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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ golf team has two sectional qualifiers returning for 2017. The two returning sectional qualifiers are senior Levi Hall and junior Carson Reynolds. “We’ll be competitive with those two starters back,” A-J boys’ golf coach Brandon Bierstedt said. “They...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ golf coach Brandon Bierstedt lost a lot to graduation last season. “We lost four starters who graduated,” Bierstedt said. “But I still think we can be competitive.” Players who were in the lineup last season and contributed include returning seniors...
A rare and never before seen total eclipse of the sunflower unfolded last Saturday morning. These exclusive images captured the phenomonomonomon, which likely will never be seen again...Photoshop truly is a wonderful toy...um...tool...
The morning commute on Wednesday, August 16, along old U.S. Route 51 between Cobden and metropolitan Anna was blessedly quiet, uneventful and almost free of any other traffic. On the journey to start another day of adventures at The Paragraph Factory, I couldn't help but think about what the...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ golf coach Brandon Bierstedt lost a lot to graduation last season. “We lost four starters who graduated,” Bierstedt said. “But I still think we can be competitive.” Players who were in the lineup last season and contributed include returning seniors...
While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains.  The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team displays its championship trophy. Photo provided.
The Cobden American Legion baseball team topped host West Frankfort 13-2 to win the 25th Junior East District Tournament Sunday, July 16. Cody Wieseman was 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs to lead Cobden to the win. Landon Britt was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and 3 RBIs. Josh Burgess was 2-for...
As the paper prepared to go to press on Tuesday, it appeared that a fireworks display will be taking place on July 4th at the Anna City Park in Anna. Independence Day events also are planned in other area communities. Here’s a look at some of the events on the calendar for the holiday: Vienna The...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team split in recent action. Cobden 7, Benton 6: Cody Wieseman was 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs to lead visiting Cobden to the win Monday, June 26. Alex Ramsey was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs for Cobden. Clayton Flamm was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Chandler West was 1-for-2. Brayden...
Addy Aspen was 3-for-4  with a double and 4 RBIs to lead Cobden to an 11-5 win over Dongola in first round action of the Lady Demons’ Class 1A high school softball regional Tuesday, May 16. Alaina Hartline was 2-for-3 with 3 stolen bases for the Appleknockers. Lauren Sweitzer was 2-for-4 with an...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team will host a Class 2A regional tournament May 15-20. The tournament schedule follows: Chester plays Vienna on Monday, May 15, and the winner advances to play Pinckneyville at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. On Wednesday, May 17, A-J takes on Red Bud...

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