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Goreville Merchants had memorable run 40 years ago

By Mike Buhler The Goreville Blackcats and Lady Blackcats have had quite a run in sports over the last 12 months — with the softball team winning a state title last spring, the girls basketball team winning two regional titles and the baseball and volleyball teams winning regional titles as …

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Lee Perry

Lee Perry, 85, of Goreville, IL, formerly of Elgin, passed from this life on Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Heartland Medical Center with his loving family by his side. Lee is the beloved husband of Barbara J. Perry nee Garbrecht. The couple were united in marriage on August 13, 1955. …

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IHSA Announces Tournament Updates Related to COVID-19

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on March 12, 2020 that it will significantly limit attendance at the remaining games in the 2020 IHSA Boys Basketball State Series, as well as at other IHSA events, to preemptively reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. The decision comes after consultation with …

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Thompson signs with Loyola

Goreville Schools’ first female track scholar credits relay team for her success  By Joe Rehana Goreville’s Roxanne Thompson signed a letter of intent with Loyola University New Orleans Monday morning to become the school’s first female athlete to receive a scholarship in track and field. Thompson credited her opportunity with …

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Goreville ladies win State Championship

The season ended for the Goreville Junior Lady Blackcats on Friday, January 29 with the team hoisting the State Championship trophy in the air.  Achieving the incredibly rare perfect season, they went 29-0 en route to their victory. Their final test was a match-up against the Jonesboro Lady Bulldogs in …

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Ruby J. Youngblood Tweedy – Obituary

Ruby J. Youngblood Tweedy, age 91 years, a resident of Goreville, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, January 22, 2016, at 10:39 a.m. at her home. Ruby was born July 5, 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Thomas Greely Smith and Sarah A. (Beasley) Smith. Ruby was united in marriage …

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Mike Rude rehired as Vienna-Goreville head football coach

Vienna, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 –Varsity football restarted in Johnson County after more than 75 years with an inaugural season in 2009 while under the leadership of Hall of Fame Coach Mike Rude. Coach Rude lead the Vienna-Goreville Eagles to playoffs in 2012 and 2013, and brought home the first …

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FERNE CLYFFE STATE PARK, THEN AND NOW

By Dixie Terry Nearly everyone in Johnson County has visited Ferne Clyffe State Park at Goreville. And, for those who haven’t, make a point to drive through and take a look. It is especially beautiful in the early spring and fall, and you are bound to see some wildlife any …

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Steve Webb elected to national board

Dr. Steve Webb superintendent of Goreville Community Unit School District #1, has been elected to the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Governing Board.  AASA serves as the “national voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill” and is located in Alexandria, Virginia. He begins his term this …

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Daniel Ted “Dog” Goins – Obituary

Daniel Ted “Dog” Goins, 58, of Goreville, passed away at 11:55 a.m. on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at Herrin Hospital. Daniel was born on October 27, 1956 in Marion to Homer Leo and Cleta Loretta (Welch) Goins.  He married Rebecca Hanks on August 3, 1979 in Marion. She survives of Goreville. …

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