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The Fowler Bonan Foundation has announced the schedule of their 19th annual Clothes for SI Kids Jr. Golf Day. The event is set for Thursday, July 15 at 8:30 a.m. the Shawnee Hill Country Club in Harrisburg. Parents and guardians of children between the ages of 4 to 18 are encouraged to register for...
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Lawmakers, collegiate athletes and athletic directors from some of the state’s most prominent universities on Tuesday, June 29, hailed the governor’s signing of a bill allowing college athletes to be paid for the...
Tom Henderson, as a member of the 1960 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team. File photo from The Gazette-Democrat, September, 1960.
Friends and former teammates of early 1960s Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football standout Tom Henderson gathered last week to share special memories. Mr. Henderson died on Thursday, June 24, in Texas. He was a 1961 graduate of A-JCHS.  During his senior year at A-JCHS, Mr. Henderson, a 6-1...
The 2021 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ and boys’ golf seasons will be the topic of an informational meeting which is planned Monday, July 12. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. Monday at the pavilion at the Union County Country Club golf course in Anna. Any student athlete who may be...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School was represented by two wrestlers at last week’s Illinois High School Association Class 1A state competition in Springfield. Caleb Mays, 138 pounds, won his first match by a 15-0 decision over a Nazareth wrestler. Mays lost his final two matches and was...
Players from three Union County high schools have received South Egyptian Conference 2021 postseason honors. Cobden High School’s Noah Franklin was named as the boys’ basketball player of the year in the conference. Cobden’s Brock Reynolds, Nolan Hand and Noah Franklin were all-conference first...
The Juneteenth Virtual Art Show is scheduled for Saturday, June 19 at 8 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook. There will also be a live viewing at Attucks Park in Carbondale. The show will feature original works by contemporary artists, including DeSande R, Robert A. Ketchens, Mike Faris and Najjar Abdul-...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’ football head coach Brett Detering will be inducted into the Southern Illinois High School Coaches Hall of Fame at the Southern Illinois Miners baseball game in Marion on Wednesday, June 23. A doubleheader is planned June 23. An induction ceremony is scheduled...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team competed at the Class 1A regional in Lawrenceville Sunday, June 13. Leading the way for the Wildcats was Caleb Mays, 138 pounds, with a 1st place finish. David Kester, 120 pounds, finished in 3rd place. Fourth place finishers were Drew...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Brodie Denny finished in 7th place in the 800-meter run with a time of 2:21.84 at the Class 2A state track meet in Charleston Friday, June 11. “She had an extraordinary year,” A-J head track coach Michael Eudy said.  Eudy said that if Denny had run in Class 1A...

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