Jonesboro School

The Jonesboro Bi-Centennial Committee is already planning to celebrate next year’s 200th anniversary of the founding of Jonesboro in 1818.   The committee is looking for old pictures of  individuals, groups, organizations, buildings, businesses, advertisements – anything 50 years or older.  ...
From left are Pamela Turner, Susan Ramsey, Angie Bowen and Dr. Keith Reinhardt. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro Elementary School PTO has made a donation for a playground project at the school. PTO representatives Susan Ramsey and Pamela Turner presented Jonesboro School representatives with a $10,000 donation. The donation was presented at a June 26 meeting of the Jonesboro School District No...
Camp participants, session 1, 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Photo provided.
Coach Ron’s 2017 Sports Speed Development Camp was held at Jonesboro Grade School on June 12-15. Ninety-four campers registered for the four-day event with an average attendance of 90 athletes. The campers’ ages ranged from incoming 2nd graders to outgoing 8th graders. The camp was divided into...
Southern Illinois Reading Council short story winners from Union County included, from left, Tyer Cunningham, Victoria Perez, Evelyn Eddings, Jaley Watkins and Anna Hess. Photo provided.
Five students in Anna and Jonesboro were recently recognized at the Southern Illinois Reading Council’s Short Story Spring Celebration. The celebration was held earlier this spring at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale. Schools from the 15 southermost counties in Illinois were invited to...
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Union County.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Anna Community Consolidated District No. 37 8th grade promotion: Thursday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School No. 81 High...
The host Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ soccer team faced off against Harrisburg at the Jonesboro School soccer field on Monday, March 27. The Lady Wildcats (in white tops) won the game 3-2. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Tuesday, April 4, is Election Day in Union County. Voters in Union County will elect candidates who are running for municipal posts, positions on local school district boards of education and seats on two library districts. Here’s a look at the candidates who are on the ballot in next Tuesday’s...
First year Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball coach Rodney Seip has high hopes for the Lady Wildcats this spring. Seip said the squad is looking “real good” in practice and added: “I’m real excited about the team. We have a lot of experience coming back along with talent.” The new coach...
The 8th grade class at Jonesboro School is planning to host a shopping bazaar on Saturday, Feb. 4. The bazaar is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The event is being held as a fundraiser to help support an 8th grade class trip. Admission will be free from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission will be charged...
School board elections are slated in April 2017 in Union County.  The filing period for school board elections began Dec. 12 and continues through Dec. 19. Nominating petitions are filed at the Union County clerk’s office in Jonesboro. Elections are scheduled in each of the county’s seven school...

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