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Sheryl Ribbing
Shawnee Community College announces that the 2017 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member is Sheryl Ribbing of Anna. The award recognizes the high achievement of Illinois Community College instructors. Ribbing received her bachelor of science degree in...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team struggled in recent action with five losses. Trico 5, A-J 1: Lexi Macy was 2-for-3 to lead the visiting Lady Wildcats in the non-conference loss Saturday, April 8. Makenzie Carter was 1-for-3 with a home run for A-J. Morgan Wendling was 1-for-3...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team won a pair of games in recent action. A-J 10, Vienna 7: Hunter Ralls was 2-for-3 with a double, stolen base and 4 RBIs to lead the visiting Wildcats to the non-conference win Friday, April 7. Bryce Osman was 2-for-4 with 2 stolen bases and an...
Mike Hanson
Mike Hanson has been the principal at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake for the past six years. In mid-June of this year, he will retire. Hanson, of Grand Tower, graduated from Shawnee High School in 1973. However, like many graduates who are tired of school, he swore he would never...
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
A utility pole in Anna was left leaning haphazardly following heavy thunderstorms Tuesday night, Feb. 28, into the early morning on Wednesday, March 1. Photo by Amber Skelton.
A week after the region experienced deadly tornadoes, another round of severe weather rumbled through the region Monday night and early Tuesday, March 6-7. Tornadoes swept through Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois Monday night and early Tuesday morning, Feb. 28 and March 1. The tornadoes...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team split in recent action. Carterville 45, A-J 37: The host Lady Wildcats fell behind early and couldn’t catch up in the loss Thursday, Dec. 22. “We played well,” A-J coach Matt Denny said. “We just couldn’t get over the hump.” Elle...
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:...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling coach Eric Massey looks for a successful season barring injuries. “If we can remain healthy, we’re looking to be very competitive,” Massey said.  Massey said he’s hoping that A-J can claim a Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball coach Matt Denny looks for the 2016-2017 team to continue its winning ways after a productive offseason. “We had a really good summer,” Denny said.  A lot of Denny’s confidence comes from the return of all of the team’s starters from last year’...

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