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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.
Shawnee Community College is planning to host a Senior Citizen Day on Saturday, Dec. 10. Activities are planned on the college’s main campus near Ullin, starting at 2 p.m. Senior citizens, aged 60 years and older, along with their families and friends, are invited to a chili supper at 2 p.m., which...
‘Tis the season...for Christmas holiday season programs at Union County public schools. The schedule of upcoming programs includes: Lick Creek School, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Cobden Elementary School, Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. Cobden Junior-Senior High School, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Davie School, Anna, Dec. 13, 7 p.m....
Illinois State Police District 22 conducted special alcohol countermeasure and traffic enforcement patrols during November in Union County. Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22, announced results tallied during the patrols. Alvey said that the alcohol countermeasure enforcement...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Jake Parr and Sheldon McGrath earned all-tournament selection honors at the Goreville Invitational Tournament. Both players are juniors. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team defeated Hardin County 58-42 to win third place at the Goreville Invitational Tournament Saturday, Dec. 3. A-J 58, Hardin County 42: Jake Parr scored 26 points to lead the Wildcats to the win Saturday. Sheldon McGrath and Jacob...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team opened its season with a pair of wins at Carterville Nov. 29. The Wildcats defeated Benton and host Carterville.  A-J first place wrestlers are listed first: A-J 48, Benton 31 113 pounds: Jacob Tellor pinned Chris Morris in 1:42. 120 pounds:...
A Union County man was taken into custody last week in connection with an investigation into three reported armed robberies which had been committed in Anna. The arrest of the suspect was reported in a message which was posted at 8:53 p.m. on Nov. 29 on the Anna Police Department’s Facebook page....
From left are Union County Coroner Phil Hileman, Union County Commissioner Dale Foster, Union County Commissioner Dale Russell, Judge Boie, Union County Circuit Clerk Tiffany Busby and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds.
Union County officials who were elected, or reelected, in November took their oaths of office Thursday morning, Dec. 1. The oaths were administered during a ceremony held in a courtroom at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. A large crowd was on hand for the event. The oaths were administered...
Cobden Junior-Senior High School has been recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The Union County school was recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community at Work.  Cobden Junior-Senior High School was one of about 200 schools and districts in...
Marion Blumenthal Lazan sat with students while she was at Shawnee High School. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Students and faculty at Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake, along with guests from Cairo High School, were given a chilling reminder of how dark the world can be when Marion Blumenthal Lazan told the story of spending her formative years in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust in Germany. ...

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