Jonesboro

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...
Two meetings were on the calendar last week for the Union County Board of Commissioners. Regular meetings were held on Monday morning, Dec. 5, and again on Friday morning, Dec. 9. Both sessions were held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Dec. 9 Meeting Last Friday morning's meeting was...
Brooke Stanton, pictured, is wanted on charges of home invasion and armed robbery. Photo provided.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office in Jonesboro is asking for the public’s help in locating Brooke Stanton, a wanted person.  Stanton is described as a white female, 21 years of age, 5’2”, 180 pounds. Stanton is wanted on charges of home invasion and armed robbery.  Anyone with information on Brooke...
With winter on the way, the U.S. Forest Service has announced the closing for the season of some of its recreation sites and roads on the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.  Campgrounds which are scheduled to close on Dec. 15 include Red Bud Campground at Bell Smith Springs, Pine Ridge...
Avery Page, an 8th grade student at Anna Junior High School, was honored as the student-athlete of the month. Photo provided.
Mike Bigler, with Farmers Insurance in Jonesboro, presented $50 gift cards at two Anna District No. 37 schools on Monday, Nov. 28.
More than 4 inches of rain fell on the Union County area during the period of Nov. 15-28. Precipitation included .39 of an inch on Nov. 18, .05 of an inch Nov. 22, 1.07 inches Nov. 23 and 2.62 inches on Nov. 28. Temperatures during the period ranged from a high of 78 to a low of 24. Following are...
Barbara Jahn works on a quilted wall hanging called “Ceremony of Carols” that was inspired by music she learned to play on the piano in earlier years. Photo by Carlos Tobon, Medellin, Colombia.
The PAST organization of Union County announces a special exhibition of unique quilted wall hangings during the Christmas Luncheons at Heritage House in Jonesboro.   The collection is inspired by “Christmas Carols” and sets the theme for the annual PAST sponsored luncheons to benefit the Heritage...
The Union County Alliance of Churches plans to have its annual Thanksgiving worship service on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The interdenominational service is set for 7 p.m. at Kornthal Church. The church is located south of Jonesboro, just off Illinois Route 127. The community is invited to attend the...
Mr. Lincoln (or, Mr. Lincoln's statue) peers through a couple of trees at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds.
Wednesday morning, November 9...the sun rose in the east, just like normal... ...Thursday morning, November 10...the sun rose in the east, just like normal... ...wow. Two days in a row. Life went on. Which was good. Very good. Very reassuring. Given the story which unfolded during the vaguely...
The Union County Economic Development Corporation, UCEDC, met Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. High school students from the Union County CEO program gave a presentation regarding their plans to produce a publication called “Hearing Our Hometown Heartbeat,” which will...

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