January 2010

Dowell man sentenced for home invasion

A Southern Illinois man will serve time in prison for his part in a home invasion and beating of a Union County resident.

Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Tuesday that Tommy E. Reams, 27, of Dowell, will serve 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for his part in the home invasion and beating of Gerald Dziczkowski of 250 Kimber Rd. in rural Dongola.

Dziczkowski was found dead in his home on the evening of Oct. 22, 2009.

Meridian, Cairo win at 1A regional

Host Meridian and Cairo each won in opening-round action at the Class 1A high school boys’ basketball regional tournament Monday, Feb. 22.

Following are game summaries:

Meridian 112, Dongola 51: Darian Engram had 20 points to lead the Bobcats to the win.

Brent Kennedy and DaVante McClung had 16 points apiece, Cameron Ballard 12, Timmy Hackney 10, Brandon Madison 9, Jeffery Dickson 6 and Lauren Terry, Joshua Jones and Gregory Nesby 4 apiece.

A-J FBLA members receive awards at area conference

The Illinois Future Business Leaders of America, FBLA, Southern Area Conference was held Thursday, Jan. 14, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

Four-hundred-sixty-four advisers, members and guests registered from 18 area schools: Anna-Jonesboro, Carbondale, Carterville, Christ Our Savior Lutheran in Evansville, Du Quoin, Hamilton County, Harrisburg, Herrin, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Murphysboro, Pinckneyville, Shawnee, Sparta, Steeleville, Trico, Waltonville and Waterloo.

The theme of the conference was "FBLA: Simply the Best."

Annual Bald Knob Cross membership meeting set

The future of a Union County landmark will be the focus of discussion at an upcoming meeting.

The annual meeting of the Bald Knob Cross of Peace membershp is planned Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The meeting is set for 7 p.m. at the welcome center which is located near the Cross of Peace atop Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass.

People from throughout the region who are interested in the future of the cross are invited and encouraged to attend next Tuesday's meeting.

Robert “Turkey Shooter” Spier

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Versella G. “Sally” Kelley

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Mid-Continent President’s List students named

Union County students have been named to the fall semester president’s list at Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky.

The students are in the university’s Advantage accelerated degree completion program.

To achieve the president’s list, students must maintain a 4.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale.

President’s list students from the area are named below by their hometowns:

Anna: Vonda Hill.

Dongola: Mary Bartly.

Jonesboro: Amanda Hazel, Angela McClelland, Genny Robinson, Carla Whitaker.

Allen James McLaughlin

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Carterville ends season for A-J girls

Carterville avenged an earlier loss to Anna-Jonesboro with a 56-49 win in first-round action of the Class 2A high school girls’ basketball regional at Murphysboro Tuesday, Feb. 9.

The Lady Wildcats led 19-15 after one quarter and were ahead 20-19 at the half.

A-J led 31-30 going into the final period but the Lady Lions went on a 16-8 run in the frame to post the come-from-behind win.

Emma Basler scored 18 points to lead the Lady Wildcats.

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