Dongola

Anna-Jonesboro-Cobden-Dongola high school co-op boys’ soccer coach Mark Boomer predicts his team could be very competitive this season. “We’ve got a strong team and we’re going to be competitive and be able to play anybody,” Boomer said. Boomer looks to be in the hunt as long as the team remains...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has announced plans to temporarily close part of a local highway due to a construction project. IDOT reported that Illinois Route 146 is scheduled to be closed Aug. 23-24 at the Interstate 57 overpass in Union County. The highway will be closed so...
Janna Harner of Dongola was crowned Saturday night as the 2017 Cobden Peach Festival queen. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A new Cobden Peach Festival queen was crowned last Saturday night. The 2017 queen is Janna Harner of Dongola.  Coronation of a new queen was one of the many highlights of the annual Cobden Peach Festival. Most of the Peach Festival activities were held at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. The...
A Meisenheimer-Mt. Olive Cemetery ice cream social is planned Saturday, July 22. The cemetery is located east of Dongola. The eating area for the social will be under a tent. Serving is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. The menu will feature grilled hamburgers, porkburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, water...
St. John’s Cemetery Association plans to host an ice cream social Saturday, July 15. The social will be held outside at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Dongola. Serving starts at 5 p.m. The menu will include fresh grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, soda, bottled water, homemade desserts and...
From left are new Union County 911 coordinator Crystal Gurley; Steve Hartline, who is chairman of the Union County 911 board; and Jana Fear, who has retired as the system’s coordinator.
A celebration was held Tuesday, May 23, to say "job well done" to the coordinator of the Union County 911 emergency communications system. The celebration also gave those in attendance an opportunity to welcome the system’s new coordinator. The gathering was held in the community room at the Union...
Athletes from Union County high schools earned postseason South Egyptian Conference honors. The student athletes have been named to first teams and second teams in volleyball, baseball, softball and basketball. First Team All-Conference Volleyball Meredith Flamm, Cobden. Alaina Hartline, Cobden....
Union County Women in Business each year awards scholarships to local students. Scholarships are presented to students who are in the top 40 percent of their class, who have a strong record of leadership and community involvement while in high school and plans for studies and a career in business...
Addy Aspen was 3-for-4  with a double and 4 RBIs to lead Cobden to an 11-5 win over Dongola in first round action of the Lady Demons’ Class 1A high school softball regional Tuesday, May 16. Alaina Hartline was 2-for-3 with 3 stolen bases for the Appleknockers. Lauren Sweitzer was 2-for-4 with an...
The Lick Creek School girls’ track team won the Egyptian Junior High Conference meet. The Lick Creek boys took second. Girls Results High jump: Kaylee Stover, 3rd place, 4’4”; Hannah Miller, 4th place, 4’2”. Long jump: Hannah Miller, 2nd place, 14’9.2”; Shea Thorn, 3rd place, 12’9.5”. Shot put:...

Pages

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158
Email: news@annanews.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Comment Here