As often happens for your scribe, one thing often leads to another. Such is the case in a lot of situations.
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, left, brought together area students for the first meeting of his new youth advisory council in Harrisburg. Fowler answered questions and discussed state government during the meeting. Photo provided.
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, on Nov. 15 welcomed dozens of high school students from across the 59th Senate District in Southern Illinois to his first youth advisory council meeting, which was in Harrisburg.
Cobden Elementary School has increased technology for the students’ benefit.
Union County’s new assistant state’s attorney went right to work after taking her oath of office.
For the first time this season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team was defeated when it fell 41-2 to host Pleasant Plains Saturday, Nov. 18, in Illinois High School Association postseason playoff action.
The Ullin Police Department entered the Veterans Day parade which was held on Nov. 11 in Anna. The parade was sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna.
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, left, brought together area students for the first meeting of his new youth advisory council in Harrisburg. Fowler answered questions and discussed state government during the meeting. Photo provided.
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, left, brought together area students for the first meeting of his new youth advisory council in Harrisburg. Fowler answered questions and discussed state government during the meeting. Photo provided.
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, on Nov. 15 welcomed dozens of high school students from across the 59th Senate District in Southern Illinois to his first youth advisory council meeting, which was in Harrisburg. Fowler said the council offers a unique, hands-on opportunity for area students to...
Cobden Elementary School has increased technology for the students’ benefit. Every student in kindergarten through 5th grade recently received Kindle Fire HD 8s tablets, one for each student to use. Students in 1st through 5th grade have the opportunity to take the Kindles home and use them. They...
Pancake breakfast, bbq lunch offered Shawnee Hills Christian Academy is planning a pancake breakfast, bbq lunch and craft sale on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Main Street Center in Anna. The pancake breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the bbq lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meals are by...
One of the five members of the Union County Board of Commissioners plans to resign his post this week. Commissioner Dale Russell said last week that he planned to resign from the board, effective Nov. 22. He cited personal reasons for the move. Russell, of Lick Creek, has served on the board for...
Union County’s new assistant state’s attorney went right to work after taking her oath of office. Katherine Bray took the oath on Monday morning, Nov. 13, during a ceremony at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The oath of office was administered by Union County Presiding Judge Mark Boie. ...
A father and daughter sustained fatal injuries when a large tree fell on their mobile home early last Saturday morning. Union County Coroner Phil Hileman said that the incident happened at about 6 a.m. Saturday at a residence located about 4 miles east of Anna, just off Illinois Route 146. Hileman...
For the first time this season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team was defeated when it fell 41-2 to host Pleasant Plains Saturday, Nov. 18, in Illinois High School Association postseason playoff action. “The margin of win was unexpected,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “We made...
The Ullin Police Department entered the Veterans Day parade which was held on Nov. 11 in Anna. The parade was sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna. The VFW post awarded the Ullin Police Department with a first place plaque for its entry in the parade. The...
Egyptian School in Tamms held a Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 9, in the high school gym. FFA members were part of the color guard to open the program. The National Anthem was sung by student Morgan Henderson. First graders said the Pledge of Allegiance and elementary and high school...
Illinois State Police District 22 is conducting special traffic enforcement patrols in the region during November. Counties where the patrols are being conducted include Alexander, Johnson, Pulaski and Union. The patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of the...

Obituaries

Lavern L. “Hardrock” Johnson, 77, of Morris, and formerly of Elwood, and Anna-Jonesboro died Tuesday evening, Nov. 14, 2017, at Morris Hospital, surrounded by family. Born on April 27, 1940, in Union County, Lavern Leon was a son of Earl Edward and Blanche Agnes Freeman Johnson. He was raised in...
Robert M. Wilson Jr., 76, of Walnut, died Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, at his home. He was born on Dec. 10, 1940, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Robert Sr. and Juanita Vincent Wilson. He married Joan Devine on Aug. 16, 1969, in Cape Girardeau. She preceded him in death on Sept. 15, 2013. He was a speech...
Brenda Kane, 53, of Jonesboro, died at 9:10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at her home in Jonesboro. She was born on Nov. 12, 1964, in St. Louis, the daughter of Franklin Delano and Florence Marie Dunlap Kane. She was a loyal member of Faith Community Church in Anna. She enjoyed crocheting, shopping...
Valarine M. Tucker Thomas, 89, of Jonesboro, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at Integrity Heathcare in Anna. She was born on Dec. 11, 1927, in Saratoga, the daughter of Alva and Emma Wall Tucker. She married William H. Thomas on Feb. 2, 1946, in Jonesboro. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1994. She...
Francis Joseph Lingle, 94, of West Frankfort, and formerly of Cobden, died at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Helia Healthcare in West Frankfort. He was born on July 13, 1923, in Cobden, the son of Frank and Josepha Patterson Lingle. He married Helen Craig on Nov. 27, 1954. She preceded him...

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For the first time this season, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team was defeated when it fell 41-2 to host Pleasant Plains Saturday, Nov. 18, in Illinois High School Association...

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