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With a new season set to tip off, the Cobden High School boys’ basketball team has two full-time starters and a part-time starter returning from last year’s 12-16 squad. The two full-time starters are 5-11 guard Austin Lewey and 5-10 point guard John Russell. The part-time starter is 6-3 forward...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Nov. 23 that Thomas Keith Gowin of Olive Branch has been sentenced in the Circuit Court of Union County to 20 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of child pornography, a class  x felony.  Gowin...
The Illinois State Police District 22 is investigating a single vehicle fatality crash on Creal Springs Rd. at Parker City Rd. in Johnson County that occured Tuesday, Nov. 22 at approximately 6:40 p.m. Preliminary investigation into the crash suggests the vehicle, a 2001 Ford Explorer, ran off the...
The 2017 Illinois First Detector Workshop on invasive plants, diseases and insects is scheduled to be offered at eight sites throughout the state beginning in January. One of the workshops is planned on Jan. 26 in Makanda. Information is available by contacting Maggie Rose at 618-687-1727. In its...
Beginning Nov. 1, Union County Hospital in Anna planned to begin helping area residents learn about and enroll in health insurance options on the Health Insurance Marketplace. Open enrollment was scheduled to begin Nov. 1 and continues through Jan. 31, 2017. As part of the Affordable Care Act, ACA...
University of Illinois Extension and members of the farmdoc team from the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics in the College of ACES plan to offer a series of five Farm Economics Summit meetings to help producers navigate these difficult times. One of the summit meetings is planned...
This week, millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks.  But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time.  Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause...
Illinois State Police, ISP, District 13/22 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Shane Alvey, would like to remind motorists that the ISP is gearing up for the beginning of the holiday travel period.     The ISP will be stepping up enforcement patrols as the holiday driving season begins. The goal is to...
The Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna is planning to host its annual crafter/vendor/business expo. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26, in the lower gymnasium at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. More...
A Christmas holiday season concert is planned Saturday, Nov. 26, in Anna. The concert is set for 7 p.m. at historic St. Anne’s Church, which is located at 507 S. Main St.  The event will feature The Mainstreet Players and Family. An evening of Christmas and gospel music is planned. Parking will be...

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