Cobden

Residents of Southern Illinois will have three opportunities this week to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public schools in predominantly rural communities.   Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, plans to present “The Future of...
The Cobden High School baseball team went 3-2 in recent action. Goreville 12, Cobden 2: Josh Burgess and Zane Nance were each 2-for-3 to lead the visiting Appleknockers in the first game of a doubleheader loss at Goreville Saturday, April 15. Bayden Ditterline was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Cobden....
Update: The event has been moved to Friday, April 28 due to weather concerns. An Appleknocker Glow Run 5K and kids fun run are planned Friday, April 21, in Cobden. Proceeds will support the Cobden High School volleyball program and junior high school basketball program. Race time is 7:15 p.m....
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball team posted a 3-1 record in recent action. A-J 9, Nashville 6: The visiting Lady Wildcats had three home runs in the 4th inning on their way to the Southern Illinois River-to-River Conference Mississippi Division win Friday, April 14. It was the...
From left are Union County Chamber of Commerce representatives Bonni Little and Brooke Miller; U.S. Mike Bost; and chamber representatives Greg George and John Nimmo. Photo provided.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has honored 206 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 45 members of the U.S. Senate with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of their support for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies in the first session of the 114th Congress. Among the...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Nearly 40 area firefighters gathered last Thursday night to participate in a special training program. Instructors from the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign presented training which focused on handling a blaze involving propane gas. Three instructors presented the training. The Anna...
Several Union County student athletes have been named to the Southern Illini All-Conference basketball teams. The boys’ first team includes Noah Franklin, Cobden; Lane Ross, Vienna; Jalen Illeraza, Egyptian; Takevon Williford, Meridian; John David Bigler, Anna; and Brendan Dahncke, Vienna. The...
This killdeer was quite content to have its picture taken. Yours truly spotted the feathered critter one morning recently near Cobden. I'm guessing that by its behavior, the killdeer may have had a nest nearby.
This week...a few random observations, thoughts and meanderings... ...all of you folks who have started mowing your lawns just need to stop doing that...RIGHT NOW...you are making the rest of us look bad... ...perhaps you heard about this one...seems that regular folks will have an opportunity to...
Tourism was a lengthy topic of discussion at a recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 24, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Representatives of the Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau were on hand to share an annual report...
Tuesday, April 4, was Election Day in Union County. Voters elected candidates who were running for municipal posts, positions on local school district boards of education, seats on two library districts and the Shawnee Community College district board. Unofficial results recorded at the Union...

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