From left are Union County Coroner Phil Hileman, Union County Commissioner Dale Foster, Union County Commissioner Dale Russell, Judge Boie, Union County Circuit Clerk Tiffany Busby and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds.
Union County officials who were elected, or reelected, in November took their oaths of office Thursday morning, Dec. 1. The oaths were administered during a ceremony held in a courtroom at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. A large crowd was on hand for the event. The oaths were administered...
Cobden Junior-Senior High School has been recognized by Solution Tree for its sustained success in raising student achievement. The Union County school was recognized as a Model Professional Learning Community at Work.  Cobden Junior-Senior High School was one of about 200 schools and districts in...
Marion Blumenthal Lazan sat with students while she was at Shawnee High School. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Students and faculty at Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake, along with guests from Cairo High School, were given a chilling reminder of how dark the world can be when Marion Blumenthal Lazan told the story of spending her formative years in a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust in Germany. ...
As part of Shawnee Community College’s efforts to find the next college president, the college is encouraging the public to complete an online survey titled “What would you like to see in the next President?”  The survey allows Shawnee Community College students, faculty, staff and surrounding...
A Union County church again is planning to host a special holiday event which is open to the community “A Night in Bethlehem” is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 9-11 at the First Baptist Church in Cobden. In announcing plans for “A Night in Bethlehem,” the church shared the following...
Several 4-Hers delivered food to the Daystar Food Pantry in Cairo after the Stuff-A-Truck event.
The Horseshoe Lakers 4-H Club had a Stuff-A-Truck event on Saturday, Nov. 19, at Foodtown in Olive Branch and at Stop and Shop in Mounds. The 4-Hers collected more than 1,000 pounds of food for the Daystar Food Pantry in Cairo. Photos provided.
In the first row are, from left, Tyrone Harris Jr., D’Erick Menz, Malia Lester and Caitlin Sawyer. In the second row are Issence Jones, Haley King, Keron Jackson, JaeAnna Pritchard, Malachi Brown and Israell Whitfield. Photo provided.
Students from the Five County Regional Vocational System attended the Taste Of Home Cooking School in Cape Girardeau at the Osage Center on Oct. 18. The students saw multiple meals being prepared and they also learned about different cooking techniques.  
An Olde Tyme Christmas is planned Sunday, Dec. 11, at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. The Massiac Marines are slated to be a part of the holiday season event, which will be at the visitors center at the park.  They will show how a traditional Christmas might have been for the French soldier...
anthill gallery & vintage curiosities in downtown Cobden is hosting its eighth annual Off the Wall Holiday Group Artist Exhibition through Dec. 23.  The holiday exhibition features a wide selection of functional and decorative works of art by 60 regional artists and artisans.   Larger framed...
Shawnee Community College business instructor Sherrie Malone has been awarded the North Central Business Education Association, NCBEA, Outstanding Contributions to Business Education by a Postsecondary Business Teacher honor for 2016.  NCBEA is an affiliate of the National Business Education...


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