January 2010

Suspect faces multiple charges following pursuit

A Union County man faces multiple charges following a vehicle pursuit incident which happened  last week in Anna.

Anna Police Chief Dale Foster identified the suspect in the case as Dustin J. Hubbs, 18, of Anna.

The incident happened Tuesday night, Dec. 21. The Anna and Cobden police departments and the Union County Sheriff’s Office were involved in the incident.

Foster said the pursuit involved a 2008 Mercedes-Benz which allegedly had been stolen from a business located in the Transcraft Drive area in Anna.

School filing ends

Filing for April 2011 board of education elections in Union County school districts ended Monday, Dec. 20.

Elections are scheduled next spring in all seven of the county's school districts.

Here's a look at who filed:

Lick Creek School District 16: Five positions are open on the board. Incumbents John A. Basler, Boyd Holshouser and Allen Plott filed for reelection. Gregory George also filed.

'Think twice' before drinking and driving

The Illinois State Police are encouraging motorists to "think twice" when they are consuming alcohol during the holiday season.

Capt. Harry Masse, commander of Illinois State Police District 22, recently noted that the stakes continue to rise for those who are willing to roll the dice and drive while intoxicated. Union County is part of District 22, which has its headquarters at Ullin.

A DUI arrest and conviction not only presents numerous inconveniences to the violator, but is getting progressively more expensive, Masse advised.

Larry G. Rosson

<p class="MsoNormal"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family:">Larry G. Rosson, age 69 of Jonesboro died at 2:48 am Wednesday December 1, 2010 in Union County Hospital in Anna.</span></strong></p>

<p class="MsoNormal"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family:"><span style="">        </span> Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.</span></strong></p>

Lori Ann McReynolds

<p class="MsoNormal"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family:">Lori Ann McReynolds, age 47 of Carbondale and formerly of Anna, passed away suddenly on Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital of Carbondale.<span style=""> </span> She was born August 10, 1963 in Anna, the daughter of James and Linda (Swink) Craig.<span style=""> </span> Lori married Rick McReynolds on March 23, 1985 in Cape Girardeau, MO.</span></strong></p>

William Andrijauskas

William Andrijauskas, 78, died at 12:36 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, 2010, at Herrin Rehab & Healthcare Center in Herrin.

He was born Feb. 9, 1932 in Chicago.

William has no known survivors.

Private funeral and burial will be in the Anna Cemetery.

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements.

        Wounded Warriors take part in special hunt

        Only two ducks were harvested by the hunters during their morning hunt last Friday in Union County, but that didn't seem to matter.

        "If I don't get anything, we're still having a good time," said disabled veteran Adam Peacock. "I'm having a ball."

        The hunters had better success in the afternoon, with an additional 52 more ducks and three geese harvested.

        A noon meal was provided at the club the day of the hunt, with the meat cooked by Raymond Crane.

        Anna woman sentenced on heroin conspiracy charge

        Stephen R. Wigginton, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced on Dec. 1 that a Union County woman had been sentenced after previously pleading guilty to a one-count indictment charging her with conspiracy to distribute heroin.

        Melanie A. Haas, 24, of Anna, was sentenced Monday, Nov. 29, in United States District Court in Benton.

        Haas was sentenced to 60 months in prison, four years of supervised release and was fined $600.

        Earlene Osman

        <p class="MsoNormal"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family:"><span style="">        </span> Earlene Osman, age 92 of Jonesboro died at 9:30 pm Monday December 27, 2010 in the Jonesboro Rehab and Health Care Center.</span></strong></p>


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