Union County

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...
Young women from Union County are invited to participate in the 2017 Cobden Peach Festival queen pageant. Coronation of a new queen will be one of the highlights of this year’s Cobden Peach Festival. The festival is planned Aug. 4-5 at the Cobden Community Park.  The community celebration again...
Dr. Suzanne Clarke
Union County Hospital welcomes Dr. Suzanne Clarke as a primary care provider with the Convenient Care Clinic in Anna.   A come-and-go welcome reception is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 20, in the long-term care dining room located on the northwest side of the hospital. The public is...
The Union County Chamber of Commerce had a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 6, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. An announcement was made regarding the chamber’s Movies in the Park event.  The event is free and sponsored by the chamber and local businesses. Jus10’s Frozen Yogurt...
The Union County Sheriff’s Office reports that a new scam has surfaced of a subject(s) falsely representing themselves as working for Ameren Electric.  The subject(s) told the homeowners that there were two electricians in route to turn off their power unless the bill was paid in full. The phone...
Union County FCA campers participated in competitions in the afternoons with games like volleyball, one-hit softball, flinger ball and more. Photos by Amber Filbeck.
The 2017 Union County Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FCA, Power Camp was held July 5-7 for the ninth year at Anna Junior High School in Anna.  The camp was open to any Union County student in 5th through 8th grades. Tony Foeller, who has directed the camp since its beginning, said that 82...
Erin Dillow of Anna showed her rabbit Lazarus, her Himalayan cat Merlin and her German shepherd dog Sasha. Erin is a member of the Lick Creek 4-H Club and the daughter of Rhonda and Greg Dillow.
Union County 4-H small animal, home economics and general shows were held last Saturday at Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna. The shows gave local 4-Hers an opportunity to showcase their work.
Janna Harner
Union County’s Janna Harner has achieved several accomplishments both in and outside the pageant world. She recently made the county proud by finishing as first runner-up at the Miss Illinois pageant. Harner is no stranger to pageants; she’s been competing since she was 14. However, it was her...
Union County Hospital Auxiliary is planning to have a Mad Hatters Tea Party. The tea party is set from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 13, in the fellowship room at the United Methodist Church in Anna. The church is located on West Monroe Street. Those who plan to attend are invited to wear...
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At the end of the 2017 spring soccer season, Jake Basler, left, presented a plaque of appreciation to coach Bobby Stone in recognition of Stone’s 20 years of dedicated service to the Union County Soccer League. Basler is the league’s president.

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