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Southern 7 sets WOW events for FebruarySouthern 7 Health Department, in partnership with Illinois Department of Public Health, will hold a Wellness on Wheels health screening events on: Wednesday, Feb. 8, at The Chocolate Factory in Golconda from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.; Wednesday, Feb. 15, at …

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METROPOLIS, Ill. — Almost a year ago, Metropolis Emergency Management introduced residents to an application called Everbridge, a mass community notification system to help public authorities better communicate with the public in an emergency incident.

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PADUCAH — Chef Sara Bradley, owner of the Freight House restaurant in downtown Paducah, is returning to the culinary competition series “Top Chef” to compete against chefs from around the world in the show’s 20th season for the show’s World All-Stars title.

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PADUCAH — A Crumbl Cookies franchise is set to open in Paducah this spring.

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PADUCAH — Many local or area organizations are receiving non-perishable supplies to further assist families. Organizers have coordinated Surplus Truck to deliver 80,000 pounds of food to Paducah.

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PADUCAH — West Kentucky Community and Technical College officially kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration on Monday, Jan. 30 at the Student Center, recognizing the consolidation of West Kentucky Technical College and Paducah Community College that formed WKCTC.

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As part of an 11-day tour, the American Legion nationwide membership drive caravan rolled into Metropolis on Wednesday, Jan. 18, with 15 members making Post 306 their third-to-last Illinois stop.

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Where the yellow buds of daffodils were just popping out Monday, winter weather made them retreat. Massac County woke up Tuesday to a coating of ice dusted with snow with temperatures hovering around the 20s with wind chills in the single digits. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet closed th…

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Joppa High School seniors can mark May 12 as their big day.

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As I’m writing this, we are awaiting wintry weather over the next couple of evenings. As I listen to the weatherman, it seems we will be getting more sleet than freezing rain or snow, but I always say wait and see what Mother Nature brings. Hopefully, there’ll be no freezing rain that could …

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HENDERSON, Tenn. — Freed-Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the dean’s list for the fall 2022 semester.

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Following a two-year absence, the annual meeting of the Metropolis Area Chamber of Commerce is back on the calendar.

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Following a several years absence, Metropolis once again has a UPS drop-off point. The Super Museum was recently named a UPS Access Point location.

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Here we are into February.

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Members of the Fort Massac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution signed Valentine cards at their recent meeting. They will take the cards and personal care items to veterans at the Anna Veterans Home. Participants included, from left, Janet Maggio, Nancy Worthen-Vaughn, Rita Pa…

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Fluoride makes teeth stronger and helps prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately, many children in rural parts of the United States don’t get enough fluoride either from their water supply or due to lack of dental care.

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CHICAGO — With thousands of Illinoisans failing to take advantage of savings offered by the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and state Earned Income Credit each tax season, Gov. JB Pritzker is reminding qualifying taxpayers to claim these valuable benefits.

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Jan. 22A Metropolis officer stopped a blue Acura on U.S. 45 near I-24 for speeding (65 mph in a 45 mph zone). Police said Christopher R. Taylor, 25, of Ridgely, Tennessee, was charged with speeding and driving while suspended. He was released on bond.

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Mary Smith (second from left), president of the Kiwanis Club of Metropolis, jumpstarts Brody Powell’s goal to collect $2,200 to buy a set of monkey bars for the Brookport Park. The club recently donated $500 for the project. Pictured with Brody and Smith are (from left) Brookport Mayor Rance…

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With wintry weather predicted for the week, Massac Unit 1 superintendent Jason Hayes took the opportunity during the school board’s meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, to remind everyone to sign up for district’s text message system.

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Corporate counsel Rick Abell rocked his way through his final Metropolis City Council. The City of Metropolis presented Abell a rocking chair as a retirement present during the Monday, Jan. 23, meeting.

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The Massac County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship to local students who live in Massac County and attend Joppa High School or Massac County High School or who are home-schooled.

