begin July. From what the weather man is forecasting, we are going to have a hot and humid month with a few scattered showers. We will just have to pace ourselves when outside, keep hydrated, keep an eye on our pets and neighbors, and just try to stay as co…

  • 0

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a report on July 5 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on June 19 a warning to consumers and health care providers that the agency has seen a sharp increase in hand sanitizer products labeled to contain etha…

  • 0

Let’s start with birthdays this week. Give Darlene Troutt a big shout out today. Cheryl Nix celebrates July 11. Both Clint Bryant and Daniel Rucker are a year older July 12. Gloria McGhee has another birthday July 14 and Keith Rodgers and Brandon Workman will put another notch on their belts…

  • 0

Summer officially arrived on paper last week, and you can feel it now. How many others are hating the humidity? At least our temperatures have remained in the low 90’s, hopefully not getting too much higher. Our scattered showers are welcomed for the flowers, gardens, and crops. I hope every…

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After several weeks of only seven cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Massac County, that number has increased to 11 since June 24. The new cases include:

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The City of Metropolis’ Public Works Department was one of three first-place winners in Illinois’ Julie One Call/811 Call Before You Dig photo contest sponsored by Paradigm Liaison Services. The contest asked participants to submit photos displaying 811 banners. The win gives the Public Work…

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Baylee Kelley, a junior at Marion High School and member of the Metropolis County Club, made her first hole-in-one playing golf. The feat happened at a tournament on Sunday at the Franklin County Country Club.

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On Saturday, June 27 at 9:35 p.m. Jose G. Coronel-Bautista, 27, of Nashville, Tennessee was driving a red 2003 Ford F250 truck on the ramp from U.S. 45 onto Interstate 24 westbound when it left the roadway to the right. Coronel-Bautista over corrected and swerved off the roadway to the left …

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In this time of COVID-19, is it possible to hold a county fair? In Massac County, the answer is yes. The Massac County Youth Fair will be July 11-18 on the fairgrounds, 4476 Korte Road, west of Massac County High School.

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Happy 4th of July. People are already celebrating. Fireworks have been going off all over the neighborhood the last two days with no accidents that I have heard. I suspect this Saturday will be a big day for the explosions and noise. I’ll be looking.

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Beginning in May 2021, the Metropolis city treasurer will no longer be an elected position by the residents, but will be appointed by the mayor with the approval of the city council. 65 ILCS 5/3.1-20-5 allows municipalities with under 10,000 residents to use an appointed treasurer.

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During this time of year, you might look out your window to see bees and butterflies buzzing around nearby flowers, moving from one plant to the next, pollinating along the way. Many of the fruits and vegetables we enjoy in the summer are a result of the important work these insects do.

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Reaching for Kids and Youth of Massac County has been supplying two meals per day during the month of June to the families of the program’s after school students. Adding a third meal in July has created a need for additional funding. Pictured, on the right, is Dr. Stephen Miller, Kiwanis Clu…