Avery Page, an 8th grade student at Anna Junior High School, was honored as the student-athlete of the month. Photo provided.
Mike Bigler, with Farmers Insurance in Jonesboro, presented $50 gift cards at two Anna District No. 37 schools on Monday, Nov. 28.
...or, maybe...sometimes you feel like a nut...those words would, once again, date yours truly. Oh, well. This squirrel seemed to have found a veritable banquet in the branches of a pecan tree. The squirrel was spotted enjoying a snack while yours truly was on a walk one afternoon recently.
Sigh. I finally broke down and made a winter coat a regular part of my daily attire.
From left are Union County Coroner Phil Hileman, Union County Commissioner Dale Foster, Union County Commissioner Dale Russell, Judge Boie, Union County Circuit Clerk Tiffany Busby and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds.
Union County officials who were elected, or reelected, in November took their oaths of office Thursday morning, Dec. 1.
Marion Blumenthal Lazan sat with students while she was at Shawnee High School. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Students and faculty at Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake, along with guests from Cairo High School, were given a chilling reminder of how dark the world can be when Marion Blumenthal Lazan told the story of spending her formative years
Several 4-Hers delivered food to the Daystar Food Pantry in Cairo after the Stuff-A-Truck event.
The Horseshoe Lakers 4-H Club had a Stuff-A-Truck event on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Foodtown in Olive Branch and at Stop and Shop in Mounds. The 4-Hers collected more than 1,000 pounds of food for the Daystar Food Pantry in Cairo.
Jack Lamer
Oran “Jack” Lamer, 91, of Anna, died at 3:08 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Nov. 15, 1925, in Cobden, the son of Lawrence and Lena Angell Lamer.
Avery Page, an 8th grade student at Anna Junior High School, was honored as the student-athlete of the month. Photo provided.
...or, maybe...sometimes you feel like a nut...those words would, once again, date yours truly. Oh, well. This squirrel seemed to have found a veritable banquet in the branches of a pecan tree. The squirrel was spotted enjoying a snack while yours truly was on a walk one afternoon recently.
From left are Union County Coroner Phil Hileman, Union County Commissioner Dale Foster, Union County Commissioner Dale Russell, Judge Boie, Union County Circuit Clerk Tiffany Busby and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds.
Marion Blumenthal Lazan sat with students while she was at Shawnee High School. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Several 4-Hers delivered food to the Daystar Food Pantry in Cairo after the Stuff-A-Truck event.
Jack Lamer
Avery Page, an 8th grade student at Anna Junior High School, was honored as the student-athlete of the month. Photo provided.
Mike Bigler, with Farmers Insurance in Jonesboro, presented $50 gift cards at two Anna District No. 37 schools on Monday, Nov. 28.
The Shawnee High School boys basketball team lost four games at the Trico Invitational last week. Sparta 68, Shawnee 43: Austin Warren had 12 points to lead Shawnee in the loss in the invitational Saturday, Dec. 3. Nicholas Rose had 10 points. Dawson Johnson added 9 points, Wyatt Harris and Tre...
The Cobden High School boys basketball team went 1-4 at the Vienna Tournament, which was played Nov. 21-26. Cobden 78, Galatia 73: The Appleknockers built an early lead in the final game win in the tourney Saturday, Nov. 26. John Russell had 20 points and 6 rebounds to lead Cobden. Clayton Eck...
Shawnee Community College is planning to host a Senior Citizen Day on Saturday, Dec. 10. Activities are planned on the college’s main campus near Ullin, starting at 2 p.m. Senior citizens, aged 60 years and older, along with their families and friends, are invited to a chili supper at 2 p.m., which...
‘Tis the season...for Christmas holiday season programs at Union County public schools. The schedule of upcoming programs includes: Lick Creek School, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Cobden Elementary School, Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. Cobden Junior-Senior High School, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Davie School, Anna, Dec. 13, 7 p.m....
Illinois State Police District 22 conducted special alcohol countermeasure and traffic enforcement patrols during November in Union County. Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22, announced results tallied during the patrols. Alvey said that the alcohol countermeasure enforcement...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Jake Parr and Sheldon McGrath earned all-tournament selection honors at the Goreville Invitational Tournament. Both players are juniors. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team defeated Hardin County 58-42 to win third place at the Goreville Invitational Tournament Saturday, Dec. 3. A-J 58, Hardin County 42: Jake Parr scored 26 points to lead the Wildcats to the win Saturday. Sheldon McGrath and Jacob...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team opened its season with a pair of wins at Carterville Nov. 29. The Wildcats defeated Benton and host Carterville.  A-J first place wrestlers are listed first: A-J 48, Benton 31 113 pounds: Jacob Tellor pinned Chris Morris in 1:42. 120 pounds:...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team won a pair of games in action last week. A-J 48, Marion 46: Trailing after three quarters, the Lady Wildcats came back in the final quarter to post a win over host Marion Thursday, Dec. 1. “Marion is very good,” A-J coach Matt Denny...
A Union County man was taken into custody last week in connection with an investigation into three reported armed robberies which had been committed in Anna. The arrest of the suspect was reported in a message which was posted at 8:53 p.m. on Nov. 29 on the Anna Police Department’s Facebook page....

Obituaries

Martin D. Filter, 61, of Jonesboro, died at 5:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, at Southeast Health in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro. To leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com. Rendleman & Hileman...
Donna Parmly Donaldson, 52, died on Aug. 19, 2016. She was born on April 29, 1964, in East St. Louis, the daughter of Donald and Shirley Winn Parmly and was one of three children. She married Dwayne Michael Donaldson. Surviving are her husband; four children, Jessica Donaldson of Newton, Amanda (...
Eugene H. Kohler
Eugene H. Kohler, 83, of Anna, and formerly of Jonesboro, died at 10:45 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born in Jonesboro on June 21, 1933, the son of Ual Leroy and Flora Jane Schlichting Kohler. He married Shirley Fowler on June 17, 1955, in Reynoldsville...
Evan Vernell Eastman
Evan Vernell Eastman, of St. Charles, Mo., died on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, at the age of 92.  He was the husband of Margaret L. Eastman for 67 years.  Mr. Eastman was born in Cobden, the son of Wilbert A. and Agnes Eastman. He was the father of Roger E. (Susan) Eastman, Ronald J. (Rosanne) Eastman...
Jack Lamer
Oran “Jack” Lamer, 91, of Anna, died at 3:08 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in the Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born on Nov. 15, 1925, in Cobden, the son of Lawrence and Lena Angell Lamer. He married Jean Casper on March 9, 1955, in Jackson, Mo. She preceded him in death on Aug. 21, 2004. He...

Sports

The Shawnee High School boys basketball team lost four games at the Trico Invitational last week. Sparta 68, Shawnee 43: Austin Warren had 12 points to lead Shawnee in the loss in the invitational...

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