Rocky, the Raccoon, paid us a couple of night time visits last week. Or, should I say Rocky the Trash Panda?
For this week, one thing led to another...and another...and another...and then another...
The Nashville High School football team is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro this Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Hornets enter the game 2-1 after last Friday’s 47-6 win over Trenton Wesclin. A-J is also 2-1 overall.
Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Max Miller held a proclamation which declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Union County. The proclamation was signed at an Aug. 27 meeting of the county board. From left are commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller, Kent Pitts and Darryl Harvell.
Sept. 17 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention, which was meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.
Sunlight reflects off a dragonfly...
The Other Half and yours truly had a chance to go on our latest pandemic date over the weekend. We’ll come back to that in just a bit...
This postcard was given to PAST by an unknown donor. It is believed to be an 8th grade class with EJPS (Ella Jane Pickles Sanders), from about 1900. Names on the back of the photograph include: 1. Ina Tygett, 2. Helen Lence, 3. Jenny Lanier Jones, 4. It’s P____ (Watkins), 5. Zelma ____ Dillow, 6. Bertie Hunsaker. Don Morgan, EJPS, unknown man. Readers who recognize any subject are asked to share their information with PAST. Photo provided.
Mrs. Ella Jane Pickles Sanders “appeared,” dressed in her favorite color of green at Heritage House in Jonesboro on Sunday, Sept. 5.  The event continued PAST’s series of “visits” with historical people of Union County’s past.
A-J to host Massac for White Out Game
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team is set to host its fall White Out Game this Friday night, Sept. 10.
Rocky, the Raccoon, paid us a couple of night time visits last week. Or, should I say Rocky the Trash Panda?
Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Max Miller held a proclamation which declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Union County. The proclamation was signed at an Aug. 27 meeting of the county board. From left are commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller, Kent Pitts and Darryl Harvell.
Sunlight reflects off a dragonfly...
This postcard was given to PAST by an unknown donor. It is believed to be an 8th grade class with EJPS (Ella Jane Pickles Sanders), from about 1900. Names on the back of the photograph include: 1. Ina Tygett, 2. Helen Lence, 3. Jenny Lanier Jones, 4. It’s P____ (Watkins), 5. Zelma ____ Dillow, 6. Bertie Hunsaker. Don Morgan, EJPS, unknown man. Readers who recognize any subject are asked to share their information with PAST. Photo provided.
A-J to host Massac for White Out Game
While influenza seemed to take a back seat to COVID-19 this past winter, like always it’s planning a comeback.   Southern Seven Health Department is recommending everyone who can to get an annual flu shot to protect themselves and their loved ones from serious flu-related complications, including...
Craig Bradley
Gov. JB Pritzker recently announced the appointment of Craig Bradley, a longtime Shawnee Community College instructor, to the Illinois Community College Board.  Bradley has served on the Shawnee Community College faculty for nearly 30 years, teaching computers, astronomy and electronics.  Bradley...
Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative recently presented a check for $1,000 to the University of Illinois Extension office.  The funds will be used for supplies for electricity camps held throughout the seven Southern Illinois counties served by Extension’s AJMPU office.  The co-op said it was...
A discussion about recent and pending constitutional decisions before the U.S. Supreme Court are a part of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Constitution Day activities which are scheduled this week. The SIU School of Law will livestream the two-hour discussion beginning at 12:15 p.m....
Carroll P. Foster Auxiliary No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna is planning to smoke pork butts on Saturday, Oct. 9. Pork butts are available for $40 each. A limited supply is available. Orders can be placed by calling auxiliary president Phillip Wright at 967-1374. Proceeds from sales help to fund awards...
The Anna City Council continues to move forward to establish a Tax Increment Financing, TIF, district in the Union County community. TIF districts give municipalities in Illinois an opportunity to make improvements without tapping into general municipal revenues or raising taxes. The city is...
“Of Myth and Fable,” an exhibition of works by Southeast Missouri State University student artists Erin Ashwell and Gwendolyn Sterrett, is available for viewing through Friday, Oct. 1 at The Nest Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau. The exhibition is on...
The Nashville High School football team is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro this Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Hornets enter the game 2-1 after last Friday’s 47-6 win over Trenton Wesclin. A-J is also 2-1 overall. Nashville is the defending Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 and its Auxiliary in Anna sponsor many programs for school age children.   All of the information has been taken to the Union County schools.   The VFW and Auxiliary noted that if a child has not received the information, they might want to...
Southern Seven Health Department has reported four new deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the region. Three of the deaths involved Union County residents. The health department serves Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties. The health department on Sept. 13 reported one...

Obituaries

David Lee Hardin
David Lee Hardin, 60, of Pomona, went home to be with the Lord and Savior on Monday, Sept. 20, 2021.  He is survived by his three children, Renee, Jesse and Era; one brother, Michael (Karen) Hardin; and several beloved aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his...
Ricky Freyenberger
Ricky Freyenberger, 66, of Alto Pass, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Union County Hospital in Anna.  He was born on Feb. 8, 1955, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Lilla Ann Brown.  He married Myra Brown on July 11, 1987, in Alto Pass. Mr. Freyenberger is survived by his wife, Myra Freyenberger of...
Suzanne Heidlebaugh
Suzanne Heidlebaugh, 68, of Alto Pass, died Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021, at her home. She was born on March 28, 1953, in Quincy, the daughter of Donald Clyde and Ruth Benge Gilbreth.  She married Jerry Heidlebaugh on Dec. 26, 1982, in Urbana.  She spent her life making people beautiful as a...
Gilbert Ray  ‘Spark Plug’ Sivia
Gilbert Ray “Spark Plug” Sivia, 69, of Wolf Lake, died at 4:20 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Manor Court of Carbondale. He was born on May 1, 1952, in Anna, the son of George and Mary Helen Hileman Sivia. Mr. Sivia worked for over 30 years doing bodywork for Don’s Auto Body in Anna. He...
Letha Mae Arnold
Letha Mae Arnold, 80, of Anna, died Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Ind.  She was born on May 4, 1941, in Union County, the daughter of William Lester “Buck” and Ethel Rosetta “Zoie” Wright Arnold.  She married Clifton Eugene Moreland on March 9, 1959.  She is...

Sports

The Nashville High School football team is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro this Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Hornets enter the game 2-1 after last Friday’s 47-6 win over...

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