The Trail of Tears State Forest on a recent cool spring night. We had motored to the state forest to share its beauty with a visitor from the east. This is one of the images that yours truly has had fun creating with the use of a nifty "solarize" tool in Photoshop.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, especially when it's Monday morning, a deadline is fast approaching, and a famous dead poet has not stepped up to write this column, mainly, of course, 'cause he's still dead.
From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Photo by Mike Estel.
Dongola High School student athlete Kaysee Johnston signed a national letter of intent last Friday to play volleyball for Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.
“Scenes from Alice” cast members Brinley Corbit, Jossilin Needling and Jadden Brimm are looking forward to performing in the play. Photo provided.
Shawnee Hills Arts Council is planning to present its fourth annual children’s production, “Scenes from Alice.”
Walter Cronkite, left, was interviewed by Don Michel in Carbondale in 1996. SIU Press Photo/courtesy of Don Michel.
Amazon.com has released publication of a new book by Don Michel, former owner/operator of WRAJ, WRAJ-FM radio stations in Anna.
Roy Earl Denton Sr.
Roy Earl Denton Sr., 77, of Thebes, died on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau.
Meridian’s Ra’Kyah Jeter competed in the long jump at a recent high school track meet at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Wednesday, April 12. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Meridian’s Ra’Kyah Jeter competed in the long jump at a recent high school track meet at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Wednesday, April 12. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Trail of Tears State Forest on a recent cool spring night. We had motored to the state forest to share its beauty with a visitor from the east. This is one of the images that yours truly has had fun creating with the use of a nifty "solarize" tool in Photoshop.
From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Photo by Mike Estel.
“Scenes from Alice” cast members Brinley Corbit, Jossilin Needling and Jadden Brimm are looking forward to performing in the play. Photo provided.
Walter Cronkite, left, was interviewed by Don Michel in Carbondale in 1996. SIU Press Photo/courtesy of Don Michel.
Roy Earl Denton Sr.
Meridian’s Ra’Kyah Jeter competed in the long jump at a recent high school track meet at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Wednesday, April 12. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Lick Creek Lady Eagles won their season opener April 18 at the annual Jonesboro-Goreville Track Invitational. The meet was run at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School track. With 12 teams on hand Lick Creek met the challenge with a convincing win. There were some very fine athletes on hand...
From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Photo by Mike Estel.
Dongola High School student athlete Kaysee Johnston signed a national letter of intent last Friday to play volleyball for Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa. From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Kaysee...
Coach Ron Fulenwider’s second book signing fundraiser is planned at Lick Creek School April 29 at 2 p.m. Coach Ron Fulenwider has been inspired by the recent success of the Lick Creek Lady Eagles Southern Illinois State Champion Cross Country team.  The decision was made to do a second book...
The Anna City Council had a busy and wide-ranging agenda for its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, April 18. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. A project update was shared by city administrator Steve Guined. In related business, the council approved a bid for one of the city’s improvement...
“Scenes from Alice” cast members Brinley Corbit, Jossilin Needling and Jadden Brimm are looking forward to performing in the play. Photo provided.
Shawnee Hills Arts Council is planning to present its fourth annual children’s production, “Scenes from Alice.” “Scenes from Alice” is an adaptation combining materials from “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” The original author, Lewis Carroll, wrote the two books four...
Walter Cronkite, left, was interviewed by Don Michel in Carbondale in 1996. SIU Press Photo/courtesy of Don Michel.
Amazon.com has released publication of a new book by Don Michel, former owner/operator of WRAJ, WRAJ-FM radio stations in Anna. The book, “Getting to Know Walter Cronkite, Buckminster Fuller, Michael DeBakey MD, Arthur Godfrey and Ann Landers,” is available by going to Amazon.com. The book contains...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to participate in the April 24-28 observance of the inaugural Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week. Plans for participation in the week were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey. Alvey is the interim commander of District 22. Union County is in the...
Since taking office as Illinois state treasurer two years ago, Mike Frerichs has worked to bring $220 million worth of property back to its rightful owners through the I-Cash program.   State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, plans to partner with Frerichs to bring I-Cash to Southern Illinois...
Staging of the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center’s fourth annual children’s production is planned. “Scenes from Alice” is scheduled April 28-30 at the arts center, which is located at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna. Performances are set for 7 p.m. April 28 and 2 p.m. April 29-30. “Scenes from...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is seeking to purchase land from willing sellers for wetland mitigation in Hamilton, White, Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Johnson and Massac counties, as well as the eastern portion of Jefferson, Williamson and Union counties. IDOT noted that...

Obituaries

William Robert Wynn
William Robert Wynn, 70, of Carmi, and formerly of Decatur, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at his home. He was born on Jan. 31, 1947, in Herrin, the son of James Robert and Veneta Berniece Taylor Wynn. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietman. He retired from the Newton Broom Factory and enjoyed...
Bradley Don Smith
Bradley Don Smith, of Anna, and formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home at the age of 70. He was born on April 12, 1947, in Tuscola, the son of Don and Margaret Chamberlin Smith. He was a 1965 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. He received his degree from...
Thomas G. Pickles, 44, of Anna, died at 2:52 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was born on Dec. 12, 1972, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Clarence Eugene and Pamla Johns Pickles. He is survived by his mother, Pamla Johns of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Michael (Heather) Pickles of Anna; his fiancee,...
Carlos Modglin
Carlos Modglin, 83, of Jonesboro, died at 3:25 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on May 14, 1933, in Berryville, the son of Fred and Ora Lee Womack Modglin. He was raised by his grandparents, the Rev. W.C. and Elizabeth Womack. He is...
William Dean ‘Bill’ Morrison
William Dean “Bill” Morrison, 70, of Champaign, died on April 18, 2017, at Carle Hospital. He was born on Jan. 7, 1947, in Anna, the son of Mary Wilberta Eastman and William J. Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepmother, Rosalie (Stepzinski) Morrison. He was an active...

Sports

The Lick Creek Lady Eagles won their season opener April 18 at the annual Jonesboro-Goreville Track Invitational. The meet was run at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School track. With 12 teams...

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