Jonesboro

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...
The Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society plans to host an annual Under the Stars program in Union County. The local environmental folk duo Carter & Connelley is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, under the stars and around a campfire at the Trail of Tears State Forest....
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Thursday, April 13, that Dejun Deneil Booker, 36, of Indiana has been sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, both Class 2 felonies.   Booker burglarized a tavern near...
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 published in 1986.  The collection of articles written by Dr. Sidney Smith Condon was...
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...
Hebrewz Coffeehouse in Jonesboro hosted the Union County Chamber of Commerce Thursday, April 6, for its monthly meeting. Chamber president Melanie Lasley announced that the annual chamber golf outing is cancelled. “We’re taking a year off,” she said. Lasley also mentioned the recent Union County...
From left are Olivia Bowen and Olivia Capel. Photo provided.
Union County Cadette Troop 8552 has two groups of girls who earned their Girl Scout Silver Award.  The Silver Award is the highest honor a Junior High Girl Scout can earn.  In early April, they were recognized and presented with their Silver awards at the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois “All that...
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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