The depot in Tamms has been named as an Architectural Wonder by a Southern Illinois firm. Baysinger Architects in Marion on Dec. 29 announced its fifth annual Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois list.
On the day before the day before the first day of a bright and shiny new year, yours truly took a stroll along a trail where, at one time, the sound of trains chugging through the countryside would have been heard.
Ice had formed at culverts in a ford over a creek near Kornthal Church. The church is located several miles south of Jonesboro. The picture was taken Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4.
Temperatures were above normal during the first three weeks of December 2017 in the region.
Kornthal Church in Union County has been named as an “Architectural Wonder” by a Southern Illinois firm.
A landmark Union County church has earned special recognition. Baysinger Architects in Marion on Dec. 29 announced its fifth annual Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois list.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, standing at center, portrayed Illinois territorial Gov. Ninian Edwards at last Saturday afternoon’s bicentennial celebration. The event was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
Union County’s 200th birthday was celebrated last Saturday afternoon. A kick off celebration to commemorate the county’s bicentennial was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie is with William Hall of Tamms. Hall has received the Village of Tamms’ volunteer of the year award. The legislator shared in a news release that Hall was recognized for “his tireless efforts and hard work in the construction of the new Tamms Village Hall building.” Photo provided.
Prior to returning to Springfield for the upcoming spring legislative session, State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, plans to host satellite office hours in Metropolis and Tamms.
Ice had formed at culverts in a ford over a creek near Kornthal Church. The church is located several miles south of Jonesboro. The picture was taken Thursday afternoon, Jan. 4.
Kornthal Church in Union County has been named as an “Architectural Wonder” by a Southern Illinois firm.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, standing at center, portrayed Illinois territorial Gov. Ninian Edwards at last Saturday afternoon’s bicentennial celebration. The event was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie is with William Hall of Tamms. Hall has received the Village of Tamms’ volunteer of the year award. The legislator shared in a news release that Hall was recognized for “his tireless efforts and hard work in the construction of the new Tamms Village Hall building.” Photo provided.
A “Get Connected” job and resource fair was held Jan. 11 at the Mighty Rivers Worship Center in Cairo. Gov. Bruce Rauner announced the state’s participation in the fair in December. The fair was put together to assist those who are being displaced from a federal housing project in Cairo.  The U.S....
The depot in Tamms has been named as an Architectural Wonder by a Southern Illinois firm. Baysinger Architects in Marion on Dec. 29 announced its fifth annual Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois list. The 2017 list of the Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois includes: The...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, says that 2017 will be remembered as a year of extremes for the United States, as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, fires and freezes claimed hundreds of lives and visited economic hardship upon the nation.  Recovery from the ravages...
The Village of Cobden, in partnership with the Illinois Municipal Utilities Association, IMUA, is again offering a scholarship competition program for eligible high school seniors.   Each eligible applicant is asked to submit an application and an essay of 500 words or less addressing their choice...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said the start of a new year is bringing promising beginnings for development of a river port in Alexander County.  Fowler said he also began 2018 by preparing for the start of scheduled spring session, coordinating with local mayors throughout the 59th...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in recent action. Murphysboro 35, A-J 28: The Lady Wildcats fell behind early in the loss to host Murphysboro on Saturday, Jan. 6. Angel Helm had 9 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals to lead A-J.  Hunter Denny had 9...
Trailing at various times throughout the game, the host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team fought back for a 60-58 win over Du Quoin in Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division action Friday, Jan. 5. The Indians led 15-12 after one quarter, but the...
Rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow could impact travel in the Union County area Thursday night and Friday. Bitter cold temperatures also are expected to return to the region over the upcoming weekend. Icy conditions could make driving treacherous. The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT,...
Kornthal Church in Union County has been named as an “Architectural Wonder” by a Southern Illinois firm.
A landmark Union County church has earned special recognition. Baysinger Architects in Marion on Dec. 29 announced its fifth annual Top 10 Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois list. The list for 2017 includes the historic Kornthal Church in Union County. Kornthal Church is located south of...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, standing at center, portrayed Illinois territorial Gov. Ninian Edwards at last Saturday afternoon’s bicentennial celebration. The event was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
Union County’s 200th birthday was celebrated last Saturday afternoon. A kick off celebration to commemorate the county’s bicentennial was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. An estimated 70 to 80 people gathered in the courthouse lobby on a cold and sunny January afternoon. Those in...

Obituaries

Norma Lee Jordan, 60, of Anna, died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on Nov. 25, 1957, in Chicago, the daughter of Joseph S. and Joyce Fay Utter. She is survived by all her family and friends at Mulberry Manor and ILS. She was preceded in death by her parents....
Tim L. Landis, 66, of Chatham, passed away at 6:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in his home. Tim was born Nov. 19, 1951, in Anna, the son of Floyd and Ann Childers Landis. He married Debra Chandler on May 2, 1981, in Chariton, Iowa. At the age of 16, Tim began working as a sports reporter for The...
Johnny A. Schneider, 39, of Anna, died Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was born on March 19, 1978, in Carbondale, the son of John and Darlene Hammer Schneider. He is survived by his parents, John and Darlene Schneider of Anna; one daughter, Justice Ann Green of Pulaski...
Mary L. Riley, 72, of Anna, died Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born on June 12, 1945, in Jonesboro, the daughter of David William and Mary Jensen Karraker. She married James R. Riley on May 5, 1961, in Anna. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, James R....
Lela Roberts, 82, of Murphysboro, died Friday, Dec. 29, 2017, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 15, 1935, in Carbondale, the daughter of Claud and Mabel Lipe Stearns. She married Robert Roberts on Nov. 9, 1953. He preceded her in death on April 9, 2008. Her family said she was a wonderful...

Sports

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in recent action. Murphysboro 35, A-J 28: The Lady Wildcats fell behind early in the loss to host Murphysboro on Saturday...

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