CHICAGO –Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago:
Campers and coaches watch to see if the ball will roll into the hole. The golfers were competing in a golf scramble on June 20, the final day of a junior golf program at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Photo and story by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Country Club in Anna hosted a junior golf clinic June 14-20. The clinic finished with a golf scramble on Monday, June 20.
Student registration dates are posted on a sign in front of the Anna Junior High/Davie School in Anna.
Administrators at each of Union County's seven public school districts have indicated that they are planning to open as scheduled in August for the start of the 2016-2017 academic year.
A girls’ backstroke competition was one of the many events held last Saturday at the Anna Invitational Swim Meet. The event was held at the Anna City Pool.
Chandra Parr has earned Missouri Valley Conference postseason honors in softball. Photo provided.
Chandra Parr, who is a member of the University of Evansville softball team, has been selected to the 2016 Missouri Valley Conference softball first team. 
A "strawberry moon" was visible in the sky over Southern Illinois on Monday night, June 20.
A "strawberry moon" was visible in the sky over Southern Illinois on Monday night, June 20. "Strawberry moon" is a nickname for a full moon which appears in June.
Campers and coaches watch to see if the ball will roll into the hole. The golfers were competing in a golf scramble on June 20, the final day of a junior golf program at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Photo and story by Amber Skelton.
Student registration dates are posted on a sign in front of the Anna Junior High/Davie School in Anna.
Chandra Parr has earned Missouri Valley Conference postseason honors in softball. Photo provided.
A "strawberry moon" was visible in the sky over Southern Illinois on Monday night, June 20.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, acting as special prosecutor in Alexander County, reported June 24 that Brian K. Tucker, 50, of Cairo, has been sentenced in Alexander County Circuit Court to 66 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Tucker was sentenced on one count of...
Summer has arrived, and that means the Union County Fair is coming, too. County fair activities are scheduled from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The county fair schedule opens on Friday, Aug. 19, with open show registration from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The...
Dale Prater and Sydney Ray, recent graduates of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School and members of the A-J golf team, are recipients of the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship in the amount of $1,000 each.  Dale Prater is the son of Jim Prater and Missy Teska of Anna. Sydney Ray is the...
CHICAGO –Ensure your Independence Day weekend is filled with celebration and not regret with these 10 fire safety tips, from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region V office in Chicago: Be sure fireworks are legal in your area before using or buying them. Always have an adult...
Session One, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., 2nd and 3rd grades. Photo provided.
Coach Ron’s 2016 Sports Speed Development camp was held at Jonesboro Grade School on June 20-23. Ninety-six campers registered for the four-day camp with an average attendance of 86. The campers ages ranged from incoming 2nd graders to outgoing 8th graders. The camp was divided into three sessions...
Campers and coaches watch to see if the ball will roll into the hole. The golfers were competing in a golf scramble on June 20, the final day of a junior golf program at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Photo and story by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Country Club in Anna hosted a junior golf clinic June 14-20. The clinic finished with a golf scramble on Monday, June 20. The young golfers were instructed in golf etiquette, course management and the rules of the game. Professional Golfers' Association professional Brandon...
The story is a familiar one for the Union County Highway Department. Uncertainty surrounding the State of Illinois' budget and its impact on the highway department were discussed at last Friday morning's regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning,...
Student registration dates are posted on a sign in front of the Anna Junior High/Davie School in Anna.
Administrators at each of Union County's seven public school districts have indicated that they are planning to open as scheduled in August for the start of the 2016-2017 academic year. As of early this week, a great deal of uncertainty surrounded the start of the new school year due to the lack of...
Adam Crabb
Morthland College is presenting Adam Crabb, along with Aaron and Amanda Crabb on Friday Aug. 5, at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. The concert will be held at Paschedag Auditorium inside Frankfort Community High School in West Frankfort. General admission tickets are $20. VIP tickets are $35 and...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan reported June 21 that a Pinckneyville woman pleaded guilty to charges of theft and income tax fraud for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from the Pinckneyville Rural Fire Protection District, PRFPD. Tammy Kellerman, 52, of Pinckneyville, pleaded guilty in...

Obituaries

Lorene V. Jones, 91, of Anna, died at 8:15 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, today, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. Interment will be in the Casper Cemetery near Anna. Friends can call after 10...
Mary E. Grimes, 82, of rural Olmstead, and formerly of Anna, died at 10:37 p.m. Monday, June 27, at home. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral...
Ruth Aldridge, 95, of Johnston City, and formerly of Cobden, died at 9:07 a.m. Monday, June 27, at her home. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman...
Mary V. Reames, nee Cerny, 91, of Caseyville, was born on Sept. 28, 1924, in Anna, and died on Saturday, June 25, 2016, at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea. She was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Caseyville and was a past member of the LIFT Group in Belleville. She...
Steven M. Wright, 35, died at 9:14 p.m. Friday, June 24, 2016, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Sept. 4, 1980, in Murphysboro, the son of Carl M. and Imogene Tellor Wright. He is survived by his parents, Carl and Imogene Wright of Anna; one sister, Kimberly (Emmanuel) Garcia of Anna...

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Dale Prater and Sydney Ray, recent graduates of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School and members of the A-J golf team, are recipients of the Brian S. Tucker Memorial Golf Scholarship in the amount of...

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