Leaves covered the landscape at the intersection of West High and South Green streets in Anna on Thursday morning, Nov. 11.
Several times last week, while motoring back and forth to The Paragraph Factory, I couldn’t help but notice the fall display of colors which Mother Nature has created. One word came to mind... Wow...
A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the opening of an additional nine holes at the Cobden Community Park’s disc golf course. Union County resident John Wingate cut the ribbon. Wingate has led efforts to develop disc golf courses in Cobden and at the Anna City Park. He was joined by Cobden American Legion Post representatives David Stewart, Gene Horn (post adjutant), Earnest Newton (post chaplain) and Mark Haddick (post commander).
More than 50 players participated in a Veterans for Vets disc golf tournament which was played last Saturday in Cobden. The turnout was the biggest ever for a tournament at the Cobden Community Park disc golf course.
Those on hand for a tree planting on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10, at the Anna City Park included Anna city administrator Dori Bigler, Earl Miller, Anna City Council member Martha Ann Webb, Anna public works manager Gary Dahmer and Anna City Tree Commission member Tom Caldwell.
The Anna City Tree Commission recognized Veterans’ Day early by planting and dedicating a tree in the Anna City Park on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10.  
Union County CEO program Small Business Christmas logo.
The Union County CEO program is sharing the following update about an upcoming special holiday season event: Mark Your Calendars
Members of an honor guard were greeted with applause as they marched in the Veterans Day parade.
After a two-year absence, a Veterans Day parade once again was held in Anna.  The parade is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna.
Frost on the pumpkin...or over the pumpkin. It was so cold Thursday morning, November 4, that it froze the photographer’s brain waves.
Last Sunday afternoon was bright and sunny in our little corner of the world. Which was kind of a nice thing for the seventh day of November.
Leaves covered the landscape at the intersection of West High and South Green streets in Anna on Thursday morning, Nov. 11.
A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the opening of an additional nine holes at the Cobden Community Park’s disc golf course. Union County resident John Wingate cut the ribbon. Wingate has led efforts to develop disc golf courses in Cobden and at the Anna City Park. He was joined by Cobden American Legion Post representatives David Stewart, Gene Horn (post adjutant), Earnest Newton (post chaplain) and Mark Haddick (post commander).
Those on hand for a tree planting on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10, at the Anna City Park included Anna city administrator Dori Bigler, Earl Miller, Anna City Council member Martha Ann Webb, Anna public works manager Gary Dahmer and Anna City Tree Commission member Tom Caldwell.
Union County CEO program Small Business Christmas logo.
Members of an honor guard were greeted with applause as they marched in the Veterans Day parade.
Frost on the pumpkin...or over the pumpkin. It was so cold Thursday morning, November 4, that it froze the photographer’s brain waves.
Falling leaves bring to mind that Union County Hospital District Auxiliary is beginning the sale of leaves and tree branches for its Scholarship Tree. Leaves and/or tree branches can be designated in honor of, or in memory of, a family member or someone special. Leaves are $1 each. Tree branches...
Southern Seven Health Department reports the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, Nov. 12, announced that four area counties have returned to the orange warning level status on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) risk metrics. Union, Alexander, Johnson, Pope, Pulaski, Hardin and...
Budget requests for a new fiscal year were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Nov. 12, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. A budget is being drafted for the county’s new fiscal year, which begins on Dec. 1....
A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the opening of an additional nine holes at the Cobden Community Park’s disc golf course. Union County resident John Wingate cut the ribbon. Wingate has led efforts to develop disc golf courses in Cobden and at the Anna City Park. He was joined by Cobden American Legion Post representatives David Stewart, Gene Horn (post adjutant), Earnest Newton (post chaplain) and Mark Haddick (post commander).
More than 50 players participated in a Veterans for Vets disc golf tournament which was played last Saturday in Cobden. The turnout was the biggest ever for a tournament at the Cobden Community Park disc golf course. The singles charity tournament’s proceeds will help to support Cobden American...
After playing in a shortened season because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team head coach Mike Chamness is ready for the 2021-2022 season. “I’m excited to have a full year with a normal preseason,” Chamness said. “We had no time to practice last...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team fiished with an 18-0 record and was the No. 1 rated team in Class 1A in the COVID-19 shortened season with no state playoffs earlier this year. Three starters were lost off that team, but head Cobden coach Wendell Wheeler is optimistic this season. “We...
Those on hand for a tree planting on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10, at the Anna City Park included Anna city administrator Dori Bigler, Earl Miller, Anna City Council member Martha Ann Webb, Anna public works manager Gary Dahmer and Anna City Tree Commission member Tom Caldwell.
The Anna City Tree Commission recognized Veterans’ Day early by planting and dedicating a tree in the Anna City Park on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10.   The tree commission was established as part of the City of Anna’s Tree City USA efforts to serve as an advisory council for the maintenance of the...
BENTON – Christopher Thompson, 30, of Kevil, Ky., pleaded guilty on Nov. 9 to one count of wire fraud and seven counts of mail fraud for engaging in a scheme to defraud the Massac County Emergency  Management  Agency.  Thompson  was  the  assistant  director  of  the  Emergency Management Agency in...
This year, the Greater St. Louis Council, including the Big Muddy and Egyptian Districts in Southern Illinois, announced plans to return to the traditional Scouting for Food bags out/bag in used in the past for the food collection.  Due to Covid, last year’s, the program was revised to a food drop-...
Union County CEO program Small Business Christmas logo.
The Union County CEO program is sharing the following update about an upcoming special holiday season event: Mark Your Calendars Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 27, because Union County CEO and the City of Anna are presenting Small Business Christmas on Davie Street.  For the first time...

