Opinions

Perfect timing...perfect pose...The Other Half and yours truly saw a bald eagle which was perched high in a tree along Illinois Route 146 near the Union County State Fish and Wildlife Area.
How can it be December already? This week, once again, bear with me as we take a look at a little bit of this...and a little bit of that... We’ll start with many, many apologies to the spirit of John Lennon... ...and so this is Christmas... ...and you can tell that it’s “officially” Christmas when...
Time for a Movie... This cooler weather has reminded me that winter is just around the corner. I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things to do is curl up on the couch under a blanket and watch movies.  Stinson Library has a huge collection of DVD’s you can check out for seven days....
This an “authentic” photograph of a squirrel. The real deal. The photograph is not a deepfake. Just ask the squirrel. He (she?) lives in the neighborhood. Really.
Don’t know about you...but this “old guy” was not ready for temperatures to be in the 20s... The winter-like cold in late November, accompanied by a nice, clear sky, meant that I had to start the first day of a new “work” week by making a rather significant layer of frost on my vehicle go away....
A hawk made a brief stop atop a utility pole along the State Forest Road last Sunday afternoon. The hawk’s colors stood out in the light of an autumn afternoon.
Thank you, Dueling Pianos guys. Don’t know if you’ll read this, but I’m grateful for the song you chose to share when you passed by my vantage point at last Saturday’s Veterans Day parade in Anna. I had found a spot near Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church which offered a good place for photographing the...
Clouds filled much of the sky over Union County last Saturday morning. The image was captured during a stop along Aldridge Road, between metropolitan Cobden and Illinois Route 127.
Every once in a while, I figure it might be nice to create a scrapbook featuring some of the images yours truly has stumbled across during the latest chapter in The Journey Through Life.  While out wandering around during the past week right here in Union County, I came across all sorts of things...
Zero the ghost-dog and Jack Skellington are featured in several Pumpkin Town displays at the Anna City Park.
With apologies to Bullwinkle Jay Moose, we’re going to begin this week with... Hey, Rocky, watch me pull a column out of my hat... Some of you of a certain age may remember famous cartoon celebrities Bullwinkle Jay Moose and his partner, Rocket “Rocky” J. Squirrel. Rocky and Bullwinkle came to...
An up-close look at the Mississippi River in Grand Tower during a visit last Friday afternoon.
Once again this week, we’re offering a little bit of this...a little bit of that...a veritable potpourri of the writer’s musings, adventures and other things to waste your valuable time... Here we go... Look...up in the sky...it was a bird...nope...it was a plane...nope...Superman? Don’t think so....
A tiger swallowtail butterfly was making its way...slowly...across a creek bed at the Trail of Tears State Forest.
Let’s start this week with some football. After all, nothing says football like 90-degree temperatures, with a whole bunch of Southern Illinois humidity thrown in just for the heck of it. Not all that long ago, back in the Before Times, yours truly looked forward to sitting down on a Saturday...
It’s been a while since we had a photograph of a turtle...or two...or three. Just for the record, these turtles were real. Well, I think they were. They looked real...
It was getting late on Monday night. I was getting to the point where I just wanted to turn this week’s column over to some sort of artificial intelligence.  Bob was keeping me company at the time, and I have to say that a cat’s intelligence certainly is not artificial. Just ask one. Besides, he...
A fellow traveler on the Journey Through Life was kind enough to share this photo of a windmill turbine being transported on a train which went through Cobden on a recent Sunday afternoon.
PLEASE READ THIS VERY IMPORTANT MESSAGE... No. You are not reading the "back page." The "back page" has to be another page this week. Gotta pay the bills... *** Just never know what a walk, or maybe an unplanned journey along a country road, might bring... Before we get to the topics at hand, I...

Pages

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158
Email: news@annanews.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
3 + 6 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
Comment Here