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.
In an effort to increase the quantity and quality of the selection of books available to students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, the school conducted a book drive.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has been awarded an in-kind grant donation of 25 computers from State Farm. A-JCHS received 22 desktop computers and monitors, as well as three laptop computers.
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.
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...
Union County’s 2018 primary election is shaping up to be very competitive, as more than a dozen candidates have filed nominating petitions to seek office. Filing of nominating petitions ended at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 4. Filing began on Monday, Nov. 27. The primary election is set for March 20, 2018....
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. On Sunday, Dec. 3, Gov. Bruce Rauner and leaders of the Illinois Bicentennial Commission officially kicked off the state’s yearlong 200th birthday celebration during ceremonies...
The Illinois Department of Insurance and Get Covered Illinois will be in Anna on Friday, Dec. 8, to provide information and answer questions on the Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Stinson Memorial Library, located at 09 S Main...
The Anna church of Christ will host a series of Bible lectures beginning Sunday, Dec. 10 through Dec. 13. Sunday's speaker will be Mike McDaniel, moderator of the TV show, "A Bible Answer." Monday - Kevin Lawrence, Tuesday - Darrell Simon, and Wednesday - Gerald Cowan. Sunday times are 9:30 a.m....

Obituaries

Mary Elizabeth Belcher-Jackson, 97, of Anna, died on Nov. 29, 2017, at her home. She was born on July 10, 1920, in Metropolis, the daughter of Clarence and Mae Colgrove Gillespie Sr. She married Harry Belcher on Aug. 7, 1940. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1996. Afterwards, she married...
Russell S. Brinker, 85, of Makanda, died Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, at home. Nancy Carol Brinker, 84, of Makanda, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. Russell and Nancy were married on Sept. 20, 1952, and shared 65 happy years of marriage together. Russell was born on May 20...
Ricky Vick, 61, of Tamms, died Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at home in Tamms. He was born on March 4, 1956, in Cairo, the son of Roy and Martha Foster Vick. He married Joan Betts on Dec. 27, 1988. He was a hardworking man. He had worked as a mechanic at Green Implement and was a farmer. He is survived by...
Michael Knight, 70, of Anna, died at 8:01 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, at his home. He was born on March 9, 1947, in Christopher, the son of Raymond James and Helen Marlene Eddings Knight. He married Linda Sue Schimdt in Elgin. She preceded him in death in 1991. He is survived by two brothers,...
Donn S. Miller, 75, of Tamms, and formerly of Cairo, died Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, at 6:37 a.m. in Cairo at Asperion Care. He was born on July 17, 1942, in Cairo, the son of Charles H. and Alice Marie Sterrett Miller. He was a graduate of Cairo High School and retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He...

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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