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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 softball team posted a 2-2 record in recent action. Du Quoin 5, A-J 3: The visiting Lady Indians scored 4 runs in the 7th inning to post the win in a Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division game Friday, April 28. Britni Helton was 2-...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track team competed in two recent invitational meets. Nashville Invitational: 1st: Nashville 87.25; 10th: A-J 22. The Lady Wildcats’ Julia Lasley won the pole vault with an A-J school record vault of 10-9 at the invitational on Thursday, April 27. She...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Conner Jerolds scored a run during a high school baseball game against Sparta on Tuesday, April 11. The Wildcats defeated Sparta 13-1. The game was played at Kiwanis Field at Anna City Park. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team posted a 2-2 record in recent action. Marion 12, A-J 0: Bryce Osman was 1-for-2 with a double to lead the host Wildcats in the non-conference loss Saturday, April 15. Jake Wright and Sean Plott were each 1-for-2. Conner Jerolds and Hunter Ralls...
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...
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...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team couldn’t hold a first quarter lead in a 70-66 loss to visiting Du Quoin to spoil Senior Night festivities for the Wildcats Saturday, Feb. 11. The Wildcats built a 26-15 first quarter lead around three, 3-pointers by Jacob Zimmerman....
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Anna, 1886.
Landmarks throughout the region have been included in the fourth annual list of the Top Ten Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois. The list was announced Dec. 27 by Baysinger Architects in Marion.  The list includes a fairgrounds grandstand, a tipple, one of the only octagon-shaped one-room...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ basketball team couldn’t hold on to an early lead in a 53-52 loss to host West Frankfort Thursday, Dec. 8. The Lady Wildcats led 10-8 after one quarter. But the Lady Redbirds fought back for a 22-22 tie at the half and to a 39-39 tie headed into the...

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