Obituaries

Dwight ‘Buddy’ Rea
Dwight “Buddy” Rea, 57, of Buncombe, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021, at Herrin Hospital. He was born on July 28, 1964, a son of Billie Rea and Carol Jones, in Frankfort, Ky. He will be remembered as a loving son, father and brother. He was hardworking, loyal and funny.  He had a great amount of skill...
Charley Ray Smith
Charley Ray Smith, 81, of Balcom, died Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021, at the River to River Community Living Center.  He was born on July 5, 1940, in Union County, the son of Merle and Velda William Smith.  He married Linda Smith. She preceded him in death.    He was a member of East Hartford Baptist...
Bruce A. Nagel
Bruce A. Nagel, 86, of Anna, died Monday, Nov. 15, 2021, at the Westfield Nursing Center in Sikeston, Mo.  He was born on Dec. 10, 1934, in Chicago, the son of Gustav and Dorothy Meier Nagel. He married Carolyn Hughey.           Mr. Nagel is survived by his wife of 34 years, Carolyn Nagel; a...
Jeanette L. Hook (Liggett)
Jeanette L. Hook (Liggett), 85, was born in Hopkins County, Ky., and passed away peacefully in the home of her son, Wesley Schulz, on Nov. 16, 2021. She is survived by her brother, Jerry L. Liggett (Diana) from Carlisle, Ind.; and was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Cary Liggett, and sister,...
Gladys Marie Bollinger
Gladys Marie Bollinger of Annapolis, Mo., and formerly of Mound City, died on Nov. 16, 2021, at the age of 92 years, 3 months and 10 days.  She was born on Aug. 6, 1929, in Mound City, the daughter of Royal and Thelma Hale. In 1945, she was united in marriage to Doyle Dover, until his passing in...

Sports

A ribbon cutting was held to commemorate the opening of an additional nine holes at the Cobden Community Park’s disc golf course. Union County resident John Wingate cut the ribbon. Wingate has led efforts to develop disc golf courses in Cobden and at the Anna City Park. He was joined by Cobden American Legion Post representatives David Stewart, Gene Horn (post adjutant), Earnest Newton (post chaplain) and Mark Haddick (post commander)., After the ribbon cutting, play began in the 36-hole tournament which featured three divisions., After the ribbon cutting, play began in the 36-hole tournament which featured three divisions.
More than 50 players participated in a Veterans for Vets disc golf tournament which was played last Saturday in Cobden. The turnout was the biggest ever for a tournament at the Cobden Community Park...

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