January 2010

A man with a vision Alto Vineyards founder, wine industry pioneer Guy Renzaglia remembered

Thanks to the vision of Guy Renzaglia, several visitors to Alto Pass were able to stop and enjoy a glass of wine last Saturday morning.

The visitors had stopped at the Alto Vineyards winery in the Union County village on a bright and sunny November morning.

They were able to visit a local winery because Mr. Renzaglia's dream came to fruition in the form of Union County's first winery.

Guy Renzaglia died early Wednesday morning, Nov. 4, at this home in Mahomet. He was 92.

Donald Russell

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family:"><span style="">        </span> Donald Russell, age 70 of Anna died at 6:30 a.m. Thursday, October 28, 2010 at his home.<span style=""> </span> Donald was born August 27, 1940 in Rockford the son of Clifford and Cecelia Russell.</span></p>

Cobden School names honor roll students

igh School announces first quarter honor roll students:

Seniors, high honors: Alysha Bottje, Katherine Russell, Harley Jennings-Yon, Stephanie Brumleve, Hanna England, Steven Myers, Britni Luitjohan, Samantha Flamm, Robert Gearhart, Maria Piper.

Seniors, honors: Ariana Duda, Kelsey Sweitzer, Sara Grubb, Brandi Naumann, Guadalupe Olivares, Robert Lehr, Maria Palmerin, Stephanie Jones, Zachary Parrish, Geraldine Carmona.

Juniors, high honors: Rebekah Russell, Clinton Inman, Jonathan Pearl, Austin Travelstead, Casey Brown.

A-J volleyball players honored

A-J volleyball

players honored

Three players from the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball team have been selected to the 2010 Southern Illinois River-to-River Mississippi Division all-conference team.

The trio honored from the Lady Wildcat squad, which finished 18-13 overall, were Emma Basler, Chandra Parr and Mackenzie Housman.

        Largest fire in Shawnee Forest history contained

        The largest documented fire ever on the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois was contained by Wednesday evening, Nov. 10.

        The U.S. Forest Service reported that the fire in southwestern Jackson County had been 100 percent contained as of 6 p.m. Nov. 10.

        The Forest Service reported that the 409-acre fire was the largest ever documented on the Shawnee.

        The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

        Hospital's 'clinical hourly rounding' helps to promote comfort of patients

        (Note: Jim Farris is chief executive officer at Union County Hospital in Anna.)

        For many people, going to the hospital can be a bit intimidating.

        Besides the unfamiliar environment, there’s a reason for our visit about which we may be nervous – a test, procedure or perhaps surgery.

        And besides our own doctor, we probably don’t know any of the nurses or other medical professionals caring for us.

        Larry White

        <p class="MsoNormal"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt;">Larry White, age 61, of Olive Branch, Illinois, formerly of Poplar Bluff, Missouri, died at 9:30 AM, Sunday, November 7, 2010 at his home.</span></strong></p>

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        Madrigal, fabric art exhibit, bazaar set at Anna Arts Center

        Shawnee Hills Arts Council plans to host a madrigal dinner and fabric art show at the Masters Center, 117 W. Davie St. in Anna, Friday, Nov. 26, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as part of a holiday arts festival.

        Madrigal Dinner

        The event will feature music by Brian Carraker, Cody Foltz and Kristin Nance, and an exhibit of quilts and fabric art by Barbara Jahn, Common Threads Quilt Guild and other local quilters.

        Lick Creek boys win tournament

        The Lick Creek boys’ junior high school basketball team won its own round robin tournament, which was played Oct. 18-22.

        Following are game summaries:

        Lick Creek 65, Dongola 42: Zach Parr scored 31 points to lead Lick Creek to the final tournament game win, Oct. 22.

        Curtis Plott added 12 points, Will Charles 6, Gavin Hooks and Logan Mattingly 4 apiece, Hunter Garver 3, Bryce Wright and Kenton Leehy 2 each and Jake Parr 1.

        Lick Creek 46, Cobden 37: Zach Parr had 31 points to lead host Lick Creek to the win, Oct. 21.


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