Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms presented an annual Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the high school gymnasium. Students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade sang a variety of holiday tunes.
Shawnee Community College hosted a legislative luncheon Nov. 30 on the college’s main campus near Ullin. Those who attended included representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., U.S. Sen.
Well, I suppose that we've been doing this long enough that what you are seeing could be considered a tradition. 
Union County 4-Her Kim Adams has created a unique project to help a child to have a “sweet” Christmas.
Kim Adams has a 4-H community project that she is doing during December. 
An official Illinois Bicentennial flag was raised during a noon hour ceremony which was held on a very windy Monday on the square in Jonesboro. The bicentennial flag can be seen beneath the U.S. flag, a POW/MIA flag and an Illinois flag. The City of Jonesboro and Union County will join the State of Illinois in celebrating their bicentennials in 2018.
The State of Illinois, Union County and the City of Jonesboro all will be celebrating their bicentennials during 2018.
Sigh. Not again. Maybe you sat down last Thursday or Friday to scan the latest edition of this publication.
Union County 4-Her Kim Adams has created a unique project to help a child to have a “sweet” Christmas.
An official Illinois Bicentennial flag was raised during a noon hour ceremony which was held on a very windy Monday on the square in Jonesboro. The bicentennial flag can be seen beneath the U.S. flag, a POW/MIA flag and an Illinois flag. The City of Jonesboro and Union County will join the State of Illinois in celebrating their bicentennials in 2018.
Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms presented an annual Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the high school gymnasium. Students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade sang a variety of holiday tunes. Before the program, students had an opportunity to send a letter to Santa and to visit with...
Shawnee Community College hosted a legislative luncheon Nov. 30 on the college’s main campus near Ullin. Those who attended included representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg,  a number of local...
A statewide helpline has been launched in Illinois to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances.  The helpline will provide a confidential outlet for individuals experiencing opioid use disorders, their families and anyone affected by the disease...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols during December in Alexander County. Plans for the patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of District 22. Alvey also announced the results of alcohol countermeasure...
Union County 4-Her Kim Adams has created a unique project to help a child to have a “sweet” Christmas.
Kim Adams has a 4-H community project that she is doing during December.  Kim wanted to create an angel tree in the shape of an ice cream cone because it was going to be set up at Jus10’s Frozen Yogurt in downtown Anna. Kim said she wanted a child to have a “sweet” Christmas.   After going on...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on Nov. 29 reported that  Irphan Gage Khurana, 21, of Anna, has been sentenced to three  years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of unlawful possession of weapon by a felon, which is a Class 2 felony.   Khurana also will serve a...
The Lick Creek School girls’ basketball team improved to 14-0 by winning the Egyptian Junior High Conference.  The Lady Eagles defense has been hard to beat this year, the team’s coaches, Desiree Walter and Baylie Denny, said. The coaches credited the players with working hard to keep their...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team defeated Hamilton County and Hardin County to win the Goreville Invitational Saturday, Dec. 2. A-J’s Jake Parr was named as the tournament’s most valuable player. A-J’s Sheldon McGrath and Ross Pinnon were named to the all-tourney team...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School is planning to host its first career fair for all Union County high school students on Feb. 15, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The career fair, coordinated by A-JCHS faculty members Natalie McLean Miller and Alysha Hase, will feature a wide variety of careers and...
Union County residents are being alerted about two scams which are targeting local community members. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds and Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel shared information about the scams. Money Owed to IRS Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting...

Obituaries

Virginia Joyce Harrington, died at her home, surrounded by her family and loved ones, on Dec. 6, 2017. She was born on Nov. 23, 1936, in Price, Ky., the eldest child of Gilbert and Clarice Wills. Graduating from Ballard Memorial High School, she was employed for many years and retired as a...
Rosa Lee Bell, 85,  of rural Vienna, died Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis. She was born on March 24, 1932, in Union County, the daughter of Alex and Lourena Jacobs Davis. In 1951, she married Raymond Eugene Bell in Jackson, Mo. He preceded her in death...
Brendan “Cory” Moore, infant son of Curtis Lee and Sarah Beth Warren Moore, was born sleeping on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. Brendan is survived by his adoring parents, Curtis Lee and Sarah Beth Moore; a brother, Jayden Moore; sisters Shaylee and Delaney Moore;...
Janette Commean, 70, of Du Quoin, died Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at Carbondale Memorial Hospital. She was born on Sept. 6, 1947, in East Chicago, Ind., the daughter of Rudolf and Evelyn Alice Stephenson Gavach. She is survived by her mother, Evelyn Gavach of Du Quoin; four sons, Jonathan Commean of...
Alma Gilliam, 93, of Caldwell, Texas, and formerly of Anna, died Monday, Dec. 11, at St. Joseph Hospital in Caldwell, Texas. Arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www....

Sports

The Lick Creek School girls’ basketball team improved to 14-0 by winning the Egyptian Junior High Conference.  The Lady Eagles defense has been hard to beat this year, the team’s...

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