Change can be ever so subtle. Or, ever so dramatic. A bit of a dramatic change in the landscape in my hometown unfolded during the past week or so.
Students at Lincoln Elementary School in Anna displayed American flags during a ceremony Friday morning to honor veterans.
Lincoln Elementary School in Anna said thank you to veterans on Friday morning, Nov. 10. As part of the day’s special tribute, students and staff were encouraged to wear red, white and blue.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds  on Nov. 8 announced his candidacy for judge in the November 2018 election.   
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team travels to Pleasant Plains for its next game in the Illinois High School Association Class 3A playoffs this Saturday.
It couldn’t have looked much worse for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team after falling behind early 14-0  and then 20-7 to host Vandalia Saturday, Nov. 11.
From left are Bill Million, state 4-H specialist; Vickie Taylor, 4-H program coordinator for Massac County; Dr. Peggy F. Bradford, Shawnee Community College president; Kristi Stout, 4-H youth development educator; Dena Wood, 4-H program coordinator for Alexander and Union counties; and Robin Mizell, 4-H program coordinator for Pulaski and Johnson counties. Shawnee Community College photo.
A large number of Illinois 4-H members from the southern five counties of Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties were on the campus of Shawnee Community College near Ullin in early November – all working
Students at Lincoln Elementary School in Anna displayed American flags during a ceremony Friday morning to honor veterans.
From left are Bill Million, state 4-H specialist; Vickie Taylor, 4-H program coordinator for Massac County; Dr. Peggy F. Bradford, Shawnee Community College president; Kristi Stout, 4-H youth development educator; Dena Wood, 4-H program coordinator for Alexander and Union counties; and Robin Mizell, 4-H program coordinator for Pulaski and Johnson counties. Shawnee Community College photo.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna has announced award winners from last Saturday’s Veterans Day parade. The parade was held in downtown Anna. The Anna VFW post sponsored the parade. Award winners, by category, included: 4-H Clubs: MCML 4-H Club, first. Lick Creek 4-H...
After receiving essays from students across the 59th Senate District in Southern Illinois, State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, has announced the winners of his Veterans Day essay contest. One of the winners is a student at a Union County school. Fowler said the contest was an initiative to...
Students at Lincoln Elementary School in Anna displayed American flags during a ceremony Friday morning to honor veterans.
Lincoln Elementary School in Anna said thank you to veterans on Friday morning, Nov. 10. As part of the day’s special tribute, students and staff were encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Breakfast was served for veterans and students to start the morning. Nearly 40 veterans were on hand....
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reports that four persons have been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections on a variety of  charges. Kyle Andrew Wills, 29, of Wolf Lake, has been sentenced to concurrent four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with an impact...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds  on Nov. 8 announced his candidacy for judge in the November 2018 election.    Edmonds seeks to serve as at-large judge in the First Judicial Circuit covering Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union and Williamson counties.  ...
The Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna plans to serve a chicken and dumpling dinner Friday evening, Nov. 17. Serving is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The post is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. The menu will include chicken and dumplings, dressing, green...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team travels to Pleasant Plains for its next game in the Illinois High School Association Class 3A playoffs this Saturday. Game time is set for 2 p.m. The game will be broadcast on WIBH radio in Anna. A-J is 12-0 overall and Pleasant Plains is 9-3...
It couldn’t have looked much worse for the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team after falling behind early 14-0  and then 20-7 to host Vandalia Saturday, Nov. 11. But the Wildcats were able to bounce back on their way to a 56-41 win in the quarterfinals of the Illinois High School...
An annual community Thanksgiving worship service is planned Sunday evening, Nov. 19, at Cypress Grove MB Church at Ullin. The service is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2679 Longreach Rd., between Shawnee Community College Road and Perks Road, off U.S. Route 51. Organizers of...
The Village of Olmsted plans to celebrate its second annual Christmas in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 9. The event is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Front Street. Christmas in the Village is scheduled to feature the following activities: A light parade with Santa, with a lighted float prize....

Obituaries

Russell S. Brinker, 85, of Makanda, died Saturday, Nov. 4, at home. Graveside services were at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at Mound City National Cemetery. Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro was in charge of arrangements. To view the obituary or to leave an online condolence for the family,...
Wilson L. Dover, 70, of rural Anna, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. He was born on Sept. 1, 1947, in Anna, the son of Carl and Edna Lucille Webb Dover. He married Sharon Gibbons on June 30, 1992, in Paducah. He was a long time member of the Church of God. He served...
JoAnn Phillips Wahlstrom, 92, of Salem, died on Nov. 9, 2017, at her home. She was born on July 19, 1925, in McClure, the daughter of Romyn B. Phillips and Dorothy B. Brown Phillips. She married Keith Wahlstrom on June 11, 1958. They were united in marriage by Dr. Robert Stewart of the First...
Maurice Ginsburg, 80, of Anna, and formerly of Makanda, died Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born on March 1, 1937, in Hayti, Mo., the son of Harry and Lucille Deming Ginsburg. He is survived by his two sons, Dr. Gregg Ginsburg of Festus, Mo., and Nicholas...
Robert A. Andrews, 92, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Chateau Girardeau. “The train has come to take you home.” He was born on March 18, 1925, in Chaffee, Mo., the son of Robert and Mabel Thompson Andrews. He married Rosemary Bagby on Feb. 9, 1941. She preceded him in death on...

Sports

The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team travels to Pleasant Plains for its next game in the Illinois High School Association Class 3A playoffs this Saturday. Game time is set for 2 p....

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