Leon Shumaker, age 81, of Grand Chain, passed away at 6:01 p.m. Monday, August 26, 2019 at his home. Leon was born October 10, 1937 in Grand Chain, Illinois. He attended Grand Chain High School graduating in 1955. He then graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Mathematics degree in …Read More »
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Fatal motorcycle/deer collision
Johnson and Massac County emergency personnel responded Monday afternoon, Nov. 11, to a fatal crash on US 45, 1000 feet south of Johnson/Massac county line. A motorcycle driven by Paul D. Meyers Jr., 49, of Grand Chain, was struck by a deer at approximately 3:55 p.m. Meyers and his passenger, …Read More »
GRAND CHAIN – A small town refuses to fade into history
By Ila Ulrich, former editor of the Cairo Citizen Grand Chain, Illinois is a small town that at one time boasted restaurants; a movie theater; at least three grocery stores; a farm implement dealership; a train depot; a jail house; taverns; several denominations of Christian churches, an elementary and high …Read More »
I’ve never been this age before!
By Rosemary O’Keefe I certainly did enjoy the excitement across the street last week. That is where they were filming ‘Dig Two Graves’, a story whose time frame was in the 1970s. Seems this street area was just right for what the writer had in mind. I loved seeing, all …Read More »