Cold rain, chilly temperatures and blustery winds were the backdrop for last Saturday’s 2017 River to River Relay. The event began in Union County and ended in Golconda.
Sheryl Ribbing
Shawnee Community College announces that the 2017 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member is Sheryl Ribbing of Anna.
The Trail of Tears State Forest on a recent cool spring night. We had motored to the state forest to share its beauty with a visitor from the east. This is one of the images that yours truly has had fun creating with the use of a nifty "solarize" tool in Photoshop.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave, especially when it's Monday morning, a deadline is fast approaching, and a famous dead poet has not stepped up to write this column, mainly, of course, 'cause he's still dead.
From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Photo by Mike Estel.
Dongola High School student athlete Kaysee Johnston signed a national letter of intent last Friday to play volleyball for Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa.
“Scenes from Alice” cast members Brinley Corbit, Jossilin Needling and Jadden Brimm are looking forward to performing in the play. Photo provided.
Shawnee Hills Arts Council is planning to present its fourth annual children’s production, “Scenes from Alice.”
Walter Cronkite, left, was interviewed by Don Michel in Carbondale in 1996. SIU Press Photo/courtesy of Don Michel.
Amazon.com has released publication of a new book by Don Michel, former owner/operator of WRAJ, WRAJ-FM radio stations in Anna.
Sheryl Ribbing
The Trail of Tears State Forest on a recent cool spring night. We had motored to the state forest to share its beauty with a visitor from the east. This is one of the images that yours truly has had fun creating with the use of a nifty "solarize" tool in Photoshop.
From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Photo by Mike Estel.
“Scenes from Alice” cast members Brinley Corbit, Jossilin Needling and Jadden Brimm are looking forward to performing in the play. Photo provided.
Walter Cronkite, left, was interviewed by Don Michel in Carbondale in 1996. SIU Press Photo/courtesy of Don Michel.
The Cobden High School baseball team won two games in recent action. Cobden 6, Vienna 1: Trevor Middleton was 2-for-3 with  an RBI to lead host Cobden to the South Egyptian Conference win Wednesday, April 19. Dylan Duty was 1-for-2 with a double and 2 RBIs. Bayden Ditterline was 1-for-2 with a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ soccer team went 3-1 in recent action. A-J 4, Massac County 0: Elle Basler scored two goals to lead the visiting Lady Wildcats to the win Monday, April 17. MiKayla Bundren and Jaycee Pender each had a goal apiece for A-J. Raegan Cruse, Pender and Emma...
Cold rain, chilly temperatures and blustery winds were the backdrop for last Saturday’s 2017 River to River Relay. The event began in Union County and ended in Golconda. The relay was coordinated by the River to River Runners Club and featured 250 teams of eight runners each. The accompanying...
The National Weather Service has issued a forecast of heavy rain for the next several days. Illinois State Police District 22 Interim Commander Lieutenant Michael Alvey, would like to remind motorists to be safe when traveling through areas experiencing flooding. Motorists are urged to reduce their...
Sheryl Ribbing
Shawnee Community College announces that the 2017 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member is Sheryl Ribbing of Anna. The award recognizes the high achievement of Illinois Community College instructors. Ribbing received her bachelor of science degree in...
The National Day of Prayer is scheduled to be observed in Union County on Thursday, May 4.   The observance is being hosted by the City of Anna and coordinated by the Union County Alliance of Churches.   The event will again be held at the band shell in the Anna City Park.   A mini-concert is...
The Lick Creek Lady Eagles won their season opener April 18 at the annual Jonesboro-Goreville Track Invitational. The meet was run at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School track. With 12 teams on hand Lick Creek met the challenge with a convincing win. There were some very fine athletes on hand...
From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Photo by Mike Estel.
Dongola High School student athlete Kaysee Johnston signed a national letter of intent last Friday to play volleyball for Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa. From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Kaysee...
Coach Ron Fulenwider’s second book signing fundraiser is planned at Lick Creek School April 29 at 2 p.m. Coach Ron Fulenwider has been inspired by the recent success of the Lick Creek Lady Eagles Southern Illinois State Champion Cross Country team.  The decision was made to do a second book...
The Anna City Council had a busy and wide-ranging agenda for its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, April 18. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. A project update was shared by city administrator Steve Guined. In related business, the council approved a bid for one of the city’s improvement...

Obituaries

William Robert Wynn
William Robert Wynn, 70, of Carmi, and formerly of Decatur, died Saturday, April 22, 2017, at his home. He was born on Jan. 31, 1947, in Herrin, the son of James Robert and Veneta Berniece Taylor Wynn. He served in the U.S. Army during Vietman. He retired from the Newton Broom Factory and enjoyed...
Bradley Don Smith
Bradley Don Smith, of Anna, and formerly of Marion, died Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at his home at the age of 70. He was born on April 12, 1947, in Tuscola, the son of Don and Margaret Chamberlin Smith. He was a 1965 graduate of Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. He received his degree from...
Thomas G. Pickles, 44, of Anna, died at 2:52 a.m. Saturday, April 15, 2017. He was born on Dec. 12, 1972, in Cape Girardeau, the son of Clarence Eugene and Pamla Johns Pickles. He is survived by his mother, Pamla Johns of Cape Girardeau; a brother, Michael (Heather) Pickles of Anna; his fiancee,...
Carlos Modglin
Carlos Modglin, 83, of Jonesboro, died at 3:25 a.m. Thursday, April 20, 2017, at St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born on May 14, 1933, in Berryville, the son of Fred and Ora Lee Womack Modglin. He was raised by his grandparents, the Rev. W.C. and Elizabeth Womack. He is...
William Dean ‘Bill’ Morrison
William Dean “Bill” Morrison, 70, of Champaign, died on April 18, 2017, at Carle Hospital. He was born on Jan. 7, 1947, in Anna, the son of Mary Wilberta Eastman and William J. Morrison. He was preceded in death by his parents; and his stepmother, Rosalie (Stepzinski) Morrison. He was an active...

Sports

The Cobden High School baseball team won two games in recent action. Cobden 6, Vienna 1: Trevor Middleton was 2-for-3 with  an RBI to lead host Cobden to the South Egyptian Conference win...

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