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Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football players gathered around head coach Brett Detering during a break on first day of practice for the 2017 season.
After ending a 15-year Illinois High School Association football playoff run two years ago, the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team bounced back to advance to the playoffs again last year. “We got ourselves back in the playoffs last year,” A-J football coach Brett Detering said. “We’...
The Egyptian Area Agency on Aging, EAAA, reports that starting July 12, farmers market coupons will be distributed in the area. The program intends to help senior adults to obtain fresh fruits and vegetables at local farmers markets. EAAA stated in a news release that the coupons “are a great...
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna.
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna. The Blue Dolphins hosted teams from Carbondale, Du Quoin, Herrin, Marion, Mt....
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team is scheduled to open its 2017 season June 8 at Herrin. Here’s a look at the team’s summer schedule, as posted on the Blue Dolphins’ website: June 8, Anna at Herrin. June 10, Herrin Invitational. June 13, Anna at Calvert City. June 17, Anna Invitational. June 20,...
The Long Knives Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the 2017 Outstanding Citizenship Awards to 18 recipients during April and May.   The award is given to high school seniors who exemplify a sincere academic attitude and good citizenship, and who display the qualities of...
Four Southern Illinois police officers have been honored for on-duty valor and life-saving actions. Two Carbondale police officers and two officers from Du Quoin received awards from the Fraternal Order of Police, FOP, State Lodge. “These officers put their lives on the line to protect and save...
Jim Burnes and Jonesboro Elementary School student Jaley Watkins. Photo provided.
Jaley Watkins of Jonesboro Elementary School was awarded the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association, SIJHSAA, Jim Burnes Leadership Award for Region 1 on Friday, May 5, at Alongi’s in Du Quoin. Jaley is the daughter of Brad and Jaime Watkins. SIJHSAA is one of two organizations...
Trenton Turner won first place in the shot put to lead the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ track team’s efforts at the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division meet at Pinckneyville Thursday, May 11. Turner, who finished with a first place toss of 49-07, had a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team had two first place finishes at the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division track meet at Carterville Friday, May 5. Julia Lasley won the pole vault with a 9-0 jump and Brooke Miller won the high jump with a 5-0...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team will play in the Class 2A Carterville regionals May 15-20. The Wildcats open play against Pinckneyville at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 15. The winner plays Carterville at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Monday’s winner between Vienna and Zeigler-Royalton play Du...

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