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These pictures were taken at the camp on Tuesday evening, July 18.
Fall – and football – may seem like they are a long way off during the sweltering heat and humidity of a Southern Illinois summer. But football took center stage during the Wildcat Youth Football League’s annual camp. The camp was held July 17-20 on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A junior PGA golf tournament was played at the Union County Country Club course in Anna Tuesday, July 18. Two teams from the Union County Country Club and two teams from Kimberland Country Club in Jackson, Mo., competed in the tournament. The accompanying pictures feature some of the action from...
On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and warm-up exercises.
An annual Wildcat Youth Football League’s football camp was held last week on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field. Around 50 to 60 young people participated in the week-long camp. On Tuesday evening, July 18, campers gathered in a circle on the practice field for stretching and...
The Carmi-based 14U Diamond Xplosion ‘03 travel softball team won the recent Midwest Regional Tournament in dramatic fashion by defeating the S.I. Bandits 10-9 in the final inning. Entering the final frame, Diamond Xplosion was down 9-5. First baseman Alli Goering led off the inning with a single...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School senior Jayce Turner has been named an All-American prep football player and will compete in the 2017 Blue-Grey All-American Bowl. The game is scheduled Dec. 18 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The stadium is the home of the National Football League’s...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team displays its championship trophy. Photo provided.
The Cobden American Legion baseball team topped host West Frankfort 13-2 to win the 25th Junior East District Tournament Sunday, July 16. Cody Wieseman was 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBIs to lead Cobden to the win. Landon Britt was 2-for-4 with a double, triple and 3 RBIs. Josh Burgess was 2-for...
At the first night of the Wildcat Youth Football League’s annual football camp on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice field, members of the next season’s 7th and 8th grade team worked out as a team for the first time. “I’m guessing we had around fifty or sixty kids at the camp tonight....
A chair straddle was presented by Tae Kwon Do students. Photo provided.
Saturday, July 8, was described as a great day for Coffman Martial Arts Academy in Anna. Two black belts, Dillon Greer and Jacob Cross, tested for and achieved their First Dan (degree) black belt rank.  Grand Master Robert Cutrell, founder of the ChunJiDo Organization, was an honored guest and...
Two youth football events are on the calendar in Union County. Wildcat Youth Football Camp A Wildcat Youth Football Camp is scheduled July 17-20. The camp is scheduled to be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day at the football practice field at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The camp is for...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Aug. 4-5 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. The church is located at 315 South St. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5. Students must...

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