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The Civil Air Patrol (CAP) is celebrating its 78th anniversary this week, and Major Gregory Krempasky has announced a new Civil Air Patrol unit is being formed to accomplish the three missions of the organization: aerospace education, emergency services and cadet programs. During the past 18…

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The Soup Group will sing at the annual Senior Citizens Christmas Soiree on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 10:30 a.m. in the church fellowship hall instead of the activity building of Brookport's First Baptist Church. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with a short business meeting at 10 a.m. The program will star…

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The Knights of Columbus Council 1055 will again be helping families in need through its Christmas Basket Program. The Knights of Columbus has worked with agencies in western Kentucky and in Metropolis to get names of individuals to help.

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Don't blink or Christmas will be gone, folks. Where does time go? I just finally found the last one of the Easter eggs, which was hiding really well.

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Massac County Commissioners learned heard at Tuesday morning's meeting the bridge on Hickory Hill Road may be closed in coming weeks.

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Influenza, a.k.a, the flu, isn't just a "bad cold". It can result in serious health complications, such as pneumonia, bacterial infections and can lead to hospitalization -- and sometimes death.

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Good morning everyone on another wonderful Lord's Day here in Reevesville. It's rained so much over the past few days that I believe my yards starting to wrinkle.

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Hello everyone, I hope you didn't eat too much on turkey day. It was kind of wet outside to walk it off, but some of my bunch headed to Paducah for all those deals, so I guess we walked enough.

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December has arrived and I did see just a few snowflakes today. With Christmas almost upon us, I'm hoping we will be seeing a lot more white stuff then. Who else is with me for a White Christmas? A covering of white would be so much more desirable than the cloudy, dreary days we have had lat…

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Metropolis' Rebuilding Together held its 24th annual fundraising banquet on Nov. 23 with a meal provided by members of the Metropolis Elks Lodge 1428.

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At the Massac County Commissioners meeting last Tuesday morning, a five-year dispute over the installation of the courthouse roof was ended.

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Several local organizations are working to make Christmas better for local children, but they need help from the community. Most of the time, the gifts are given anonymously, so the names of the donors and the recipients are not known to each other.

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The Interstate 24 Bridge, which connects Illinois and Kentucky will have a lane closure from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Dec. 9-12.

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There was no fall election this year, but the year winds down and the New Year begins, candidates will gear up for Primary Election Day on Tuesday, March 17.

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Students, political scientists and historians will have easy access to research the long tenure of U.S. Rep. John Shimkus following the completion of his 24-year career in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Shawnee Community College (SCC) recently hosted the Illinois Community College Trustee Association (ICCTA) southern region meeting on the main campus of SCC. The gathering brought together representatives from institutions from the southeast region of Illinois to talk about both current even…

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Massac County Historical Society Annual Tour of Homes and Open House will be Sunday, Dec. 8, from 1 to 4 p.m. This year's tour is full of history, as each building is over a century old. All the stops on the tour are close together, allowing ample time to visit each one, and perhaps also sto…

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SPRINGFIELD -- State education officials are seeking public input on potential significant changes to the annual reading and math tests students take each year.

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Massac County Drug Awareness Coalition's (MCDAC) 2019 Community Education Program honored Massac County students who wrote essays during the annual Red Ribbon Week (RRW), provided a walk-through prevention program and offered a presentation on Juuling by Dr. Jonathan E. Walters.

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Come March 2020 on Election Day, voters in Metropolis will once again have the question to vote on of whether or not to allow a tax increase not to exceed 1 percent on the selling price of tangible personal property. Last time voters were faced with this question, the revenue was to be used …

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The Joppa-Maple Grove (J-MG) school board got its first look at the district's tentative tax levy from J-MG Superintendent Dr. Vicki Artman, who provided a spreadsheet illustrating the tentative tax levy for this year, payable in fiscal year 2021.

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Massac County, as Trustee, has completed its tax deed proceedings on real estate properties which were delinquent for 2015 and mobile homes which were delinquent for 2016 and prior real estate taxes. The County, as Trustee, will now offer for sale the real estate and mobile homes obtained to…

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Golconda author Bunny Lee, right, donates a copy of her book "Abigail Waits" to Metropolis Public Library Director Lori Bruce on Nov. 8. Lee, who has written several mystery books, says the constant reports of children and people being bullied prompted her to write this book, which she says …

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Metropolis Community High School Class of 1979 held it's 40-year class reunion on Oct. 12 at Metropolis Country Club. Seated, from left: Laura McNamara Hoover, Karla Helm Ogle, Teresa Lillie, Mary Medley Parmer, Linda Gragg Ohmes, Angie Schwegman Sivori, Lana Tubbs Windhorst, Laura Sielbeck …

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Monday has arrived dawning a beautiful sunny morning, with blue skies and just about perfect temperatures. Sunshine is a welcomed site after all that rain we received the end of the week. Thanksgiving week is upon us, and we have so much to be thankful for as we share the holiday with family…

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Shawnee Community College's (SCC) winter concert performance is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6, from 7-8 p.m. The concert will feature both classical and contemporary Christmas music selections and will include works by Louis Armstrong, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Gustav Holst and many others.

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I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. May you be blessed with a good meal and pleasant company, for this holiday. If you have any leftovers, think about your neighbors or an elderly person you know to share your good fortune.

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ESTERO, Fla. -- A forgettable first half led to Murray State's second loss of the season on Monday night, 74-63 to La Salle in the opening round of the 2019 Gulf Coast Showcase at Hertz Arena in Estero, Florida.

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SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers passed a legislative fix during the recently adjourned fall veto session which proponents say could help the state realize $380 million in annual tax revenue by increasing compliance with existing online retail transaction tax laws.

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Hey there everyone, on this fine Monday morning. This is the day that the Lord hath made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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The Shawnee Community College (SCC) Criminal Justice class recently visited the Carbondale Police Department (CPD), where Officer Randy Mathis of the CPD gave them a tour. The students who are enrolled in Paul Echols' course at SCC were learning about life in law enforcement.

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High tunnels, or hoop houses, are unheated greenhouse structures that provide fruit and vegetable growers with an opportunity to extend their growing season. These plastic covered structures offer warmer growing conditions in the late fall, winter and early spring and allow for crops to be s…

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Often referred to as evergreens, Christmas trees include different species of firs, spruces and pines, all of which stay green year-round. These trees are grown and harvested in 45 different states.

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Planning ahead for the holidays, the Brookport City Council set several dates at its November meeting. Saturday, Nov. 23 will be the Christmas Bazaar to be held in City Hall from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.. Home baked goods and decorations will be featured as well as other vendors.

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Milleadge Lavern Wessel, 84, of Woodway, formerly of Metropolis, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, surrounded by his loving family.

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Maxine Schneider, 92, of Metropolis, passed away at 4:52 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 surrounded by her family and friends.

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In October, three Massac County youth were awarded highest 4-H honors at banquet in Champaign-Urbana by receiving the Emerald Clover Award. Recipients of the award complete eight or more experiences in one dimension; at least four of those experiences must be beyond the county level plus at …