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The Cobden School Marching Appleknockers participated in the 2016 Veterans Day parade in Anna. File photo by Amber Skelton.
Fifty-eight junior high and high school band students are scheduled to leave Cobden Thursday evening, today, on a trip to Washington, D.C., to perform in the National Memorial Day Parade. The band from the Union County school will perform along with marching bands and veteran units from around the...
The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization plans to have a ceremony Saturday, May 27. The ceremony is planned at 1 p.m. at the veterans memorial in downtown Alto Pass. The ceremony is scheduled to include a brief presentation and a three volley salute. The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial...
The annual Olmsted Dam charity golf scramble is planned Saturday, June 10. The scramble will be at the Drake Creek Golf Club in Ledbetter, Ky. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The event tees off at 8 a.m. The scramble supports the Courage Beyond charity.  Members of the Olmsted Dam Charity Committee...
Century School’s 4th and 5th grade band gave its first public performance at the annual spring concert in Ullin on May 2. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Century Community Unit School District No. 100 in Ullin hosted its annual spring concert May 2. For the first time since the 2009-2010 school year, band performances were part of the program. A lack of school funding led Century to cut the band program back in 1999. A revival attempt was made in...
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 Auxiliary to the VFW’s Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna plans to host a quarter auction Saturday, April 8, at the post home. The auction begins at 1 p.m. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Several vendors plan to be in attendance. Prizes from local businesses will be awarded. Proceeds will help to...
The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education plans to sponsor the yearly Hillbilly Dinner Theater on Saturday, April 8. The dinner theater will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Ham and beans, cornbread, slaw, fried potatoes, fried...
I’ve always enjoyed American Legion baseball. My interest began when I was a very young child chasing foul balls at the Murphysboro City Park baseball diamond for the American Legion baseball team.  My father, who was the head umpire in charge, made it all worth while and would give me 25 cents for...
A Union County high school marching band has received the opportunity of a lifetime with an invitation to perform in the National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C., on May 27. Cobden High School has been working towards this parade for many months.  The process began when superintendent Edwin...
Meridian High School plans to host Autism Awareness Night, Shooting for Autism on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Meridian basketball team will play Marion. The first game begins at 6:15 p.m. Proceeds from this event go to benefit the Autism Society of Southern Illinois.

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