Editor’s note: The following article and the accompanying photographs are shared by the Union County CEO program. Photographs of Lauren Lyerla and Jaley Watkins were not available. ***
Looking for whipped cream? This raccoon was spotted one afternoon last week...way, way up high in the mostly bare branches of a tree along a rural road in Union County.
Thank goodness for whipped cream...the condiment that can even make Monday a little bit better... ...well, I think it was Monday...
From left are Union County commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller and Kent Pitts. Commissioner Darryl Harvell was not present. The photograph was taken at a special meeting of the county board of commissioners which was held Monday morning.
Approval of a Fiscal Year 2022-2023 budget was on the agenda at a special meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners which was held Monday morning.
Trick or treat? Snow and cold temperatures were turning old Jack into a grump last Saturday morning...the photographer can attest to that...
I’m pretty sure Mr. Jack O’Lantern was cackling in the cold last Saturday morning...
The inspiration for this week’s column came from an email featuring this image. Gotta love those emails...
The brain waves seemed to have pretty much stopped functioning smoothly Monday night when this little gem was crafted.
Tower Rock on the Mississippi River at Grand Tower. Leo Driscoll photograph from National Weather Service office in Paducah website.
Driven by months of drought and periods of extreme heat during the summer and fall months in 2022, very low to record low river stages have developed along the Lower Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the region, the National Weather Service office in
Looking for whipped cream? This raccoon was spotted one afternoon last week...way, way up high in the mostly bare branches of a tree along a rural road in Union County.
From left are Union County commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller and Kent Pitts. Commissioner Darryl Harvell was not present. The photograph was taken at a special meeting of the county board of commissioners which was held Monday morning.
Trick or treat? Snow and cold temperatures were turning old Jack into a grump last Saturday morning...the photographer can attest to that...
The inspiration for this week’s column came from an email featuring this image. Gotta love those emails...
Tower Rock on the Mississippi River at Grand Tower. Leo Driscoll photograph from National Weather Service office in Paducah website.
Editor’s note: The following article and the accompanying photographs are shared by the Union County CEO program. Photographs of Lauren Lyerla and Jaley Watkins were not available. *** As long time Union County CEO supporters will remember, CEO is not just a program to teach students about business...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that Secretary of State Police will be conducting parking stings at shopping malls statewide throughout the holiday season and ticketing individuals who illegally park in spaces reserved for persons with disabilities. Secretary of State Police...
A historical marker on the grounds of the Old State Capitol in Springfield was dedicated Nov. 30 to commemorate President Barack Obama’s 2007 and 2008 presidential campaign announcements from the building’s lawn. Representatives from the Obama Foundation, the Old State Capitol Foundation, Gov. JB...
By Kay ShipmanFarmWeek Illinois will use $14.4 million in U.S. Department of Agriculture funding to buy locally produced food and distribute it to those in need, according to state officials.  The two-year program will involve direct purchases from eligible farmers and multiple aggregation sites...
At least 300 waterbirds, primarily snow geese, have died of suspected avian influenza at public hunting areas throughout Southern Illinois, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, confirmed on Nov. 29. Deceased wild birds were found at Baldwin Lake, Pyramid State Recreation Area, Rend...
Local first-person heritage interpreter and storyteller Marlene Rivero will reenact the life of Harriet Tubman in a program which is planned Saturday, Dec. 3, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The program is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Tubman was a civil rights activist and abolitionist....
Union Street Arts in Marion is planning to host a holiday art show and sale Sunday, Dec. 4, with art work from Union County artist Tabitha Tripp’s studio. The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Union Street Arts is located at 118 E. Union St. in Marion. The one-day art show and sale is free...
A monthly fish fry, Taco Tuesdays and other special events are planned during December at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna. The post is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. Fish Fry A monthly fish fry will be served from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.  The...
The Union County Historical and Genealogy Society plans to give to all customers who purchase $20 or more on Saturday, Dec. 3, during Christmas in the Village, four original volumes from the Trovillion Private Press in Herrin. Among the set is “Christmas at Thatchcot," which was published in 1947....
The Cobden and Meridian high school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are scheduled to play Friday, Dec.2, at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. FedExForum is the home of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. “I’m looking forward to it,” Cobden boys’ head basketball coach Karl Sweitzer said. “It will be a new...

Obituaries

Terri Michelle Hunt
Terri Michelle Hunt, 40, of Anna, and formerly of Christopher, went to her Heavenly home Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022.  She was born on Aug. 18, 1982, in Murphysboro, the daughter of Mark and Brenda Robinson-Hunt. She is survived by her children, Zachary Hunt and Haleigh Grizzell, both of Anna; her life...
Larry Mooney
Larry Mooney, 75, of Carbondale, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022.  He was born on March 16, 1947, in Jackson, Miss., the son of Thomas and Eva Elizabeth Eubanks Mooney.  He married Brenda Boyer on Nov. 10, 1970, in Marion. He is survived by his loving wife, Brenda...
Sue Clary
Sue Clary, 84, of Anna, died at 1:15 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 10, 1938, in Cypress, the daughter of Lester Samuel and Chloe Marie Wiggs Jones.  She married James Clary on Dec. 6, 1957. He preceded her in death on Jan. 20, 2019. Mrs. Clary was a member of...
Mary C. Casper
Mary C. Casper, 91, of Jonesboro, died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2022, at her home.  She was born on Feb. 22, 1931, in Dongola, the daughter of Clarence S. and Ellen C. Lingle McCommons.  She married Waconda W. “Walkie” Casper on Dec. 14, 1946, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death on April 14, 2007....
Mary Theresa Kern, 68, of Makanda, died Monday, Nov. 28, at Manor Court in Carbondale. Funeral arrangements were pending at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit www.rendlemanhilemanfh.com.  Rendleman & Hileman...

Sports

The Cobden and Meridian high school boys’ and girls’ basketball teams are scheduled to play Friday, Dec.2, at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. FedExForum is the home of the NBA’s...

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