Jonesboro Grade School

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 2017 Coach Ron/Willie Smith Speed Camp is scheduled June 12-15 at the Jonesboro Grade School.The school is located on Cook Street in Jonesboro. Session times for the speed camp include: 2nd and 3rd grades: 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. 4th and 5th grades: 10:30 a.m. to noon. 7th and 8th grades: 1 p.m....
Four Jonesboro School students recently received recognition for their achievements in writing. Jaley Watkins earned second place in a Southern Illinois Reading Council short story contest. Anna Hess received third place in the contest.  Watkins and Hess both are 8th grade students at Jonesboro...
Coach Ron Fulenwider has released his second book, “Cross Country and How to Succeed in Sports and Life.” Coach Ron has been inspired by the recent success of the Lick Creek Lady Eagles Southern Illinois state champion cross country team. The contents of the book will include the cross country team...
One Union County student’s patriotism and writing ability has led to a second place finish in a national essay contest.  Madilyn Gawyrch-Turner, an 8th grader from Jonesboro Grade School, won second place in the National Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. The contest was open to...
Jonesboro team members are, in the first row, from left, Libby Smith, Jenna Sadler, Olivia Bowen, Heidi Jones, Marlee Smith and Jera Reynolds. In the second row are assistant coach Danny McFarland, Chloe McFarland, Jaley Watkins, Tae DeWitt, Kaya Coleman, Anna Hess and coach Beth Miller. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro Grade School girls basketball team got fourth place in the 2017 SIJHSAA Class M girls basketball tournament on Friday, Jan. 27, at Rend Lake College in Ina. In the quarterfinals, Jonesboro defeated Trico 35-23. Jonesboro lost in the semifinals to Nashville 36-34 and fell to Aviston 50...
The Jonesboro girls basketball team became regional champions Jan. 14. Team members are, in the first row, Kaya Coleman and Anna Hess. In the second row are Tae DeWitt, Marlee Smith, Heidi Jones, Jenna Sadler and Chloe McFarland. In the third row are Jaley Watkins, Libby Smith, Olivia Bowen and Jera Reynolds. Coaches are Beth Miller and Danny McFarland. Photo by Jaime Watkins.
The Jonesboro Junior High School girls basketball team won its regional championship game last Saturday. The title game was played at Jonesboro Grade School against Goreville. The final score was 45-35. With the win, Jonesboro advances to state. This is the third time in a row that Jonesboro has...

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