The A-J boys golf team placed third in a recent tournament. From left, coach Brandon Biersted, Levi Hall, Carson Reynolds, Aidan Frick, Andrew Ury, Peter Houser and Cole Lannom. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys golf team recently placed third in the Conference Tournament. Levi Hall finished in first place and Carson Reynolds finished ninth.
The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying a subject who is suspected in committing a theft at the Anna Walmart. 
A few things up front, before we get started on the "good stuff."
On Saturday, Sept. 24, 44 teams and 786 runners from all over Southern Illinois met at Salem’s Bryan Memorial Park for one of the biggest junior high cross country meets of the year. 
 Anna-Jonesboro’s Jayce Turner, number 42, carries the ball. Also in the photo are A-J’s Damien Chrisp, number 27, and Dylan Fox, number 21.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team couldn’t recover from two lost fumbles  which resulted in touchdowns in the opening quarter in a 35-7 loss to host Carterville Friday, Sept. 23.
Norman Hickam, who is the oldest member of the church, viewed some of the items which were on display last Saturday evening.
The faith community at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna celebrated 150 years of ministry in Union County on Saturday, Sept. 24.
The A-J boys golf team placed third in a recent tournament. From left, coach Brandon Biersted, Levi Hall, Carson Reynolds, Aidan Frick, Andrew Ury, Peter Houser and Cole Lannom. Photo provided.
 Anna-Jonesboro’s Jayce Turner, number 42, carries the ball. Also in the photo are A-J’s Damien Chrisp, number 27, and Dylan Fox, number 21.
Norman Hickam, who is the oldest member of the church, viewed some of the items which were on display last Saturday evening.
The A-J boys golf team placed third in a recent tournament. From left, coach Brandon Biersted, Levi Hall, Carson Reynolds, Aidan Frick, Andrew Ury, Peter Houser and Cole Lannom. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys golf team recently placed third in the Conference Tournament. Levi Hall finished in first place and Carson Reynolds finished ninth. The A-J girls golf team also recently finished in third place in their conference tournament. Tanner Stadelbacher...
The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying a subject who is suspected in committing a theft at the Anna Walmart.  On Sept. 25, video surveillance showed a male subject running from an emergency exit from the rear of the store, carrying merchandise which was...
The Jackson County Courthouse will be open today, Sept. 29 for voters to take advantage of the first day of early voting.  Early voting locations in Jackson County include: Weekdays from Sept. 29 to Nov. 7, starting from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysboro. Saturday,...
On Saturday, Sept. 24, 44 teams and 786 runners from all over Southern Illinois met at Salem’s Bryan Memorial Park for one of the biggest junior high cross country meets of the year.  “It is something to see this many kids not just interested in running, but passionate about it. We never realized...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football coach Brett Detering viewed the game film on the Pinckneyville football team this past weekend. “I think we match up well against them,” Detering said. “We both have similar type offenses.” The Panthers, 1-4, play the Wildcats, 4-1, at The Pit for A-J’s...
 Anna-Jonesboro’s Jayce Turner, number 42, carries the ball. Also in the photo are A-J’s Damien Chrisp, number 27, and Dylan Fox, number 21.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team couldn’t recover from two lost fumbles  which resulted in touchdowns in the opening quarter in a 35-7 loss to host Carterville Friday, Sept. 23. “We had three fumbles and two in the first quarter and one in the second,” A-J football coach Brett...
Norman Hickam, who is the oldest member of the church, viewed some of the items which were on display last Saturday evening.
The faith community at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna celebrated 150 years of ministry in Union County on Saturday, Sept. 24. The church was founded in 1866 by a group of 17 people who met at the Methodist Church in Anna.    They then met in a store building until they built a...
A special academic achievement was highlighted at September’s regular monthly meeting of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District 81 Board of Education. The meeting was Sept. 19 at the Union County school. The achievement was noted in minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the board of...
One improvement project is underway in the City of Anna – and another long-awaited, much-anticipated project appears to be moving forward. Updates about both projects were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, at Anna City Hall....
Oasis Shrine Club plans to have a screening clinic for orthopaedic conditions, for Shriners Hospitals for Children for all children under the age of 18. The clinic is planned from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Southern Seven Health Department Union County clinic, which is located at...

Obituaries

Laura A. Eichhorst
Laura A. Eichhorst, 93, of Ullin, died at 2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 2016, at her home. She was born on July 9, 1923, in Ullin, the daughter of Edward L. and Ora Taake Eichhorst. She worked for Famous Barr in St. Louis for over 40 years as a department manager. She was a member of First Lutheran...
Rae Evelyn King
Rae Evelyn King, 74, of Vienna, and formerly of Cypress, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:12 a.m. at Baptist Health in Paducah. She was born on May 11, 1942, in the Renshaw Community in Pope County. She was the daughter of Festus E. and Mildred J. Kelly Martin. On April 6, 1958, she married Dean...
Ruth Kohler Howerton
Ruth Kohler Howerton, 98, of Carbondale, and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at Prairie Living in Carbondale. She was born in Jonesboro on April 21, 1918, the daughter of Albert and Effie Ury Kohler. She married Collin Howerton on June 22, 1940, in Jackson,...
Clara Cavitt
Clara Cavitt, 93, of Anna, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the Anna Rehab and Nursing Center. She was born on Dec. 1, 1922, in Joppa, the daughter of Joseph and Arminta Wilshire Farris. She married Eugene Cavitt on July 4, 1945, in Cape Girardeau. He preceded her in death on June 11,...
Dr. Sandra Karraker Cassity
Dr. Sandra Karraker Cassity, 63, of Palmetto, Fla., died peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at her home with her family in Palmetto, Fla. She battled cancer bravely for over four years while enjoying life with her husband, family and grandchildren. She was born on March 3, 1953, in Anna. She...

Sports

The A-J boys golf team placed third in a recent tournament. From left, coach Brandon Biersted, Levi Hall, Carson Reynolds, Aidan Frick, Andrew Ury, Peter Houser and Cole Lannom. Photo provided., Levi Hall (left) finished in first place and Carson Reynolds placed ninth. Photo provided., The A-J girls golf team also earned third place in their tournament. From left, Emma Ray, Meghan Smith, Chelsea Reinier, Tanner Stadelbacher, Hailley Abernathy, Connar Hadley. Photo provided., Tanner Stadelbacher (right) finished fifth place and Chelsea Reinier placed 10th. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys golf team recently placed third in the Conference Tournament. Levi Hall finished in first place and Carson Reynolds finished ninth. The A-J girls golf...

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