Saturday, February 4, 2023

Tag Archives: Ferne Clyffe State Park

Thousands expected in area this weekend for second running of Tunnel Hill 100/50 mile runs

Story & photos by Lonnie Hinton© Known in the running world as the fastest and most scenic trail in the northern hemisphere, the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Johnson County will be the site for the second running of the Tunnel Hill 100 mile and 50 mile runs Saturday, Nov. …

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By Dixie Terry While there are lots of different Illinois state park camping locations available, nearly everyone in Johnson County has visited Ferne Clyffe State Park at Goreville as it is a firm favorite in the area. And, for those who haven’t, make a point to drive through and take …

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Charges filed against De Soto woman in Ferne Clyffe incident

Joyce M. Gibbs, 46, of De Soto, was charged with disorderly conduct in Johnson County Tuesday morning for her report that kept the residents of Goreville on edge over an erroneous claim of an armed and dangerous man on the loose at Ferne Clyffe State Park in early October. Gibbs’ preliminary …

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Fall at Ferne Clyffe leads to airlift

A young man from Marion was airlifted from Goreville to Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center in St. Louis Monday night after sustaining several injuries from a fall at Ferne Clyffe State Park. The hiker was conscious throughout the process of getting him airlifted and Emergency Medical Technicians on the scene said he was …

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Two long time DNR employees retire

Tunnel Hill State Trail Site Superintendent Steve Graves, of Vienna, laughs at the suggestion of sleeping in once he is retired from a 33-year career of working for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR). “I haven’t really given it a lot of thought as to what I’m going to …

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