Dongola

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...
Students from area schools were honored in an annual young writer’s competition sponsored by Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The competition was designed to encourage local high school students to submit their own works of non-fiction, short fiction and poetry. Winners in the competition...
Students from Union County were among those receiving honors in an annual young writer’s competition sponsored by Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The competition is designed to encourage local high school students to submit their own works of non-fiction, short fiction and poetry. Winners in...
Lick Creek School eased past rival Goreville to win the 65th Lick Creek Invitational Track Meet April 28. It was a soggy day due to wet weather but the track was solid, but slick with some falls during the relays.  The meet started with the running events. The running events attracted 168 runners...
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...
From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Photo by Mike Estel.
Dongola High School student athlete Kaysee Johnston signed a national letter of intent last Friday to play volleyball for Southeastern Community College in West Burlington, Iowa. From left are Dongola athletic’s director and volleyball coach Preston Hall, Kaysee and her mother, Mary Bridges. Kaysee...
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...
The Dongola School band was recently selected as a recipient of a grant from the Mockingbird Foundation for $10,000 to be used towards the purchase of new instruments. The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by fans of the band Phish, announced 12 new grants...
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...
Polling places have been set for the Tuesday, April 4, elections in Union County. Union County Clerk Terry Bartruff noted that polls are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. The polling places, by precinct, follow: Anna 1 and 2: Main Street Center, 400 S. Main St., Anna....

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