The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola Co-op boys’ soccer team won a game and tied another in recent action.
Jonesboro School Fall Festival queen and king candidates, along with emcees, are featured in the accompanying picture. Seated are queen candidates Natalee Brown, Kaya Coleman, Chloe McFarland and Maya Simovski. In the second row are mistress of ceremonies Marlee Smith; king candidates Ethan Carver, Mason Watkins, Nathan Hileman and Jacob Acklin; and mistress of ceremonies Kaelyn George. Photo provided.
Big events are planned at Jonesboro School’s 2017 Fall Festival, which is scheduled Oct. 5.
Five students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have enlisted in the military. From left are Taylor Hoekstra, Aspen Earnhart, Mitchell Tellor, Nate Frankell and Jacob Tellor.
By Lindsey Rae Vaughn Five students from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have enlisted to serve in the United States armed forces. All of the students are seniors at the Union County school.
Dave Fombelle has been honored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Photo provided.
Dave Fombelle, co-proprietor of the Blue Boar Restaurant and Great Boars of Fire Catering, recently received the Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, ESGR.
The 2017 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School homecoming queen and king candidates are, from left, Jasmin Foster, Arieh Hart, Lexi Smith, Jake Parr, Clare Boget, Jaryt Tripp, Payton Alsip, Sheldon McGrath, Audrey Harr and Hunter Ralls. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A parade, a football game and coronation of homecoming royalty are planned at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The Union County school’s homecoming celebration is underway this week.
From left are the Hon. D.D. Bigler, Ursula Rakes, John Bigler, Arryn Carson, Lynne Chambers and Adam Loos.
Jonesboro School Fall Festival queen and king candidates, along with emcees, are featured in the accompanying picture. Seated are queen candidates Natalee Brown, Kaya Coleman, Chloe McFarland and Maya Simovski. In the second row are mistress of ceremonies Marlee Smith; king candidates Ethan Carver, Mason Watkins, Nathan Hileman and Jacob Acklin; and mistress of ceremonies Kaelyn George. Photo provided.
Five students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have enlisted in the military. From left are Taylor Hoekstra, Aspen Earnhart, Mitchell Tellor, Nate Frankell and Jacob Tellor.
Dave Fombelle has been honored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Photo provided.
The 2017 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School homecoming queen and king candidates are, from left, Jasmin Foster, Arieh Hart, Lexi Smith, Jake Parr, Clare Boget, Jaryt Tripp, Payton Alsip, Sheldon McGrath, Audrey Harr and Hunter Ralls. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Sept. 19 that Derek S. Goolsby, 34, of rural Dongola, has been sentenced to concurrent three-year terms in the Illinois Department of Corrections for two methamphetamine offenses.   Goolsby pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine,...
From left are the Hon. D.D. Bigler, Ursula Rakes, John Bigler, Arryn Carson, Lynne Chambers and Adam Loos.
The Hon. D.D. Bigler (retired) and Mr. A. John Bigler are pleased to announce the expansion of the Bigler Law Office with the opening of a second office in Springfield, Missouri, and welcome the addition of two new associate attorneys, Ms. Arryn Carson and Mr. Adam Loos, joining the Anna office....
The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola Co-op boys’ soccer team won a game and tied another in recent action. A-J/Cobden/Dongola 2, Marion 2: Jaryt Tripp and Sheldon McGrath scored a goal apiece to lead the host team to the tie Thursday, Sept. 14. Goalie Jake Parr played 80 minutes in goal and had 11...
Jonesboro School Fall Festival queen and king candidates, along with emcees, are featured in the accompanying picture. Seated are queen candidates Natalee Brown, Kaya Coleman, Chloe McFarland and Maya Simovski. In the second row are mistress of ceremonies Marlee Smith; king candidates Ethan Carver, Mason Watkins, Nathan Hileman and Jacob Acklin; and mistress of ceremonies Kaelyn George. Photo provided.
Big events are planned at Jonesboro School’s 2017 Fall Festival, which is scheduled Oct. 5. Fall Festival is the Jonesboro School PTO’s biggest fund-raiser of the year.   The community is invited to enjoy the festivities at Jonesboro School on Thursday, Oct. 5.   Games are scheduled from 5:30 p.m....
Five students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have enlisted in the military. From left are Taylor Hoekstra, Aspen Earnhart, Mitchell Tellor, Nate Frankell and Jacob Tellor.
By Lindsey Rae Vaughn Five students from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have enlisted to serve in the United States armed forces. All of the students are seniors at the Union County school. Taylor Hoekstra enlisted in the U.S. Army in the spring of this year. She is part of the future soldier...
Dave Fombelle has been honored by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve. Photo provided.
Dave Fombelle, co-proprietor of the Blue Boar Restaurant and Great Boars of Fire Catering, recently received the Seven Seals Award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, ESGR. ESGR was established in 1972 and is a U.S. Department of Defense office. The basic purpose of ESGR is to...
The 2017 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School homecoming queen and king candidates are, from left, Jasmin Foster, Arieh Hart, Lexi Smith, Jake Parr, Clare Boget, Jaryt Tripp, Payton Alsip, Sheldon McGrath, Audrey Harr and Hunter Ralls. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A parade, a football game and coronation of homecoming royalty are planned at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The Union County school’s homecoming celebration is underway this week. The homecoming celebration has been planned by the A-JCHS Student Council. This year’s theme is “Luau.” ...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team begins Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division play Friday when it hosts Carterville. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. for the A-J homecoming game at The Pit. The game will be aired on WIBH radio in Anna. The Lions are 3-1...
After Nashville scored on the opening drive, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team erupted for 10 touchdowns on its way to a 71-41 win over the visiting Hornets at The Pit Friday, Sept. 15. “I felt good going in the game offensively,” A-J coach Brett Detering said. “But  we didn’t...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced on Sept. 19 that Daniel Jacob Bible, 34, of Anna, has been sentenced to 42 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.  Bible will also serve a two year period of Mandatory Supervised Release (...

