On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and warm-up exercises.
An annual Wildcat Youth Football League’s football camp was held last week on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field. Around 50 to 60 young people participated in the week-long camp.
The picture was taken at the start of a back stroke event.
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team hosted a meet Tuesday evening, July 18. Anna and Herrin competed at the meet, which was held at the Anna City Pool. The picture was taken at the start of a back stroke event.
The Carmi-based 14U Diamond Xplosion ‘03 travel softball team won the recent Midwest Regional Tournament in dramatic fashion by defeating the S.I. Bandits 10-9 in the final inning.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School senior Jayce Turner has been named an All-American prep football player and will compete in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl.
The new owners of The Davie School Inn in Anna, Tammy and Lyle Woodrum, right, only charged $1 to their first customers, Jim and Debra May, left, of Plano, Texas. The Woodrums took over the business on June 29. Photo provided.
The Davie School Inn in Anna is under new management. Lyle and Tammy Woodrum bought The Davie School Inn from Gary and Andrea Dahmer on June 29.
A creature that only a mother could love? The bug was spotted recently on your writer's big green garbage can.
For this week, yours truly considered writing a colyum about something that had not happened yet. However, that would have been some more FAKE NEWS, and we're all done with that silliness. Well, I am...
On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and warm-up exercises.
The picture was taken at the start of a back stroke event.
The new owners of The Davie School Inn in Anna, Tammy and Lyle Woodrum, right, only charged $1 to their first customers, Jim and Debra May, left, of Plano, Texas. The Woodrums took over the business on June 29. Photo provided.
A creature that only a mother could love? The bug was spotted recently on your writer's big green garbage can.
On Illinois Speed Awareness Day, July 26, the Illinois State Police is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists through both education and enforcement.  In Illinois during 2015, speed was the reason for 34.2 percent of all fatal crashes. That’s 369...
On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and warm-up exercises.
An annual Wildcat Youth Football League’s football camp was held last week on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field. Around 50 to 60 young people participated in the week-long camp. On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and...
The picture was taken at the start of a back stroke event.
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team hosted a meet Tuesday evening, July 18. Anna and Herrin competed at the meet, which was held at the Anna City Pool. The picture was taken at the start of a back stroke event.
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant in Ullin. Cache River Days organizers also are seeking participants for a baby contest, as well as slow-pitch softball teams. Pageant The pageant is scheduled Friday evening, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin...
The start of a new semester is approaching for Shawnee Community College. Registration for fall classes is underway at the college. Fall classes are scheduled to begin Aug. 16. The schedule of classes is available at the main campus and at each of the college’s extension centers. One of the...
The first activities have been planned for the commemoration of Illinois’ bicentennial in 2018. Events are scheduled to include a craft beer competition and a video contest with students in Illinois. “The Illinois bicentennial is an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate our great state...
The Carmi-based 14U Diamond Xplosion ‘03 travel softball team won the recent Midwest Regional Tournament in dramatic fashion by defeating the S.I. Bandits 10-9 in the final inning. Entering the final frame, Diamond Xplosion was down 9-5. First baseman Alli Goering led off the inning with a single...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School senior Jayce Turner has been named an All-American prep football player and will compete in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. The game is scheduled Dec. 18 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The stadium is the home of the National Football League’s...
The Jonesboro Bi-Centennial Committee is already planning to celebrate next year’s 200th anniversary of the founding of Jonesboro in 1818.   The committee is looking for old pictures of  individuals, groups, organizations, buildings, businesses, advertisements – anything 50 years or older.  ...
The new owners of The Davie School Inn in Anna, Tammy and Lyle Woodrum, right, only charged $1 to their first customers, Jim and Debra May, left, of Plano, Texas. The Woodrums took over the business on June 29. Photo provided.
The Davie School Inn in Anna is under new management. Lyle and Tammy Woodrum bought The Davie School Inn from Gary and Andrea Dahmer on June 29. The Woodrums are not from the area. They have spent much of their lives moving around to different areas, including Georgia, Texas and India. They worked...

Obituaries

Rev. Verlee Eaker
Rev. Verlee Eaker, 88, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Anna, died at 12:05 p.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on Nov. 15, 1928, in Grassy, Mo., the son of Raymond and Lilly Mouser Eaker. He married Joyce Johnson on July 10, 1950. She...
Betty Stahlheber, 86, of rural Dongola, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Integrity Healthcare Center in Anna.  She was born in Dupo, the daughter of Louis and Christine Kurtz Sutter.  She married Earl Stahlheber in 1951. She is survived by her husband, Earl Stahlheber of rural...
Bonnie Moreland
Bonnie Moreland, 89, of Anna, died Saturday, July 22, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Aug. 7, 1927, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Arthur and Marie Frick Boyd. She married Raymond L. Moreland on Sept. 23, 1950. He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 2015. She is survived by...
Joanna Coles
Joanna Coles, 62, of Anna, died July 19, 2017, at her home.  She was born on March 25, 1955, in Anna, the daughter of Boyd B. and Ruth A. Martin Henson.  She married Mike Coles on Jan. 3, 1987, in Carbondale. She is survived by her husband, Mike Coles of Anna; children Tommy Yates of Missouri, Gary...
Walter Thomas Lamer, 79, of Jerseyville, died at 5:35 a.m. Friday, July 14, 2017, at the Jerseyville Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born on Feb. 6, 1938, and was the youngest, and last surviving of 10 children born to Lawrence Lafayette and Lena “Budgie” Angell Lamer. He grew up in...

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On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and warm-up exercises.
An annual Wildcat Youth Football League’s football camp was held last week on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field. Around 50 to 60 young people participated in the...

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