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Niels Moeller, left, and Karsten Moeller, both of Copenhagen, Denmark, watched the total solar eclipse Monday in downtown Cobden. They were wearing protective eyeglasses while watching the eclipse.
Dozens of visitors, including those who had traveled from foreign countries, gathered Monday in downtown Cobden to view a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse began at around noon and reached totality at about 1:21 p.m. Eclipse watchers from England, Denmark, Minnesota, Texas, Mississippi,...
The Guardians, a drum and bugle corps from Houston, Texas, stopped in Anna Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25-26.
The Guardians, a drum and bugle corps from Houston, Texas, stopped in Anna Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25-26. The corps practiced at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Sessions were held on the parking lot and on the football practice field at the Union County school. The 150-member band was...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School senior Jayce Turner has been named an All-American prep football player and will compete in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. The game is scheduled Dec. 18 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The stadium is the home of the National Football League’s...
The new owners of The Davie School Inn in Anna, Tammy and Lyle Woodrum, right, only charged $1 to their first customers, Jim and Debra May, left, of Plano, Texas. The Woodrums took over the business on June 29. Photo provided.
The Davie School Inn in Anna is under new management. Lyle and Tammy Woodrum bought The Davie School Inn from Gary and Andrea Dahmer on June 29. The Woodrums are not from the area. They have spent much of their lives moving around to different areas, including Georgia, Texas and India. They worked...
Former WRAJ radio employee Tim Jones, left, presented a special memento to Don Michel. Jones gave Michel a turntable which had been used when WRAJ was in operation in Anna.
A special chapter in the life and history of Union County was remembered during an event which was held last week in Anna. About 20 people gathered Wednesday afternoon, June 14, at historic St. Anne’s Church to hear a presentation by former Union County resident Don Michel. He was introduced by...
The Illinois State Police recently released information about a two-car crash that occurred in Union County on I-57 at 2:14 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, which resulted in multiple deaths and left another with critical injuries. Passengers Michael A. Villalobos, 26, of Texas, Taylor D. Garza, 24, of...
Walter Cronkite, left, was interviewed by Don Michel in Carbondale in 1996. SIU Press Photo/courtesy of Don Michel.
Amazon.com has released publication of a new book by Don Michel, former owner/operator of WRAJ, WRAJ-FM radio stations in Anna. The book, “Getting to Know Walter Cronkite, Buckminster Fuller, Michael DeBakey MD, Arthur Godfrey and Ann Landers,” is available by going to Amazon.com. The book contains...
Carol Pauli. Photo courtesy of www.news.siu.edu.
A law professor who was once involved in the civil rights movement in Cairo in the early 1970s while working as a substitute teacher there will discuss her experiences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Carol Pauli, an associate professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law,...
(Editor’s note: the following article was shared by Sanford Keller of Houston, Texas.) Sunday, June 12, was a joyous day for the Gospel Truth Pentecostal Church of 1624 W. 34th St. in Houston, Texas. Mayor Silvestor Turner of Houston, Texas, declared the day Gospel Truth Day. The mayor’s...

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