Illinois State Police District 22 has welcomed four new troopers: Chase Wiggs, Nicholas Sumner, Matthew Smithpeters and Derik Kraus. Photo provided.
The Illinois State Police had 81 troopers join the ranks on Friday, Aug. 10, after CC 127 graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield. 
A streetlight served as a backdrop for this image, which kind of reminded me of the “bat signal” which is used to call Batman for help. Or not
A not so itsy, bitsy spider created a not so itsy bitsy web right in front of our house one night last week.
Common Threads Quilt Guild members Donna Budelsky, Elaine Dunn and Susan Askew display this year’s quilt for the American Cancer Society raffle. Photo provided.
The First Presbyterian Church of Cobden Women’s Council is selling raffle tickets for a black-and-white themed quilt created by the Common Threads Quilt Guild.
Those attending a meeting last Friday morning to discuss school safety issues included, from left, Dr. Keith Reinhardt, superintendent of Jonesboro School District No. 43; Shelly Clover-Hill, superintendent of Shawnee School District No. 84; Cheryl Graff, regional superintendent of schools for Union, Alexander, Jackson, Perry and Pulaski counties; Chuck Goforth, superintendent of Anna School District No. 37; U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.; and Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel.
School safety concerns were addressed last Friday morning at a meeting which was held in Anna. The meeting was held in the media center at Anna Junior High School.
Restaurant owner Wilburt Fowler (center) met with new customers and old friends at the grand opening of Sugar Plums Country Cooking restaurant in Mounds. Photo provided.
Friday, July 27, saw the grand opening of a new restaurant at the Pulaski County Business Center in Mounds. 
Foxes, nekkid ladies, a kite and more stuff...
This week, how ‘bout a fox, or two, on the run, and a little bit of magic?
Illinois State Police District 22 has welcomed four new troopers: Chase Wiggs, Nicholas Sumner, Matthew Smithpeters and Derik Kraus. Photo provided.
A streetlight served as a backdrop for this image, which kind of reminded me of the “bat signal” which is used to call Batman for help. Or not
Common Threads Quilt Guild members Donna Budelsky, Elaine Dunn and Susan Askew display this year’s quilt for the American Cancer Society raffle. Photo provided.
Those attending a meeting last Friday morning to discuss school safety issues included, from left, Dr. Keith Reinhardt, superintendent of Jonesboro School District No. 43; Shelly Clover-Hill, superintendent of Shawnee School District No. 84; Cheryl Graff, regional superintendent of schools for Union, Alexander, Jackson, Perry and Pulaski counties; Chuck Goforth, superintendent of Anna School District No. 37; U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.; and Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel.
Restaurant owner Wilburt Fowler (center) met with new customers and old friends at the grand opening of Sugar Plums Country Cooking restaurant in Mounds. Photo provided.
Foxes, nekkid ladies, a kite and more stuff...
Illinois State Police District 22 has welcomed four new troopers: Chase Wiggs, Nicholas Sumner, Matthew Smithpeters and Derik Kraus. Photo provided.
The Illinois State Police had 81 troopers join the ranks on Friday, Aug. 10, after CC 127 graduated from the Illinois State Police Academy in Springfield.  The officers were assigned to 17 different districts throughout the state, with four being assigned to District 22 in Southern Illinois. “We...
Ongoing concerns about street flooding, passage of several resolutions, sharing the cost of a new fence and a proposal to create a pickle ball court were among the items on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Aug. 7, at Anna City Hall...
A partnership which is helping to boost local economic growth and development was highlighted at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Aug. 10, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The partnership which was highlighted at the...
University of Illinois Extension reports that two full scholarships have been made available for upcoming fall Master Naturalist training.  One scholarship, funded by an anonymous donor, is open to residents of 13 counties in Southern Illinois.   The second scholarship, a match by University of...
The annual Friends of Morris Library at Southern Illinois University Carbondale fund-raising effort to support the library’s mission is planned Sept. 22. This year’s event features a buffet dinner, concert and silent auction. The benefit will be at the Copper Dragon at 720 E. Grand Ave. in...
Veterans, active duty service personnel and their families are invited to attend a Veteran Adventures Warrior Welcome Weekend scheduled Aug. 25-26 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center. Touch of Nature is located about 8 miles south of Carbondale on Giant...
The Union County community again is stepping up to help a family in need. A number of businesses, as well as individuals, are working to support the Moore family of Alto Pass. Young Kohen Moore sustained injuries in a traffic accident which occurred last week in Union County. His mother also was...
Members of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School class of 1961 are planning to have a reunion during the weekend of Oct. 12-13. Activities are planned on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Brick House Restaurant in Anna.  The schedule includes a meet and greet at 5 p.m. and a class photograph at 5:45 p.m....
As of late last week, a limited number of reservations were still available for an Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, Becoming an Outdoors Woman workshop which is scheduled Sept. 28-30 at the Touch of Nature Environmental Center/Giant City State Park near Makanda.  The workshop fee is...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys and girls golf teams will both be in rebuilding modes this season. “We lost two big graduating classes,” A-J golf coach Brandon Bierstedt said. “We’ll be back to rebuilding this year.” There are nine players so far on the boys’ team this season....

Obituaries

Agnes Eddleman
Agnes Eddleman, 89, of Dongola, IL, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at her home. She was born October 10, 1928 in Dongola, the daughter of Marshall and Bertha May (Wright) Ramage. She married Cletus Cecil Eddleman on November 24, 1948, and he preceded her in death on January 13, 2011. Agnes...
Susie Robinson
Susie Robinson, 93, of Cobden, died at 10:15 a.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018 in her home. She was born December 18, 1924 in Pomona, the daughter of William Eugene and Lilly Grace (Turner) Stearns. She married Warren R. Robinson in October of 1944 in Jackson County. He preceded her in death on...
Martha Ondean Holbach, 68, of Anna, died at 9:15 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, in the Parkway Manor in Marion. She was born February 22, 1950 in Union County, the daughter of Paul Harold and Ruby Ondean (Karraker) Cunningham. She married Tim Holbach on October 16, 1971, in Anna. He preceded...
Hilma Ann Keeley
Hilma Ann Keeley, 93, of Anna, died at 7:12 p.m. on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at her home. She was born October 26, 1924, in Indianapolis, IN, the daughter of Charles and Ethel (Rosberg) Williams. She married Charles W. Keeley on March 16, 1950, in Decatur. He preceded her in death in September of...
Annette Lynne Roach
Annette Lynne Roach, 47, of Dongola, died at 11:19 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, at her home.    She was born on July 4, 1971, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Steve Carter and Christine Roberts Bridges.   She married Keith Roach on June 29, 2016, in Kentucky.  She is survived by her parents,...

Sports

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys and girls golf teams will both be in rebuilding modes this season. “We lost two big graduating classes,” A-J golf coach Brandon Bierstedt...

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