Rocky Raccoon, the solo act, wandered across the street from an entertainment venue in downtown Cobden last Saturday evening, made its way to a tree, climbed the tree and posed for a couple of photographs.
The Rocky Raccoon Magical Mystery Tour rolled right up to our front porch a couple of times last week...and made another appearance a block or so away over the weekend...
Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Hands of Faith group is sponsoring a fund raiser in support of a local mission project. The hand embroidery, patchwork and decorative machine quilting was done by Mary Helen Ury, Debbie Rossberg and Kathleen Wright. Liz Kelly, Kathy Stegle, Kay Rothschild and Patty Simpson, along with other Hands of Faith members, are offering tickets for a drawing at the Christmas Gingerbread Bazaar. The tickets will be available until noon on Saturday, Nov. 26. Photo provided.
The Hands of Faith ladies at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna met Aug. 23 to plan and prepare for fall and winter projects and missions.  
Saw the bear...at the fair...and the deer over there (next to Anna City Hall)...
Nothing ever happens around here... Excuse me for just a moment...
A new vehicle was delivered to the Anna Fire & Rescue station last Saturday afternoon.
The Anna Fire & Rescue Department has a new vehicle. The unit was delivered to the department over the weekend. The truck arrived at the Anna Fire Station early last Saturday afternoon.
Bright lights in the big city...well...bright lights in the village. The photograph was taken during a stroll to the Cobden Peach Festival...and back home again...on a nice night in August.
August has been a good time to take a walk or two... Then again, I pretty much see each and every day as a good day for a walk.
The Sturgeon supermoon...as it appeared in the sky over Union County Thursday night, August 11...at around 9 p.m.
Sometimes, when a little bit of inspiration might be needed, all you have to do is look up in the sky.
Rocky Raccoon, the solo act, wandered across the street from an entertainment venue in downtown Cobden last Saturday evening, made its way to a tree, climbed the tree and posed for a couple of photographs.
Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Hands of Faith group is sponsoring a fund raiser in support of a local mission project. The hand embroidery, patchwork and decorative machine quilting was done by Mary Helen Ury, Debbie Rossberg and Kathleen Wright. Liz Kelly, Kathy Stegle, Kay Rothschild and Patty Simpson, along with other Hands of Faith members, are offering tickets for a drawing at the Christmas Gingerbread Bazaar. The tickets will be available until noon on Saturday, Nov. 26. Photo provided.
Saw the bear...at the fair...and the deer over there (next to Anna City Hall)...
A new vehicle was delivered to the Anna Fire & Rescue station last Saturday afternoon.
Bright lights in the big city...well...bright lights in the village. The photograph was taken during a stroll to the Cobden Peach Festival...and back home again...on a nice night in August.
The Sturgeon supermoon...as it appeared in the sky over Union County Thursday night, August 11...at around 9 p.m.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna again is making plans for 2022 Veterans Day parade. The parade is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Let Freedom Ring.” The Anna VFW post noted that letters of invitation...
The 22nd annual Karen Adkinson Sickle Cell Anemia Walkathon will be held on Sept. 24. The event will take place at Cairo High School located at 4201 Sycamore St. in Cairo. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 9 a.m. This event is sponsored by Epsilon Lambda...
Union County Sheriff Dale Foster has released a Union County Sheriff’s Office activity report for the month of August. Highlights from the report follow: 71 total arrests. Eight on view arrests. Eight warrant arrests. One civil citation. 14 felony arrests. 30 misdemeanor arrests. 10 traffic arrests...
Union County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development is inviting participants to be a part of the 2022 Pumpkin Town tradition. Pumpkin Town is a longstanding Union County tradition. The event features creative displays which utilize pumpkins. Pumpkin Town displays are planned again this year...
The Village of Cobden has chosen to support Wreaths Across America’s participating location at the Cobden Cemetery as part of the national organization’s Group Sponsorship Program.  This is the second year that the village will participate in the national program whose mission is to Remember the...
Coats and shoes for children continue to be available through the regional New Hope Campaign. The coats and shoes which are available were purchased with monetary donations through the New Coats, New Hope and Warm Soles, New Hope campaigns sponsored byWIBH Radio in Anna. Coats and shoes are...
Union County Women in Business, UCWIB, is planning to bring prom back to the adults on Saturday, Oct. 1, at The Davie School Inn in Anna.   The second annual event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with music provided by Mystify Music Service.   UCWIB member Leni Lambdin and her husband Matthew...
Programs and activities about monarch butterflies, a campfire, grass identification and bats are planned at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The activities are free. Those who plan to attend are asked to make a reservation.  A reservation or registration, as well as more information, are...
Anna-Jonesboro is scheduled to host Nashville Friday night, Sept. 16, in high school football action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at The Pit. Friday night’s matchup will be A-J’s 2022 White Out Game. “Hopefully, that will get us going,” A-J head football coach Brett Detering said about this week’s...
Massac County, 1-1, is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro, 0-2, Friday, Sept. 9, in high school football action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Patriot coach Jason Roper said the two teams are similar and don’t have a high number of experienced players this season. Both teams finished 4-5 last year. ...

Obituaries

John S. Ronnebeck
John S. Ronnebeck, 82, of Cairo, died Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022, at the Metropolis Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Metropolis. Mr. Ronnebeck was born on Dec. 3, 1939, in Cairo, the son of John A. and Zada Smithey Ronnebeck. He was employed with the Coca-Cola Company for 40 years. He was a...
Sheila Ruth Shadowens-Yates
Sheila Ruth Shadowens-Yates, 65, of Cobden, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born on March 30, 1957, in Anna, the daughter of Clarence Ray and Ruth Evelyn Dehart Aldridge.  She married Jack Shadowens on April 15, 1973. He preceded her in death on May...
Tom Porter
Tom Porter, 69, of Dongola, died Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at his residence. He was born on Dec. 21, 1952, in Santa Cruz, Calif., the son of Al and Nancy Tuthill Coon. He married Patricia Jean Joplin on Oct. 30, 2010. She survives. Mr. Porter worked as an automotive tech for 47 years. He loved...
Claudia Johnson
Claudia Johnson, 88, of Cobden, died Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare Center in Anna.  She was born on Oct. 20, 1933, in Union County, the daughter of Benjamin W. and Hilda Schlenker Dillow.   She married Billy Jean Johnson on June 10, 1950. He preceded her in death on Sept. 21, 2005...
Charles A. “Charlie” Roberts, 94, of Anna, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2022, at Integrity Healthcare in Anna.  He was born on Nov. 13, 1927, in Marion, the son of U.A. “Red” and Reba Swan Roberts.  He married Greta J. Morgan on Nov. 29, 1950. Mr. Roberts is survived by his wife, Greta J. Roberts of...

Sports

Anna-Jonesboro is scheduled to host Nashville Friday night, Sept. 16, in high school football action. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at The Pit. Friday night’s matchup will be A-J’s 2022...

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