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The Lick Creek Lady Eagles won their season opener April 18 at the annual Jonesboro-Goreville Track Invitational. The meet was run at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School track. With 12 teams on hand Lick Creek met the challenge with a convincing win. There were some very fine athletes on hand...
A new edition of a book highlighting the history of an area county has been published. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter...
Residents of Southern Illinois will have three opportunities this week to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public schools in predominantly rural communities.   Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, plans to present “The Future of...
The Cobden High School baseball team went 3-2 in recent action. Goreville 12, Cobden 2: Josh Burgess and Zane Nance were each 2-for-3 to lead the visiting Appleknockers in the first game of a doubleheader loss at Goreville Saturday, April 15. Bayden Ditterline was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Cobden....
Update: The event has been moved to Friday, April 28 due to weather concerns. An Appleknocker Glow Run 5K and kids fun run are planned Friday, April 21, in Cobden. Proceeds will support the Cobden High School volleyball program and junior high school basketball program. Race time is 7:15 p.m....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team posted a 3-1 record in recent action. A-J 9, Nashville 6: The visiting Lady Wildcats had three home runs in the 4th inning on their way to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division win Friday, April 14. It was the...
From left are Union County Chamber of Commerce representatives Bonni Little and Brooke Miller; U.S. Mike Bost; and chamber representatives Greg George and John Nimmo. Photo provided.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has honored 206 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 45 members of the U.S. Senate with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of their support for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies in the first session of the 114th Congress. Among the...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Nearly 40 area firefighters gathered last Thursday night to participate in a special training program. Instructors from the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign presented training which focused on handling a blaze involving propane gas. Three instructors presented the training. The Anna...
Several Union County student athletes have been named to the Southern Illini All-Conference basketball teams. The boys’ first team includes Noah Franklin, Cobden; Lane Ross, Vienna; Jalen Illeraza, Egyptian; Takevon Williford, Meridian; John David Bigler, Anna; and Brendan Dahncke, Vienna. The...
This killdeer was quite content to have its picture taken. Yours truly spotted the feathered critter one morning recently near Cobden. I'm guessing that by its behavior, the killdeer may have had a nest nearby.
This week...a few random observations, thoughts and meanderings... ...all of you folks who have started mowing your lawns just need to stop doing that...RIGHT NOW...you are making the rest of us look bad... ...perhaps you heard about this one...seems that regular folks will have an opportunity to...

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