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The Union County Farm Bureau is calling on members for assistance as a special event draws near. As the organization approaches its 100th annual meeting and celebration of this milestone, the planning committee is seeking any old photos of the agricultural history of Union County. The committee...
A rare and never before seen total eclipse of the sunflower unfolded last Saturday morning. These exclusive images captured the phenomonomonomon, which likely will never be seen again...Photoshop truly is a wonderful toy...um...tool...
The morning commute on Wednesday, August 16, along old U.S. Route 51 between Cobden and metropolitan Anna was blessedly quiet, uneventful and almost free of any other traffic. On the journey to start another day of adventures at The Paragraph Factory, I couldn't help but think about what the...
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 Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro is scheduled to be closed Monday afternoon, Aug. 21, due to the total solar eclipse. The Union County Board of Commissioners voted Friday morning to close the courthouse from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. The vote came at a special county board meeting which...
A total solar is eclipse is coming. That’s a certainty. For Union County emergency services personnel, the only certain thing about the eclipse is uncertainty surrounding the impact of the event. The total eclipse will occur on Monday, Aug. 21. Totality, when the sun is at its darkest, will be at 1...
A third Thursday worship service is planned Aug. 17 at Kornthal Church near Jonesboro. The service is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Kornthal Church is located 2 1/2 miles south of Jonesboro, just off Illinois Route 127. Ice Cream Social Plans also are being made for an annual ice cream social at the...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Aug. 4 that James L. Smith, 31, of Jonesboro, has been sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections. Smith was sentenced after admitting to a petition for revocation of conditional discharge for an original offense of...
A Southern Illinois Hummingbird Festival is planned Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County. The event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon. The large pavilion and white barn along the Trail of Tears Road (northwest of Jonesboro) have been reserved for the event.   Organizers...
A Southern Illinois Hummingbird Festival is planned Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County. The event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon. The large pavilion and white barn along the Trail of Tears Road (northwest of Jonesboro) have been reserved for the event.   Organizers...
The Guardians, a drum and bugle corps from Houston, Texas, stopped in Anna Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25-26.
The Guardians, a drum and bugle corps from Houston, Texas, stopped in Anna Tuesday and Wednesday, July 25-26. The corps practiced at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Sessions were held on the parking lot and on the football practice field at the Union County school. The 150-member band was...

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