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Judy Lyerla, who served for 28 years as treasurer for the City of Jonesboro, was honored at a reception Friday, May 15, at Jonesboro City Hall. Mrs. Lyerla was presented a plaque by Jonesboro Mayor Ken Blandford. Judy Lyerla honored for 28 years as Jonesboro treasurer
Heavy traffic was common last Friday and Saturday in Union County as motorists came from areas hit hard by Friday’s storm to purchase gasoline and food. This was the scene near the BP station in Anna around midday Saturday. Similar scenes were spotted in Cobden and Jonesboro. Photos by The Gazette-...
A farmers' market (People's Market) is planned in Cobden starting Saturday, June 6. Hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday until Nov. 1. The farmers' market will be held at the former People's Market site on South Front Street (Old Route 51) in Cobden. A sign will be posted. Vendor...
As some of the top students in the high school class of 2009 prepare to graduate in a world which depends on the latest in technology, they were encouraged to not forget about their humanity during a program presented in Union County. The message was delivered by Dr. Larry Peterson, the president...
The Cobden Village Board had a busy agenda at a regular meeting held Monday night, May 18. The meeting was at Cobden Village Hall. Highlights from minutes of the meeting follow: The village received $1,245.32 from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency as reimbursement for January ice storm...
A Union County man faces multiple charges in connection with his alleged involvement in several local burglaries. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds said charges have been filed against Larry Gibbs Jr. of Jonesboro. Gibbs is charged in connection with burglaries at Big Creek Baptist...
Mother Nature cooperated with dry weather for last Saturday’s Springfest celebration in downtown Alto Pass. The spring festival was sponsored by the Alto Pride Community Group and local supporters. Activities included a flea market, a parade, an Alto Pass school reunion and more. The accompanying...
Three persons face charges in connection with the alleged theft of copper wire from a Union County business. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds said charges were filed against the three in connection with the theft of wire from Rusty’s Home Center in Anna. Charges were filed against...
Raymond Hartline, right, played “Taps” at Monday morning’s Memorial Day service in Cobden. The service, which was attended by many people, was at the Cobden Cemetery. Photos by The Gazette-Democrat.
Plans for development of the county's State Pond property appear to be moving forward. Discussion about the plans was on the agenda at this week's regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Monday afternoon, May 18, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro....

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