Students in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade sang “Chime In!” The song featured the 4th and 5th grade bell choir. They also performed “Listen to the Jingles.”
Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms hosted its annual Christmas program on Thursday, Dec. 1. Photos with Santa were available before the program, along with a dinner from Fazoli’s. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
With winter on the way, the U.S. Forest Service has announced the closing for the season of some of its recreation sites and roads on the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.  Campgrounds which are scheduled to close on Dec. 15 include Red Bud Campground at Bell Smith Springs, Pine Ridge...
Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau plans to have a winter commencement ceremony on Dec. 17. A total of 781 students, including 632 undergraduates and 149 master’s degree and specialist candidates, will receive their degrees. The ceremony is scheduled at 2 p.m. in the Show Me...
Avery Page, an 8th grade student at Anna Junior High School, was honored as the student-athlete of the month. Photo provided.
Mike Bigler, with Farmers Insurance in Jonesboro, presented $50 gift cards at two Anna District No. 37 schools on Monday, Nov. 28.
Shawnee Community College is planning to host a Senior Citizen Day on Saturday, Dec. 10. Activities are planned on the college’s main campus near Ullin, starting at 2 p.m. Senior citizens, aged 60 years and older, along with their families and friends, are invited to a chili supper at 2 p.m., which...
‘Tis the season...for Christmas holiday season programs at Union County public schools. The schedule of upcoming programs includes: Lick Creek School, Dec. 16, 7 p.m. Cobden Elementary School, Dec. 21, 12:30 p.m. Cobden Junior-Senior High School, Dec. 18, 2 p.m. Davie School, Anna, Dec. 13, 7 p.m....
Illinois State Police District 22 conducted special alcohol countermeasure and traffic enforcement patrols during November in Union County. Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22, announced results tallied during the patrols. Alvey said that the alcohol countermeasure enforcement...
Anna-Jonesboro’s Jake Parr and Sheldon McGrath earned all-tournament selection honors at the Goreville Invitational Tournament. Both players are juniors. Photo provided.
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ basketball team defeated Hardin County 58-42 to win third place at the Goreville Invitational Tournament Saturday, Dec. 3. A-J 58, Hardin County 42: Jake Parr scored 26 points to lead the Wildcats to the win Saturday. Sheldon McGrath and Jacob...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School wrestling team opened its season with a pair of wins at Carterville Nov. 29. The Wildcats defeated Benton and host Carterville.  A-J first place wrestlers are listed first: A-J 48, Benton 31 113 pounds: Jacob Tellor pinned Chris Morris in 1:42. 120 pounds:...
A Union County man was taken into custody last week in connection with an investigation into three reported armed robberies which had been committed in Anna. The arrest of the suspect was reported in a message which was posted at 8:53 p.m. on Nov. 29 on the Anna Police Department’s Facebook page....


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