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Members of the Kiwanis Club of Metropolis and the Metropolis Rotary Club recently held their first meeting to begin planning for the 2023 Scholarship Spaghetti Supper, which will be held Saturday, March 25, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Massac Junior High School. Proceeds will go to scholarships for t…

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The South District Elks Lodges, in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation, will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Friday, Feb. 17.

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Our mild winter weather remains, but a chance of snow will fall for some this week. Listening to the weather forecast, it seems like it will go north of us, or that was the last I heard. I was hoping we would get several inches that would hang around for awhile.

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PADUCAH — More than 650 students were recently named to the dean’s list for the fall 2022 semester at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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My daffodils and surprise lilies have been fooled into sending up shoots with this mild, sunny weather. I hope they won’t be surprised if more freezing weather comes. It’s a good thing I didn’t rake all my leaves because I may need to cover them.

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After a month on the market, the Metropolis Planet building at 111 E. Fifth St. has sold.

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“Behold, I come quickly, blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”

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Jan. 9Metropolis officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of East Seventh Street for a theft report. According to police, Michael P. Shappard, 41, of Metropolis, was charged with one count of felony theft, one count of misdemeanor theft and possession of methamphetamine. Shappard…

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As soon as she was old enough, Sharon Medley Brenningmeyer found herself almost daily at her aunt Blanche Fulgham’s house, which was just down the then-alley between Sixth and Seventh streets in Metropolis.

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Brody Powell has almost reached his goal of $2,100 to buy monkey bars for the Brookport Park. The Kiwanis Club of Metropolis, the Brookport Senior Citizens and other people have all contributed to the cause. That, besides the yard sale he had, has brought him to over half of his objective. T…

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Much like the man being honored did through his speeches and actions, Carolin Harvey left her audience with a challenge.

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SNHU announces fall president’s, dean’s lists

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SPRINGFIELD — A day after being among those sworn into their terms in the 103rd General Assembly, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) and State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) were appointed to leadership roles on Thursday, Jan. 12.

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The Southern 7 Health Department region has gone from two counties at high transmission level for COVID-19 over the last few weeks to none.

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PADUCAH — Many local or area organizations are receiving non-perishable supplies to further assist families. Organizers have coordinated Surplus Truck to deliver 80,000 pounds of food to Paducah.

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PADUCAH — West Kentucky Community and Technical College officially kicked off its 20th anniversary celebration on Monday, Jan. 30 at the Student Center, recognizing the consolidation of West Kentucky Technical College and Paducah Community College that formed WKCTC.

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As part of an 11-day tour, the American Legion nationwide membership drive caravan rolled into Metropolis on Wednesday, Jan. 18, with 15 members making Post 306 their third-to-last Illinois stop.

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Where the yellow buds of daffodils were just popping out Monday, winter weather made them retreat. Massac County woke up Tuesday to a coating of ice dusted with snow with temperatures hovering around the 20s with wind chills in the single digits. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet closed th…

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Joppa High School seniors can mark May 12 as their big day.

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As I’m writing this, we are awaiting wintry weather over the next couple of evenings. As I listen to the weatherman, it seems we will be getting more sleet than freezing rain or snow, but I always say wait and see what Mother Nature brings. Hopefully, there’ll be no freezing rain that could …

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HENDERSON, Tenn. — Freed-Hardeman University has released the names of students who made the dean’s list for the fall 2022 semester.

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Following a two-year absence, the annual meeting of the Metropolis Area Chamber of Commerce is back on the calendar.

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Following a several years absence, Metropolis once again has a UPS drop-off point. The Super Museum was recently named a UPS Access Point location.

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Here we are into February.

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Members of the Fort Massac Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution signed Valentine cards at their recent meeting. They will take the cards and personal care items to veterans at the Anna Veterans Home. Participants included, from left, Janet Maggio, Nancy Worthen-Vaughn, Rita Pa…

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Fluoride makes teeth stronger and helps prevent tooth decay. Unfortunately, many children in rural parts of the United States don’t get enough fluoride either from their water supply or due to lack of dental care.

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CHICAGO — With thousands of Illinoisans failing to take advantage of savings offered by the federal Earned Income Tax Credit and state Earned Income Credit each tax season, Gov. JB Pritzker is reminding qualifying taxpayers to claim these valuable benefits.

