December 4, 2016
PINCKNEYVILLE —Kenneth “Gig” Shute said he and Vernon Douglas “Doug” Presswood were the best of friends, hanging out together and even working at the same job together. His friend was funny and very competitive and Shute recounted the one time he bested Presswood during a hunting expedition, only because Presswood forgot his rifle at home. […]
December 3, 2016
NOTE: This is a blog piece from Central Junior High Principal Charley Cass from his blog. It is a touching piece about FCHS basketball player Morgan Griffith, who is the all time leading Scorer at West Frankfort. Please click on the link to read his piece.
The Sesser-Valier-Waltonville-Woodlawn Devils will be a huge underdog when they travel to Mount Carmel on Saturday to take on the undefeated Golden Aces.
SPARTA- NOTE: There is a benefit to the local economy in Frankiin County even though Sparta is 45 miles away. There will be people staying at Rend Lake an local hotels. They will be spending money at local business. In shooting circles, Sparta’s World Shooting and Recreational Complex is recognized as one of the finest […]
His legend is otherworldly and now, at age 95, so is John Glenn. He, along with fellow aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright and moon- walker Neil Armstrong, truly made Ohio first in flight. “John Glenn is, and always will be, Ohio’s ultimate hometown hero, and his passing today is an occasion for all of us […]
Barbara B. Huffine, 72, of Macedonia, passed away at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2016, at her residence. She was born on May 20, 1944, to Vern and Beth (Lewis) Billings in Mendota, IL. Barb worked in the mail room for Unocal Corp. She married Thomas Huffine in 1962 and he survives. She was […]
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I am going to be home again this evening, so I am going to do the WMIX-WFRX shuffle tonight listening to both ball games. After a two week layoff, the Christopher Bearcats are at home tonight against their arch rival the Woodlawn Cardinals. The West Frankfort Redbirds will be at home against the Salem Wildcats….Bradley Young is going to explode on someone and it is going to be tonight. The Bearcats have some unfinished from last year and they are going to win by three tonight. … Logic would go with the Wildcats tonight. I am going with my gut and my heart and going with the Redbirds by one. I expect Kyle Hammers to have a breakout game tonight at Max Morris Gym
HERRIN — Plan A for Benton guard Timmy Henson was taking the in-bounds pass and driving nearly the length of the floor for the game-winning shot. Herrin’s defense never forced Plan B. Henson drove the length of the floor in 3.9 seconds to can the game-winning layup with 2.6 ticks on the clock as the […]
December 10, 2016
Thompsonville fell to Webber Township 76-39 last night. Woodlawn also wins. They come and visit the Christopher Bearcats tonight. All three games last night will have a bearing on the seeds at the Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament….Click to read the piece from the Mount Vernon Register-News
December 9, 2016
Five out of the six teams in the county will be in action tonight, four will have conference games. The games will be previewed below. I have the county schools going 1-4 tonight. I might be the most hated man in the county right now after you read this. Around 10 P.M. I hope I am the biggest liar in the county. It does not get any better than HS basketball on a cold winter’s night around Southern Illinois. Benton will be at Herrin; Harrisburg travels to West Frankfort; Chester is at Sesser-Valier; Z-R goes to Vienna; and Thompsonville goes to Webber Townshp