Cobden

Cobden, in white uniforms, and Egyptian anticipate a rebound after a shot during Monday night’s game.
Cobden hosted an Illinois High School Association Class 1A boys’ regional basketball tournament this week. The host Appleknockers faced Egyptian High School from Tamms Monday night in tournament play. Cobden won the game. The regional tournament championship game was set for 7 p.m. this Friday.
In the first row are, from left, Mike Meisenheimer, Clare Bunyan, Halford Dillow and Ron Knupp. In the second row are Keith Ellis, John Garner, Dale Moreland, Paul Rich, Daniel Theis, Jack Steele, Bill Clutts and Mike Yates. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Fair Board hosted 2016 fair queen Clare Bunyan of Cobden at a reception on Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, following her first runner-up finish at the Illinois State Fair queen pageant in January in Springfield. The reception was held at the Union County Fair Board office at the Anna...
Dr. Ashley Aylesworth
Dr. Ashley Aylesworth of Marion Eye Center’s Anna office completed her doctorate degree at Nova Southeastern University’s, NSU, College of Optometry in 2016.  Her clinical rotations were at WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., Easton Eye Care in Oakland Park, Fla., and a pediatric and...
A Union County high school marching band has received the opportunity of a lifetime with an invitation to perform in the National Memorial Day parade in Washington, D.C., on May 27. Cobden High School has been working towards this parade for many months.  The process began when superintendent Edwin...
Brooke Miller and Ray Hogan
The Old Feed Store in Cobden looks the same from the outside, but on the inside, the apartment upstairs is getting a makeover. The apartment isn’t being redone because it was outdated or needed repairs, but because there is a new owner.  Brooke Miller recently bought The Old Feed Store from Ray and...
Rural Health Inc., RHI, is offering scholarship opportunities to students at area schools.  RHI offers health care services in Union, Johnson and Massac counties. Services which are offered include ob/gyn, medical, dental and psychiatry.   RHI is funding and administering eight health care...
December...2012...folks with even a teeny, tiny bit of common sense would have stayed home following a blizzard on the day after Christmas.
This week, we're going to start with a few numbers: 1,035.2, 86.3 and 113. We'll get back to those numbers in just a bit. First up, allow me to make a bit of a serious observation. One day last week, your intrepid observer of The Journey Through Life was motoring back to The Paragraph Factory after...
A layer of ice coated branches when this picture was taken last Friday night during a walk through Cobden. To tell you the truth, it would have made a lot more sense to have stayed inside, where it was warm.
Good writers are supposed to avoid the use of cliches. I suppose the key words in that observation would be "good" and "supposed." You've probably noticed that this writer uses the cliche that "a picture is worth a thousand words" fairly often. More often than ought to be done, quite honestly....
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team lost twice in recent Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament play. Odin 68, Cobden 56: The game was tied 15-15 at the end of one quarter, but Odin came on to pull ahead 28-26 at the half and 50-41 going into the final quarter in the win Tuesday, Dec. 27. The...
This critter seemed to be looking for a place to at least get out of the cold wind. The picture was taken along Casper Church Road near Anna Thursday, Jan. 5, while light snow was falling.
Even a small amount of snowfall can transform the world around us into a winter wonderland. Sorry about the cliche... Union County land experienced a bit of a visit from Old Man Winter during the past week. Based on weather forecasts, Mr. Winter's visit with us was going to be interrupted by some...

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