Cross country is set to return this fall at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The A-JCHS District No. 81 Board of Education voted last week at its regular meeting to approve reinstating the cross country program. Matt Denny will be the volunteer head coach. He will be joined by assistant...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Jonesboro Public Library hosted a story hour on Tuesday, July 18. Caroline Hansen read “Olivia Forms a Band” and other books to children who attended the story hour program. The library’s next and final story hour for the summer is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m.
Chris Egelston, the “Reading Magician,” plans to present his “Readers are Winners” show at the Jonesboro Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. Egelston uses magic, comedy and audience participation to teach children about the fun and importance of reading. He encourages them to read both to...
Union County’s CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program kicked off the 2017-2018 school year on July 18 with summer orientation. Photo/information shared by email from the CEO program.
Union County’s CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) program kicked off the 2017-2018 school year on July 18 with summer orientation. The orientation event was hosted by Anna-Jonesboro National Bank at its facility on Leigh Avenue in Anna, with students, parents, the program’s facilitator...
The Jonesboro Bi-Centennial Committee is already planning to celebrate next year’s 200th anniversary of the founding of Jonesboro in 1818.   The committee is looking for old pictures of  individuals, groups, organizations, buildings, businesses, advertisements – anything 50 years or older.  ...
The Union County Board of Commissioners had nearly wrapped up discussion about items on the agenda for last week’s regular meeting when the focus turned to a check-writing process. The commissioners met Friday morning, July 14, at the Union County Courthouse. Early discussion focused on the issuing...
From left are Pamela Turner, Susan Ramsey, Angie Bowen and Dr. Keith Reinhardt. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro Elementary School PTO has made a donation for a playground project at the school. PTO representatives Susan Ramsey and Pamela Turner presented Jonesboro School representatives with a $10,000 donation. The donation was presented at a June 26 meeting of the Jonesboro School District No...
A third Thursday worship service is planned July 20 at Kornthal Church in Jonesboro. The service is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Kornthal Church is located 2 1/2 miles south of Jonesboro, just off Illinois Route 127.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce had a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 6, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. An announcement was made regarding the chamber’s Movies in the Park event.  The event is free and sponsored by the chamber and local businesses. Jus10’s Frozen Yogurt...
Pileated woodpecker? Ivory-billed woodpecker? Sorry, can't tell you for sure. I can tell you, for sure, that the bird was spotted recently at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. Sorry the picture isn't more better.
FAKE NEWS ALERT!!!!!! FAKE NEWS ALERT!! FAKE NEWS ALERT!!!!!!!! Just wanted you to know that while yours truly was out on a "beat" one day last week, some absolutely genuine FAKE NEWS was shared with at least three omnomynus sources.  Seems that a local landmark, which we will not identify...


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