What are these creatures? We’ve all seen them as they buzz around in little clouds. They look kind of like tiny grains of white rice as they move together through the air.
A fellow traveler on the Journey Through Life mentioned to me one day last week that recent columns didn’t seem to involve much writing.
Lincoln and Davie Schools from Anna School District No. 37 recently teamed up to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF.  
Members of Union County Boy Scout Troop 44 displayed the colors while an Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution color guard marched behind them. The Boy Scouts who were participating in the ceremony included Bryan Williams, Ben Hauser, Dustin Palmer, Dylan Graham and Will Smiley.
Four patriots who served during the Revolutionary War were honored during a special ceremony which was held on a rainy Saturday afternoon at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery near Dongola.
Multiple emergency services agencies responded to the scene of a traffic accident on Interstate 57 in Union County which occurred at about 2:20 p.m. Thursday, June 14.
Sandra  Boaz, standing at right, shared information about the history of the Camp Ground Church area last Sunday afternoon with participants in the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride.
Cyclists who are participating in the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride were guests last Sunday at the landmark Camp Ground Church near Anna. 
“...the flag of the United States shall be of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white in a blue field, representing the new constellation.”
“That the flag of the United States shall be of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white in a blue field, representing the new constellation.”
What are these creatures? We’ve all seen them as they buzz around in little clouds. They look kind of like tiny grains of white rice as they move together through the air.
Members of Union County Boy Scout Troop 44 displayed the colors while an Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution color guard marched behind them. The Boy Scouts who were participating in the ceremony included Bryan Williams, Ben Hauser, Dustin Palmer, Dylan Graham and Will Smiley.
Sandra  Boaz, standing at right, shared information about the history of the Camp Ground Church area last Sunday afternoon with participants in the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride.
“...the flag of the United States shall be of thirteen stripes of alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white in a blue field, representing the new constellation.”
Jonesboro School announces 2018 8th grade graduates: Jacob Michael Acklin, Vance Theodore Bass, Deeken James Beegle, Natalee Lou Brown. Jenny Jacqueline Carillo, Ethan Emmett Carver, Trevor Elliott Cochran, Kelsie Bethann Cole, Kaya Laine Coleman. Abigail Renea Dahmer, Harrison Wayne Ford, Freda...
Participants are being sought for the 24th annual Cache River Days Pageant in Ullin. The pageant is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Leona Brust Civic Center. Participants also are welcomed for a baby contest. The deadline for the pageant and the baby contest is Aug. 10.   The pageant has  four...
Shawnee Elementary School at Wolf Lake announces fourth quarter honor roll students: 1st grade: Gabby Barnes, Gracelynn Bigham, Thia Boucher, Nolan Ellet, Hunter Gore, Spencer Griffin, Nolan Hubbs, Ahanna Moore. Gretchen Myers, Lilly Park, Jacob Pickel, Katie Randles, Hunter Ross, Riley Shelton,...
Lick Creek School announces 2018 8th grade graduates: Campbell Belcher, Kaleb Brown, Gracie Cook, Addison Denny, Bryson Ecker, Kristin Edmonds, Kollyn Grant. Corydon Jerrell, Ethan Minckler, Erin Overstreet, Savana Rambeau, Robert Schuetz, William Smiley and Jude Smith.
Anna School District No. 37 announces honor roll students for the end of the 2017-2018 academic year: 5th grade honor roll:  Jackson Brooker,  Morgan Casey, Kayma Dawson, Logan Ebersohl, Allison Fowler, Trevor Goins, Dylan Graham, Riley Hennis. Nicholas Lingle, Aaron Madura, Luke Menees, Gavin...
Lincoln and Davie Schools from Anna School District No. 37 recently teamed up to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, JDRF.   Over the course of two weeks, the students participated in lessons that focused on Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, proper nutrition, and exercise.   During...
Members of Union County Boy Scout Troop 44 displayed the colors while an Illinois Society Sons of the American Revolution color guard marched behind them. The Boy Scouts who were participating in the ceremony included Bryan Williams, Ben Hauser, Dustin Palmer, Dylan Graham and Will Smiley.
Four patriots who served during the Revolutionary War were honored during a special ceremony which was held on a rainy Saturday afternoon at the St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery near Dongola. The cemetery is located west of Dongola, across the road from its namesake church. At about the time the...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Bryce Osman has been named to the Class 2A Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state team. Osman, who will attend Millikin University in Decatur on a baseball scholarship, was selected as a center fielder.
The entire Illinois Republican Party delegation to the U.S. House of Representatives has sent a letter to President Donald Trump sharing their concerns over White House talks of pardoning and/or commuting the sentence on former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.  U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., was among...
American Legion baseball will return to the area next year. The Anna American Legion team, which was slated to begin again this year after several years absence, will not hit the playing field until next season. Head A-J baseball coach Aaron Roberts, who is also the Anna American Legion coach,...

Obituaries

Christine “Chrissy” Sanders, 59, of Buncombe, passed away at 12:45 p.m., June 14, 2018 at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. She was born on August 15, 1958 in Tacoma, WA, the daughter of Bennie and Barbara (Seamon) Parsons. She married Teddy Lee Sanders on September 19, 1976. Chrissy was a homemaker...
Alta Mae Morgan Hinkle
Alta Mae Morgan Hinkle, 89, of Paducah, formerly of Ballard County, was peacefully promoted to Heaven while surrounded by family on June 13, 2018. Mrs. Hinkle was born and raised in Dongola IL, the daughter of Ben and Clossie Coffman Morgan.  She was a bookkeeper, and after marrying and moving to...
Carolyn (Jackson) Miller
Carolyn (Jackson) Miller, 70, of America, IL passed away at 5:30 PM on Monday, June 11, 2018 at her daughter’s home in America. She was born February 19, 1948, in Anna, the daughter of Dallas Sr. and Patty (Garnett) Jackson.  She married Ray Dale “C-Ray” Miller in 1971 and they had three children....
Raymond E. Stroehlein
One last salute to Raymond E. Stroehlein, 96, of Tucson, AZ who passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at his home.  Ray was born in Cobden, IL on August 31, 1921 to Emma Ruth Lence and Henry Louie Stroehlein.  He served in World War II as a B-17 navigator stationed in England.  After the War, he...
Clay Scott Kell
Clay Scott Kell, 20, of Alto Pass, died at 11:28 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018, in DeSoto.   He was born on June 9, 1997, in Carbondale, the son of Scott Allen and Michelle Ramsey Kell.   Clay is survived by his mother, Michelle Kell (Jason Fox) of Alto Pass; his father, Scott Allen (Tiffany) Kell of...

Sports

Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Bryce Osman has been named to the Class 2A Illinois High School Baseball Coaches Association all-state team. Osman, who will attend Millikin University...

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