Allen-Harlow Family Reunion August 31

The Allen-Harlow family and friends reunion will be held at noon, Sunday, Aug. 31, in the Chautauqua auditorium at Pana Kitchell Park. The potluck meal will begin at 12:30 p.m. Bring covered dish. Fried chicken will be provided by the reunion fund along with plates, cups, utensils, drinks, etc. Nice items are needed for the auction. Anyone with family photos or information on the family tree are encouraged to bring those items.   … [Read More...]

Pana JFL Teams Defeat EA/WR

Pana Junior Football League made a clean sweep of East Alton/Wood River at Brummett Field on Saturday, Aug. 9. The fifth grade won 14-0; sixth grade, 8-6; seventh grade, 36-6 and 8th grade, 32-18. The game at Roxana on Saturday, Aug. 16 was cancelled because of rain. It has been rescheduled for Saturday, Oct. 11, at Roxana. This Saturday, Aug. 23, Pana JFL is at home to take on Staunton. The fifth grade begins at 10:00 a.m.; sixth, … [Read More...]

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Fact, Fun & Fillips: August 21, 2014

“No wonder we’re always having to have things fixed he muttered... “with kids busting up the machinery!” Then the tone of voice softened as PNP publisher, Thomas J. Phillips, saw who that “kid” was! J.J. Bonn Currently The other guy, Jacob “Jake” Latonis, son of Tom and Cindy of the N-P “family”!   Why, it was only tiny, but beautiful to Mr. Phillips, little J.J. Bonn, his and wife Doris’ first great-grandchild.  JJ, son of Mr. … [Read More...]

Laughs, Lines, Latonis: August 21, 2014

Hey everybody, Jacob here. ––––– School has officially started! We’ve been back in school since Tuesday. I hope everyone has been enjoying their first few days of school. I know I have. Good luck to everyone in their health and grades throughout the year. Now, time to start counting down number of days until summer again! It’s not too far away, right?? I mean, it’s only like a year away. . . . ––––– A lot of sports with Orange … [Read More...]

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Pana School Board: Smaller Fiscal Year Deficit Projected for 2015

Members of the Pana School Board passed a tentative budget Monday night, Aug. 18, with less red ink in the Education Fund than has been projected over the past … [Read More...]

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Area News

Allen-Harlow Family Reunion August 31

The Allen-Harlow family and friends reunion will be held at noon, Sunday, Aug. 31, in the Chautauqua auditorium at Pana Kitchell Park. The potluck meal will begin at 12:30 p.m. Bring covered dish. Fried … [Read More...]

Peoples Bank Recognizes Employees for Service

Peoples Bank & Trust of Pana is recognizing two employees for their continuous service to the bank. The bank recognizes its employees for each five year increment of their service with a plaque and an … [Read More...]

Benefit For Austin Kirk Saturday

A dance benefit for Austin Kirk of Vandalia, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at Pla-Mor Danceland, 1300 E. Third, Pana. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Austin, 12, son of Wendy Weaver, is dealing with Late … [Read More...]

Reminder For Red Roses Trip

Red Roses of the Red Hat Society will be traveling to Clinton on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The group will leave the Methodist church parking lot at 9:45 a.m. Lunch will be at LaTeaDa at 11:30 a.m. For … [Read More...]


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Sports News

Pana JFL Teams Defeat EA/WR

Pana Junior Football League made a clean sweep of East Alton/Wood River at Brummett Field on Saturday, Aug. 9. The fifth grade won 14-0; sixth grade, 8-6; seventh grade, 36-6 and 8th grade, 32-18. The … [Read More...]

PHS Plans Sports Orange & Blue Nights

Fall sports at Pana High School are gearing up for the start of the 2014 season with annual “Orange and Blue Nights” for each sport. Also, the Pana High School Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes … [Read More...]

Chamber Golf Outing: $10,000 For Hole-In-One

The Pana Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Golf Outing, a 4-person scramble, will be held at the Pana Country Club on Friday, Sept. 26.  The purpose of the outing is to raise funds for the project budget of the … [Read More...]

Out in Left Field: August 18, 2014

Be sure to note in a story in today’s newspaper all of the times and dates for the various “Orange and Blue Nights” for the Pana High School fall sports campaigns. It’s a very busy time. ––––– The … [Read More...]