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A first-time visit to the Fort Massac Encampment could be a little confusing about what is and is not on display, so there are some general rules and tips visitors may want to keep in mind while visiting the Encampment.

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On behalf of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, my staff and I, we would like to welcome all those who will be attending the 47th annual Fort Massac State Park Grand Encampment.

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On behalf of the Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), welcome to Metropolis for the annual Fort Massac Encampment. We are so happy you are here to celebrate our rich heritage and let history come to life in the park.

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The 17th annual Arrowhead and Artifact Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. inside a large tent located near the Encampment activities at Fort Massac State Park.

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The boat ramp, floating dock and parking lot at Fort Massac State Park riverfront is closed from 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, through 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17.

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Members of Sewings for Missions had always known they were making an impact, but the full extent of it didn’t hit home until they saw a mission report on Haiti.

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At this time of year, Massac Creek is very low and is a quiet, peaceful place. See Clyde Wills’ column on page A4 for more information about enjoying the creek.

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Following months of negotiations, the Metropolis City Council adopted an ordinance authorizing an agreement to buy the former Metropolis Builders Supply property.

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State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) announced on Tuesday, Oct. 12, his plan to run for reelection in the 117th District, pending on-going legal challenges to the new legislative maps drawn by Democrats.

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Not quite fall weather yet, but still very nice out. According to the weather man, we have fall temperatures arriving this weekend. Just in time for the Fort Massac Encampment.

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It looks like the town will be celebrating Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 30, instead of Sunday, Oct. 31.

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Editor’s Note: October is National Women’s Small Business Month and Oct. 18-22 is National Business Women’s Week. The Metropolis Planet is saluting Massac County’s many women in business with a closer look at four of them during the month of October. According to the website fundera.com, 40%…

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Fort Massac State Park will once again host one of Illinois’ most popular fall festivals when the Fort Massac Encampment returns Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17.

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We are somewhere between summer and fall, and it seems Mother Nature can’t make her mind up. We did get some much needed rain with more expected this week. Hopefully with October upon us, we will see more fall temperatures soon.

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The Brookport Senior Citizens and the Next Generation will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the First Baptist Church activity building off Pell Road. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with a short business meeting at 10 a.m. Bingo is the plan for the day. Participants are asked to bring…

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For residents and staff at Autumn Ridge Supportive Living, finding a bright light in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been difficult over the past week.

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When we read the four gospels about Jesus, we read about Jesus and His teachings, His birth, His ministry.

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Project Hope Humane Society will host a vaccine and microchip clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, Oct. 9, from noon until 4 p.m.

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Between housing a high number of inmates, higher food prices and COVID-19’s impact on supply and demand, the food budget at the Massac County Detention Center is maxing out.

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SPRINGFIELD — A proposed river port development in the town of Cairo is drawing much attention and interest from companies that believe it could open up greater access to international markets, officials behind the project said Tuesday.

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Metropolis marked its first parade since Christmas 2019 when the Massac County High School Homecoming parade marched its way down the city's streets on Friday, Oct. 1. The parade had around 50 entries from the classes and sports teams of the high school and Massac Junior High, along with stu…

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As they entered the new year 1862, Capt. John Carmichael’s Company K of the 29th Illinois Regiment Volunteers, which included soldiers from Massac County, looked back over the last five months and realized how significantly their lives had changed.

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SPRINGFIELD — Despite opposition from Republicans, as well as reform groups, Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday. Sept. 24, signed into law the revised state legislative district maps that lawmakers passed in August, opening the door to almost certain court challenges.

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There are only a few people on my birthday list this week. Carol Jenkins celebrates Oct. 1, Carl Pearcy on Oct. 5 and Jeri Ann Hall Oct. 6. Wish them the best if you should see them and many happy returns.

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Beautiful fall weather and lower humidity — perfect for sitting outside and just enjoying Mother Nature. It’s going to leave us this week as warmer temperatures return, but, hopefully, it’s just for a little while, according to the weatherman. Fall has officially arrived according to the cal…

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An amendment to the city’s code was made Monday by the Metropolis City Council.

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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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Massac County High School honored Massac County’s law enforcement, firefighters, emergency services providers and military personnel prior to the Harrisburg football game on Friday, Sept. 24.

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On behalf of the Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB), welcome to Metropolis for the annual Fort Massac Encampment. We are so happy you are here to celebrate our rich heritage and let history come to life in the park.

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The 17th annual Arrowhead and Artifact Show will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. inside a large tent located near the Encampment activities at Fort Massac State Park.

