Ross Pinnon shoots a free-throw for the A-J Wildcats in a game against Century High School. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Colin Ryan, number 12 for Century, Noah Craig, number 45 for Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, and Julian Wells, number 14 for Century, wait for Ross Pinnon to shoot a free throw for the Wildcats.
Production manager and publisher of The Vienna Times Lonnie Hinton, front left, gave Century journalism students a tour of the The Gazette-Democrat office in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Thirty-seven junior high and high school students from Century School District No. 100 at Ullin and their teachers visited The Gazette-Democrat in Anna for a field trip on Wednesday, Jan. 11.
Archery club members included, from left, Clayton Smith, Sophie Smiley, Will Smiley, Bryce Ecker, Levi Moutria, Payton Denny, Jude Smith and Wyatt Pinnon. Photo provided.
Over Christmas break, the second-year members of the Lick Creek 4-H archery club had the opportunity to take a field trip to Kevin’s Archery Center in Ava.
This critter seemed to be looking for a place to at least get out of the cold wind. The picture was taken along Casper Church Road near Anna Thursday, Jan. 5, while light snow was falling.
Even a small amount of snowfall can transform the world around us into a winter wonderland. Sorry about the cliche...
In the first row are, from left, Debby McKibben, internal affairs, and Bonni Linton, executive coordinator. In the second row are Brooke Miller, vice president; Melanie Lasley, president; Josh McFadden, treasurer; and Greg George, internal affairs. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce had its first meeting of the new year at Union County Hospital in Anna on Thursday, Jan. 5. Incoming president Melanie Lasley gave a report about the previous year.
Ross Pinnon shoots a free-throw for the A-J Wildcats in a game against Century High School. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Production manager and publisher of The Vienna Times Lonnie Hinton, front left, gave Century journalism students a tour of the The Gazette-Democrat office in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Archery club members included, from left, Clayton Smith, Sophie Smiley, Will Smiley, Bryce Ecker, Levi Moutria, Payton Denny, Jude Smith and Wyatt Pinnon. Photo provided.
This critter seemed to be looking for a place to at least get out of the cold wind. The picture was taken along Casper Church Road near Anna Thursday, Jan. 5, while light snow was falling.
Anna Junior High School’s Avery Page drives with the ball through two Massac County players. The junior high school basketball action was captured during a Jan. 3 game in Anna. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
In the first row are, from left, Debby McKibben, internal affairs, and Bonni Linton, executive coordinator. In the second row are Brooke Miller, vice president; Melanie Lasley, president; Josh McFadden, treasurer; and Greg George, internal affairs. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Ross Pinnon shoots a free-throw for the A-J Wildcats in a game against Century High School. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Colin Ryan, number 12 for Century, Noah Craig, number 45 for Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, and Julian Wells, number 14 for Century, wait for Ross Pinnon to shoot a free throw for the Wildcats. The shot was being taken during a high school basketball game played Tuesday, Jan. 10, at A-J. The...
Shawnee Community College in Ullin has announced students who achieved academic honors during the fall semester. The college announced students on the President’s List and the Vice President’s List. President’s List The President’s List includes students who were enrolled full-time for the fall...
The 43rd installment of The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition was scheduled to open Sunday, Jan. 15, at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Cedarhurst is the Southern Illinois affiliate of The Scholastic Art Awards, which is a juried student art competition that draws hundreds of entries...
The final report from the Commission on Criminal Justice and Sentencing Reform was presented to Gov. Bruce Rauner on Jan. 10. Thirteen new recommendations in the report build on what the commission presented to the governor last year, recommending a total of 27 changes. “This report is another...
Production manager and publisher of The Vienna Times Lonnie Hinton, front left, gave Century journalism students a tour of the The Gazette-Democrat office in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Thirty-seven junior high and high school students from Century School District No. 100 at Ullin and their teachers visited The Gazette-Democrat in Anna for a field trip on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The students are taking journalism classes at school and working on a quarterly student newspaper and...
Last year will be remembered as warmer than average for much of the nation, and depending on where you live, 2016 was either parched, soggy – or both. To understand how, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, on Jan. 9 released its U.S. “climate by the numbers” summary for 2016...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team lost twice in recent Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament play. Odin 68, Cobden 56: The game was tied 15-15 at the end of one quarter, but Odin came on to pull ahead 28-26 at the half and 50-41 going into the final quarter in the win Tuesday, Dec. 27. The...
Archery club members included, from left, Clayton Smith, Sophie Smiley, Will Smiley, Bryce Ecker, Levi Moutria, Payton Denny, Jude Smith and Wyatt Pinnon. Photo provided.
Over Christmas break, the second-year members of the Lick Creek 4-H archery club had the opportunity to take a field trip to Kevin’s Archery Center in Ava. Students shot at the indoor range and participated in a techno hunt, in which they used their archery equipment to shoot an interactive video...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team lost twice in recent action. Murphysboro 63, A-J 61: The host Lady Red Devils fought back in the final quarter for a tie in regulation play and won in overtime in the first-round of their tournament Saturday, Jan. 7. “We were in...
Southern Illinois University system president Randy Dunn on Jan. 6 announced that none of SIU’s three locations in Carbondale, Edwardsville and the School of Medicine in Springfield will be designated a sanctuary campus. SIU Carbondale’s Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and...

Obituaries

Bobbie J. Tucker Jr., 52, of Marion, died at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, at his home in Marion. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in...
Phyllis Elaine Miller Amrhein, 69, died on Jan. 7, 2017. She is survived by her daughter, Laura Floyd, son-in-law Curtis Floyd and grandchildren Tyler, Caleb, Annabell and McKenna. Phyllis was born to Charlie and Freda (McMahan) Miller of Wolf Lake. She was a graduate of Southeast Missouri College...
Wanda R. Pang, of Indianapolis, Ind., and formerly of Tamms, died Sunday, Jan. 15, at St. Vincent Hospice Facility in Indianapolis, Ind. Arrangements were pending at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. Crain Funeral Home in Tamms is in charge of arrangements.
Floy Sullivan, 77, of Anna, died at 7:53 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Nov. 22, 1939, in Anna, the daughter of Roy “Pete” and Louise Youngblood Stokes. She married Isaac D. “Ike” Sullivan on Feb. 22, 1958, in Anna. He preceded her in...
Karen E. Webb Smithey
Karen E. Webb Smithey, 73, of Jefferson City, Tenn., and formerly of Tamms, died Thursday evening, Jan. 12, 2017, at home. She was born on Nov. 17, 1943, in Fort Benning, Ga., the daughter of Floyd Clinton and Marcella Bufford Webb. She married Gerald V. Smithey on Sept. 29, 1962. She was a...

Sports

Ross Pinnon shoots a free-throw for the A-J Wildcats in a game against Century High School. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Colin Ryan, number 12 for Century, Noah Craig, number 45 for Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, and Julian Wells, number 14 for Century, wait for Ross Pinnon to shoot a free throw for the Wildcats...

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