A St. Anne man was reported to have been taken into custody following a pursuit which ended in Cobden early last Saturday afternoon. The pursuit was initiated in Jonesboro and came to a stop at the intersection of West Jefferson and East Ash streets in Cobden. A passenger car which was the focus of...
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
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 Community High School girls’ golf coach Brandon Bierstedt lost a lot to graduation last season. “We lost four starters who graduated,” Bierstedt said. “But I still think we can be competitive.” Players who were in the lineup last season and contributed include returning seniors...
Erin Dillow was crowned Sunday night as the 2017 Union County Fair queen. The queen and her court are Jericha Carter, second runner-up; 2017 fair queen Erin Dillow; Grace Pitts, first runner-up; and Brookelyn Cast, Miss Congeniality. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The 2017 Union County Fair queen was crowned Sunday night in Anna. Coronation of a new fair queen was one of the highlights of the opening weekend of the Union County Fair. The fair continues through this weekend at the Anna City Park in Anna. Sunday’s fair queen pageant also featured the...
Niels Moeller, left, and Karsten Moeller, both of Copenhagen, Denmark, watched the total solar eclipse Monday in downtown Cobden. They were wearing protective eyeglasses while watching the eclipse.
Dozens of visitors, including those who had traveled from foreign countries, gathered Monday in downtown Cobden to view a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse began at around noon and reached totality at about 1:21 p.m. Eclipse watchers from England, Denmark, Minnesota, Texas, Mississippi,...
Spectators viewed the solar eclipse from different parts of the Union County Fair at the Anna City Park in Anna. Photo by Amber Filbeck.
On Monday, August 21, the nation experienced a total solar eclipse. The path of the solar eclipse was across the entire continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. Thousands of people in Southern Illinois experienced the wonder of the total eclipse at locations which included the...
Recover from eclipse-mania with a celebration of Southern Illinois talent and tastes. Enjoy the bluesy Ivas John Band and the friendly atmosphere of The Old Feed Store, fill a plate, and sample local libations prepared Sunday, Aug. 27. Food Works invites supporters of Southern Illinois farm, music...
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 Cobden High School Marching Appleknockers band participated in last Saturday afternoon’s Cobden Peach Festival parade.
The Cobden High School Marching Appleknockers band participated in last Saturday afternoon’s Cobden Peach Festival parade. The parade route was through downtown Cobden. Many people were on hand to watch the parade. The parade was one of the many highlights of the 2017 Cobden Peach Festival. The...
Runners leave the starting line early Saturday morning.
The 14th annual Cobden Peach Festival 5K run/walk and 1-mile fun run were held early Saturday morning, Aug. 5. The events were sponsored by the Cobden Runners/Walkers Club. The starting and finish lines were near the Cobden Community Park, which was the site of the Peach Festival.


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