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The boat ramp, floating dock and parking lot at Fort Massac State Park riverfront is closed from 6 a.m. Friday, Oct. 15, through 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 17.

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Members of Sewings for Missions had always known they were making an impact, but the full extent of it didn’t hit home until they saw a mission report on Haiti.

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At this time of year, Massac Creek is very low and is a quiet, peaceful place. See Clyde Wills’ column on page A4 for more information about enjoying the creek.

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Following months of negotiations, the Metropolis City Council adopted an ordinance authorizing an agreement to buy the former Metropolis Builders Supply property.

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State Rep. Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) announced on Tuesday, Oct. 12, his plan to run for reelection in the 117th District, pending on-going legal challenges to the new legislative maps drawn by Democrats.

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Not quite fall weather yet, but still very nice out. According to the weather man, we have fall temperatures arriving this weekend. Just in time for the Fort Massac Encampment.

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It looks like the town will be celebrating Halloween on Saturday, Oct. 30, instead of Sunday, Oct. 31.

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Editor’s Note: October is National Women’s Small Business Month and Oct. 18-22 is National Business Women’s Week. The Metropolis Planet is saluting Massac County’s many women in business with a closer look at four of them during the month of October. According to the website fundera.com, 40%…

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Fort Massac State Park will once again host one of Illinois’ most popular fall festivals when the Fort Massac Encampment returns Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16-17.

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We are somewhere between summer and fall, and it seems Mother Nature can’t make her mind up. We did get some much needed rain with more expected this week. Hopefully with October upon us, we will see more fall temperatures soon.

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The Brookport Senior Citizens and the Next Generation will hold their monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the First Baptist Church activity building off Pell Road. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. with a short business meeting at 10 a.m. Bingo is the plan for the day. Participants are asked to bring…

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For residents and staff at Autumn Ridge Supportive Living, finding a bright light in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t been difficult over the past week.

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When we read the four gospels about Jesus, we read about Jesus and His teachings, His birth, His ministry.

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Project Hope Humane Society will host a vaccine and microchip clinic for cats and dogs on Saturday, Oct. 9, from noon until 4 p.m.

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Between housing a high number of inmates, higher food prices and COVID-19’s impact on supply and demand, the food budget at the Massac County Detention Center is maxing out.

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SPRINGFIELD — A proposed river port development in the town of Cairo is drawing much attention and interest from companies that believe it could open up greater access to international markets, officials behind the project said Tuesday.

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Metropolis marked its first parade since Christmas 2019 when the Massac County High School Homecoming parade marched its way down the city's streets on Friday, Oct. 1. The parade had around 50 entries from the classes and sports teams of the high school and Massac Junior High, along with stu…

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As they entered the new year 1862, Capt. John Carmichael’s Company K of the 29th Illinois Regiment Volunteers, which included soldiers from Massac County, looked back over the last five months and realized how significantly their lives had changed.

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SPRINGFIELD — Despite opposition from Republicans, as well as reform groups, Gov. JB Pritzker on Friday. Sept. 24, signed into law the revised state legislative district maps that lawmakers passed in August, opening the door to almost certain court challenges.

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There are only a few people on my birthday list this week. Carol Jenkins celebrates Oct. 1, Carl Pearcy on Oct. 5 and Jeri Ann Hall Oct. 6. Wish them the best if you should see them and many happy returns.

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Beautiful fall weather and lower humidity — perfect for sitting outside and just enjoying Mother Nature. It’s going to leave us this week as warmer temperatures return, but, hopefully, it’s just for a little while, according to the weatherman. Fall has officially arrived according to the cal…

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An amendment to the city’s code was made Monday by the Metropolis City Council.

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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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Massac County High School honored Massac County’s law enforcement, firefighters, emergency services providers and military personnel prior to the Harrisburg football game on Friday, Sept. 24.

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At the Brookport City Council meeting, held Aug. 21 after not making quorum on the regular day, Jeff Stroder of Beussink, Hey, Roe & Stroder. L.L.C. gave a phone report of this past year’s city audit and found no major problems. The City of Brookport was in compliance with internal contr…

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When Bobby Ball had the former Trading Post II building at 317 Ferry St. demolished in March, he was already making plans to use the old bricks to repair his building at 319 Ferry St. and refurbish the Selz Royal Blue shoe advertisement that was painted on that building.

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The 94th Morgan Reunion was held on Sunday, Aug. 8, at McCartney Hall next to the Metropolis Church of Christ.

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Brookport will have a revival Monday, Sept. 27, through Wednesday, Sept. 29, in the Harry Statham Gymnasium starting at 6:30 p.m.