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The Long Knives Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the 2017 Outstanding Citizenship Awards to 18 recipients during April and May.   The award is given to high school seniors who exemplify a sincere academic attitude and good citizenship, and who display the qualities of...
Noah Franklin, an 8th grader at Cobden Junior High School, recently won the SIJHSAA Class S state high jump championship. Photo provided.
Noah Franklin, an 8th grader at Cobden Junior High School, recently won the SIJHSAA Class S state high jump championship.  Noah jumped 5’8” to win the title. He narrowly missed on his three attempts at 6’ to break the state record.  Noah becomes the first individual state champion at Cobden.
Union County Women in Business each year awards scholarships to local students. Scholarships are presented to students who are in the top 40 percent of their class, who have a strong record of leadership and community involvement while in high school and plans for studies and a career in business...
An honor guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna stands at attention while “Taps” was being played during a Memorial Day service held Monday morning at the Cobden Cemetery in Cobden.
Union County joined the nation in commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Memorial Day services were Monday morning at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 post near Anna and at the Cobden Cemetery in Cobden. Large crowds were in attendance for both of the services to...
Addy Aspen was 3-for-4  with a double and 4 RBIs to lead Cobden to an 11-5 win over Dongola in first round action of the Lady Demons’ Class 1A high school softball regional Tuesday, May 16. Alaina Hartline was 2-for-3 with 3 stolen bases for the Appleknockers. Lauren Sweitzer was 2-for-4 with an...
Shawnee Hills Lavender near Cobden hosted u-pick events in 2016. The farm was established in 2014 and is owned by Charlotte and Doug Clover. File photo.
(Editor’s note: the following article is shared by Susan Odum, who is a University of Illinois Extension community economic development educator.) *** Early June is a great time to enjoy the excellence of Southern Illinois’ grape and wine industry at one of the many vineyards within the boundary of...
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Alto Pass Veterans Memorial The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization plans to have a ceremony...
The Cobden School Marching Appleknockers participated in the 2016 Veterans Day parade in Anna. File photo by Amber Skelton.
Fifty-eight junior high and high school band students are scheduled to leave Cobden Thursday evening, today, on a trip to Washington, D.C., to perform in the National Memorial Day Parade. The band from the Union County school will perform along with marching bands and veteran units from around the...
A Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City National Cemetery. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Mound City National Cemetery An annual Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City...
The Cobden High School baseball team won the South Egyptian Conference title with an 8-0 conference record after beating Elverado and Century last week. Cobden 8, Elverado 5: Cody Wieseman was 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead host Cobden to the win Wednesday, May 10. Zane Nance was 2-for-3. Trevor...

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