Cobden

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...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team lost 9-0 to visiting Steeleville Tuesday, June 27. Cobden, which was held to six hits to go with five errors, stranded five base runners. Chandler West was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden at the plate.  Clayton Flamm was 1-for-2. Josh Burgess, Cody Wieseman and Alex...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team split in recent action. Cobden 7, Benton 6: Cody Wieseman was 3-for-5 with 3 RBIs to lead visiting Cobden to the win Monday, June 26. Alex Ramsey was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs for Cobden. Clayton Flamm was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Chandler West was 1-for-2. Brayden...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team won twice in recent action. Cobden 8, Carrier Mills 6: Trailing 6-0 going into the 6th inning, host Cobden erupted for six runs on its way to the win Friday, June 16. Bayden Ditterline was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden at the plate. Zane Nance and Josh Burgess were...
The Cobden American Legion baseball team won twice in recent action. Cobden 8, Carrier Mills 6: Trailing 6-0 going into the 6th inning, host Cobden erupted for six runs on its way to the win Friday, June 16. Bayden Ditterline was 2-for-3 to lead Cobden at the plate. Zane Nance and Josh Burgess were...
During the week of June 12, local county Farm Bureaus collaborated with Southern Illinois University, local farmers and agribusinesses to hold the Southern Illinois Summer Agriculture Institute.  The program offered participants an up-close look at one of the key driving economic forces for Union...
The Shawnee Community College Adult Education Program has scheduled GED classes in Anna, Cobden, Vienna and at the college’s main campus in Ullin. The classes are offered at no cost to students. Classes were scheduled to begin during the week of June 5. GED classes are scheduled at the college’s...
Participants in this year’s Union County CEO program presented a trade show Thursday evening, June 1, at The Old Feed Store in Cobden. The trade show was part of a celebration for the 2016-2017 program and featured businesses created by CEO team members.
A special event was held Thursday evening, June 1, in Cobden to celebrate the 2016-2017 Union County CEO program. The celebration, attended by about 100 people, was held at The Old Feed Store in downtown Cobden. CEO stands for Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities.  The 2016-2017 annual report for...
Athletes from Union County high schools earned postseason South Egyptian Conference honors. The student athletes have been named to first teams and second teams in volleyball, baseball, softball and basketball. First Team All-Conference Volleyball Meredith Flamm, Cobden. Alaina Hartline, Cobden....
A couple of fellow travelers on The Journey Through Life recently shared the accompanying map with me. The map, featuring Union County, dates to 1876, a time when men were men, including General George Armstrong Custer, who should have been a much smarter man. Just sayin'...
This week, let's start with some words of wisdom... ...what once was lost, now is found... ...third time's a charm... ...seek, and ye shall find... ...and a thought or two from your intrepid scribe in response to the thoughts, including an explanation for the big ol' map you see this week... What...

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