Obituaries

Larry “Frog” Simmerman, 69, of Dongola, died at 8:20 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born on April 9, 1948, in Union County, the son of Henry Levi and Gladys Geneva Lyerla Simmerman. He married Shirley Dillow on Jan. 27, 1967. He was a 1966 graduate of...
William J. Halter Sr., 89, of Anna, died at 9:10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. He was born on Jan. 2, 1928, the son of John and Lillie Andres Halter. He married Kathryn Haney on June 24, 1954. He served in the Illinois Army Reserves as a first lieutenant and in the Missouri National Guard as...
Joyce Alexander, 70, of Eldorado, and formerly of Cobden, died at 12:20 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the Select Specialty Hospital in St. Charles, Mo. She was born on June 6, 1947, in Cobden, the daughter of Nova Lee and Evelyn Bonita Aldridge Pack. She is survived by her sister, Bonnie (Jerry)...
Kedron K. Parr, 94, of Anna, died Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, at her home. She was born on Jan. 16, 1923, in Dongola, the daughter of Paul Alfred and Bertha Novella Karraker Lingle. She married Luther Parr on April 25, 1943. He preceded her in death on Nov. 13, 2010. She enjoyed working in her flower...
Steven D. Lawrence, 57, of Cobden, died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at his home. He was born on Jan. 2, 1960, the son of Randal L. Lawrence Jr. and Mary E. Sadler Lawrence. He is survived by his nephew, Adam (Nikki) Lawrence of Rosiclare; nieces Elizabeth Lawrence of Anna and Samantha Sheffield of New...

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The Anna-Jonesboro/Cobden/Dongola Co-op boys’ soccer team won a game and tied another in recent action. A-J/Cobden/Dongola 2, Marion 2: Jaryt Tripp and Sheldon McGrath scored a goal apiece to...

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