January 2010

A-J wrestling squad defeats host Harrisburg

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team ran its dual record to 6-2 with a 39-35 win at Harrisburg Tuesday, Dec. 14.

Following are match results with A-J wrestlers listed first:

103 pounds: Devon LaFine was pinned.

112 pounds: Daniel Heath won by forfeit.

119 pounds: Andrew  Adams was pinned.

125 pounds: Harry Kern was decisioned, 15-0.

130 pounds: Josh Merriman was decisioned.

135 pounds: Forrest Palis won by a pin.

140 pounds: Austin Noble was pinned.

Frank Lyle Petty

<p style="line-height: 150%;" class="MsoNormalCxSpFirst"><strong style=""><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 150%;"><span style="">           </span></span> Mr. Frank Lyle Petty, age 81 of Anna, passed away at 12:15 p.m. Sunday, December 26, 2010 at the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born August 16, 1929 in Harrisburg, IL, the son of Frank Givens and Mabel Wallace Petty. He married Margaret Anne Keller on May 11, 1951 in Anna; she preceded him in death on January 10, 2008.</strong></p>

Arlie Franklin Carrington

Arlie Franklin Carrington, 83, formerly of Dixon, died Nov. 26, 2010, at 11:42 a.m. in Birchwood Retirement Estate in Twin Falls, Idaho.

He served in the U.S. Army as a miliary policeman during World War II.

After returning home he was then married to his first wife Agnes and moved to Dixon. Arlie and Agnes had three children together, David, Gail and Ray.

He later married his second wife Bertha, and they lived 31 years together.

A-J defeats Cobden

Travis Smith opened the game with a 3-pointer to lead host Anna-Jonesboro to a 9-0 unanswered run on its way to a 64-45 win over county rival Cobden in non-conference high school boys’ basketball Monday, Dec. 6.

The Wildcats led 21-7 after one quarter behind a 3-pointer apiece by Brady Wright and Cody Livesay.

Chad Mayes and Smith added another 3-pointer each as A-J built a 31-17 halftime lead.

Sandwiched around a 3-pointer by Smith, the Wildcats went on a 9-point unanswered run early in the third quarter to put the game away.

County holidays approved for 2011

Union County government holidays have been set for 2011.

The schedule was approved by the Union County Board of Commissioners at a Nov. 30 meeting.

The holiday schedule includes:

New Year’s Day, Friday, Dec. 31. Martin Luther King’s birthday, Jan. 17.

Lincoln’s birthday, Feb. 11. Washington’s birthday, Feb. 21.

Good Friday, April 22. Memorial Day, May 30.

Independence Day, July 4. Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Columbus Day, Oct. 10. Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Johnsons married 50 years

Jack and Kay Johnson of Jonesboro will be celebrating 50 years of marriage this New Year’s Eve. The couple were married 50 years ago on Dec. 31, 1960. They have two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A family dinner is planned for the celebration.


        Shawnee 47, Egpytian 19

        Egyptian was held scoreless in the first quarter in a 47-19 loss to host Shawnee in South Egyptian Conference high school girls’ basketball Thursday, Dec. 2.

        The Lady Pharoahs were outscored 18-0 in the opening quarter and trailed 31-6 at the half.

        Kaylee Boston scored 13 points to lead Shawnee. Jordan Johnson added 10 points, Morgan Kennedy 9, Taylor Loveless 5, Reagan Brown 4 and Haley Murphy, Bethany McMahan and Taylor Ellis 2 apiece.

        Shawnee, 5-0, plays Monday at home against Cobden.

        Chamber hosts annual banquet

        Union County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual banquet Thursday night, Dec. 9.

        The banquet was held at Blue Sky Vineyards near Makanda.

        The chamber presented four awards at the banquet.

        The business of the year award went to Save-A-Lot in Jonesboro.

        The new business of the year award went to the Strike Zone in Anna.

        Rural Health Inc. was presented with the chamber's business improvement award.

        James ‘Archie’ Slagle

        James “Archie” Slagle, 84, of Alpena, Mich., formerly of Karnak, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at his home in Alpena.

        He was born in Rosiclare on Oct. 20, 1926.

        Mr. Slagle was manager for Fuel Gas until 1976 and retired from the State of Illinois in 1982.

        He is survived by one son, Michael M. Slagle of Alpena; one sister, Maxine Gunter of New Mexico; a brother-in-law, James and Joyce Collins of Karnak; special friends Karyl Horowitz and Tammy Horowitz; and several nieces and nephews.

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