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Jan. 22A Metropolis officer stopped a blue Acura on U.S. 45 near I-24 for speeding (65 mph in a 45 mph zone). Police said Christopher R. Taylor, 25, of Ridgely, Tennessee, was charged with speeding and driving while suspended. He was released on bond.

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Mary Smith (second from left), president of the Kiwanis Club of Metropolis, jumpstarts Brody Powell’s goal to collect $2,200 to buy a set of monkey bars for the Brookport Park. The club recently donated $500 for the project. Pictured with Brody and Smith are (from left) Brookport Mayor Rance…

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With wintry weather predicted for the week, Massac Unit 1 superintendent Jason Hayes took the opportunity during the school board’s meeting on Monday, Jan. 23, to remind everyone to sign up for district’s text message system.

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Corporate counsel Rick Abell rocked his way through his final Metropolis City Council. The City of Metropolis presented Abell a rocking chair as a retirement present during the Monday, Jan. 23, meeting.

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The Massac County Soil & Water Conservation District is offering a scholarship to local students who live in Massac County and attend Joppa High School or Massac County High School or who are home-schooled.

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Members of the Kiwanis Club of Metropolis and the Metropolis Rotary Club recently held their first meeting to begin planning for the 2023 Scholarship Spaghetti Supper, which will be held Saturday, March 25, from 4-6:30 p.m. at Massac Junior High School. Proceeds will go to scholarships for t…

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The South District Elks Lodges, in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation, will sponsor a free children’s orthopedic assessment clinic on Friday, Feb. 17.

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Our mild winter weather remains, but a chance of snow will fall for some this week. Listening to the weather forecast, it seems like it will go north of us, or that was the last I heard. I was hoping we would get several inches that would hang around for awhile.

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PADUCAH — More than 650 students were recently named to the dean’s list for the fall 2022 semester at West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

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My daffodils and surprise lilies have been fooled into sending up shoots with this mild, sunny weather. I hope they won’t be surprised if more freezing weather comes. It’s a good thing I didn’t rake all my leaves because I may need to cover them.

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After a month on the market, the Metropolis Planet building at 111 E. Fifth St. has sold.

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“Behold, I come quickly, blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.”

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Jan. 9Metropolis officers were called to a residence in the 700 block of East Seventh Street for a theft report. According to police, Michael P. Shappard, 41, of Metropolis, was charged with one count of felony theft, one count of misdemeanor theft and possession of methamphetamine. Shappard…

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As soon as she was old enough, Sharon Medley Brenningmeyer found herself almost daily at her aunt Blanche Fulgham’s house, which was just down the then-alley between Sixth and Seventh streets in Metropolis.

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Brody Powell has almost reached his goal of $2,100 to buy monkey bars for the Brookport Park. The Kiwanis Club of Metropolis, the Brookport Senior Citizens and other people have all contributed to the cause. That, besides the yard sale he had, has brought him to over half of his objective. T…

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Much like the man being honored did through his speeches and actions, Carolin Harvey left her audience with a challenge.

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SNHU announces fall president’s, dean’s lists

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SPRINGFIELD — A day after being among those sworn into their terms in the 103rd General Assembly, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) and State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) were appointed to leadership roles on Thursday, Jan. 12.

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The Southern 7 Health Department region has gone from two counties at high transmission level for COVID-19 over the last few weeks to none.

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The first games of the Harry Statham Youth Basketball League seemed to have gone well. Kids and parents were excited, and I’m sure the players put all their efforts into it. I did get to see the littlest cheerleaders doing a lobby practice, and they were adorable.

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SPRINGFIELD — An appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court regarding the constitutionality of a state law that would end cash bail appears to be at least two months away from resolution under a new timeline approved by the court on Thursday, Jan. 5.

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SPRINGFIELD — Massac County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0319, according to David Harris, director of the Illinois Department of Revenue.

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Each day, patrons across Illinois represent themselves in court. Many turn to their local public library to print forms, find legal information and ask for help navigating legal self-help websites.