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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School baseball team will play in the Class 2A Carterville regionals May 15-20. The Wildcats open play against Pinckneyville at 4:30 p.m. Monday, May 15. The winner plays Carterville at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Monday’s winner between Vienna and Zeigler-Royalton play Du...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team coach Barry Hinson emphasized a point during a presentation last week at a Union County Chamber of Commerce meeting in Cobden.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team head coach Barry Hinson as a guest speaker on Thursday, May 4. Hinson addressed a gathering of about 30 people at a monthly meeting of the chamber of commerce.  The meeting was held at The...
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Union County.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Anna Community Consolidated District No. 37 8th grade promotion: Thursday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School No. 81 High...
One of the persons injured in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon, May 3, was air-lifted by helicopter from the scene.
Three persons sustained fatal injuries in a traffic accident which happened early Wednesday afternoon, May 3, in Union County. Illinois State Police District 22 at Ullin reported that the accident occurred at approximately 1:07 p.m. at 2375 Shiloh Rd. in a rural area east of Cobden. Multiple...
Historian and author Darrel Dexter, standing, shared some stories about the Union County area’s history during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna.
A new edition of a book about Union County history was featured during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.” The PAST...
Ruby, a puppy who is approximately eight months old, is housed at the Union County Animal Control located outside of Anna. Ruby, along with the other animals pictured on this page, was available for adoption at the time of printing. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Union County Animal Control, located between Anna and Cobden, deals with animals in several ways, such as abuse cases, relocation and adoption.  UCAC officer Dirk Wright said that animal abuse is not a major problem in Union County, but it does occur, most being repeat offenders. He said if...
Bad combination? A squirrel and wires. This bushy-tail paused for a photograph, then scampered off to do whatever squirrels do. Some, apparently, make bad decisions with wires and high-voltage situations. This image was "solarized," as opposed to a squirrel which may have been "energized" as the result of a bad decision which had nothing to do with a pink, drum-playing bunny.
First up this week: We had a Chuck spotting one day during the past week or so. You may recall, or you may not, from a previous colyum that we mentioned our buddy Chuck. Chuck is a woodchuck, or groundhog. Yours truly had spotted Chuck a number of times, but hadn't seen him in a while. Then, during...
Water rushed over a ford at the Trail of Tears State Forest last Saturday morning following a night of very heavy rain fall.
Union County officials were hoping for the best as major flood conditions were in the forecast this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. The hopeful outlook came even as forecasts were calling for the possibility of more heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday, today....
The Lick Creek Lady Eagles won their season opener April 18 at the annual Jonesboro-Goreville Track Invitational. The meet was run at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School track. With 12 teams on hand Lick Creek met the challenge with a convincing win. There were some very fine athletes on hand...
A new edition of a book highlighting the history of an area county has been published. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter...

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