Rocky, the Raccoon, paid us a couple of night time visits last week. Or, should I say Rocky the Trash Panda?
For this week, one thing led to another...and another...and another...and then another...
The Nashville High School football team is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro this Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Hornets enter the game 2-1 after last Friday’s 47-6 win over Trenton Wesclin. A-J is also 2-1 overall.
Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Max Miller held a proclamation which declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Union County. The proclamation was signed at an Aug. 27 meeting of the county board. From left are commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller, Kent Pitts and Darryl Harvell.
Sept. 17 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention, which was meeting in Philadelphia, Pa.
Sunlight reflects off a dragonfly...
The Other Half and yours truly had a chance to go on our latest pandemic date over the weekend. We’ll come back to that in just a bit...
This postcard was given to PAST by an unknown donor. It is believed to be an 8th grade class with EJPS (Ella Jane Pickles Sanders), from about 1900. Names on the back of the photograph include: 1. Ina Tygett, 2. Helen Lence, 3. Jenny Lanier Jones, 4. It’s P____ (Watkins), 5. Zelma ____ Dillow, 6. Bertie Hunsaker. Don Morgan, EJPS, unknown man. Readers who recognize any subject are asked to share their information with PAST. Photo provided.
Mrs. Ella Jane Pickles Sanders “appeared,” dressed in her favorite color of green at Heritage House in Jonesboro on Sunday, Sept. 5.  The event continued PAST’s series of “visits” with historical people of Union County’s past.
A-J to host Massac for White Out Game
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team is set to host its fall White Out Game this Friday night, Sept. 10.
Rocky, the Raccoon, paid us a couple of night time visits last week. Or, should I say Rocky the Trash Panda?
Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Max Miller held a proclamation which declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Union County. The proclamation was signed at an Aug. 27 meeting of the county board. From left are commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller, Kent Pitts and Darryl Harvell.
Sunlight reflects off a dragonfly...
This postcard was given to PAST by an unknown donor. It is believed to be an 8th grade class with EJPS (Ella Jane Pickles Sanders), from about 1900. Names on the back of the photograph include: 1. Ina Tygett, 2. Helen Lence, 3. Jenny Lanier Jones, 4. It’s P____ (Watkins), 5. Zelma ____ Dillow, 6. Bertie Hunsaker. Don Morgan, EJPS, unknown man. Readers who recognize any subject are asked to share their information with PAST. Photo provided.
A-J to host Massac for White Out Game
Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative recently presented a check for $1,000 to the University of Illinois Extension office.  The funds will be used for supplies for electricity camps held throughout the seven Southern Illinois counties served by Extension’s AJMPU office.  The co-op said it was...
A discussion about recent and pending constitutional decisions before the U.S. Supreme Court are a part of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Constitution Day activities which are scheduled this week. The SIU School of Law will livestream the two-hour discussion beginning at 12:15 p.m....
Carroll P. Foster Auxiliary No. 3455 of the VFW in Anna is planning to smoke pork butts on Saturday, Oct. 9. Pork butts are available for $40 each. A limited supply is available. Orders can be placed by calling auxiliary president Phillip Wright at 967-1374. Proceeds from sales help to fund awards...
The Anna City Council continues to move forward to establish a Tax Increment Financing, TIF, district in the Union County community. TIF districts give municipalities in Illinois an opportunity to make improvements without tapping into general municipal revenues or raising taxes. The city is...
“Of Myth and Fable,” an exhibition of works by Southeast Missouri State University student artists Erin Ashwell and Gwendolyn Sterrett, is available for viewing through Friday, Oct. 1 at The Nest Gallery in the Seminary Building at Southeast’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau. The exhibition is on...
The Nashville High School football team is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro this Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Hornets enter the game 2-1 after last Friday’s 47-6 win over Trenton Wesclin. A-J is also 2-1 overall. Nashville is the defending Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 and its Auxiliary in Anna sponsor many programs for school age children.   All of the information has been taken to the Union County schools.   The VFW and Auxiliary noted that if a child has not received the information, they might want to...
Southern Seven Health Department has reported four new deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the region. Three of the deaths involved Union County residents. The health department serves Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties. The health department on Sept. 13 reported one...
Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Max Miller held a proclamation which declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Union County. The proclamation was signed at an Aug. 27 meeting of the county board. From left are commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller, Kent Pitts and Darryl Harvell.
Sept. 17 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention, which was meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Special events are being planned in Union County in commemoration of Constitution Week, which is celebrated each...
By Kay Shipman FarmWeek  Illinoisans living outside of Chicago and the collar counties receive a higher return on their state tax dollars, as much as $2.88 for every $1 paid, according to a recent study from Southern Illinois University’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. SIU public...

Obituaries

Rocky, the Raccoon, paid us a couple of night time visits last week. Or, should I say Rocky the Trash Panda?
For this week, one thing led to another...and another...and another...and then another... The column kind of started one night last week, when Rocky, the Raccoon, paid another visit to our front porch. And, I’ll have to be honest with you, Rocky was pretty brazen about the whole thing. Rocky...
Patrick “Pat” Edward Wisenbaugh
Patrick “Pat” Edward Wisenbaugh, 74, of Perks died on Friday, Sept. 10, 2021, at his home. He was born Oct. 25, 1946, in Wayne, Minn. the son of George H. and Marion Wisenbaugh. Donald is survived by his children, Aaron (Melissa) Wisenbaugh of South Dakota, David Wisenbaugh and Daniel Wisenbaugh,...
Barbara E. Hayden
Barbara E. Hayden, 54, of Barlow, Ky., and formerly of Cairo, died at 12:40 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born on March 18, 1967, in Cairo, the daughter of Fred Stanley and Mary Ellen Hafford Hayden. She graduated from Cairo High School in 1985. She...
Carlos Wayne  ‘Los’ McKinney
Carlos Wayne “Los” McKinney, 52, of Jonesboro, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at his home.  He was born on March 1, 1969, in Anna, the son of Larry Dean and Carolyn Sue McCann McKinney.  He married the love of his life, Tammy Daily, on Aug. 28, 1993, in Jonesboro.   Mr. McKinney is survived by his...
William ‘Craig’ Jackson
William “Craig” Jackson, 59, of Anna, died Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville, Ind., following a brief illness.  He was born on Aug. 15, 1962, in Twin Falls, Idaho, the son of Norman K. and Rose Marie Maus Jackson.  He married Patti Eads on June 4, 1988. He is survived...

Sports

The Nashville High School football team is scheduled to host Anna-Jonesboro this Friday night. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. The Hornets enter the game 2-1 after last Friday’s 47-6 win over...

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