Alexander County

Horseshoe Lakers 4-H Club members Maisie Sitton and Breyden Martin were two of several members who helped stock the pantry with necessity items. Photo provided.
The Horseshoe Lakers 4-H Club recently opened its first Community Helpers Pantry location. For two weeks, the pantry will be located at the Horseshoe Lake Community Building in Olive Branch. Members of the 4-H club will stock the pantry with school supplies, as well as pet, baby and toiletry items...
A meet and greet event with Dr. Peggy Bradford is planned Friday evening, Aug. 18, in Cairo. Bradford is the new president of Shawnee Community College.  She is a native of Pulaski County. The meet and greet event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at The Jones Place at 2044 Martin Luther King Dr. ...
Illinois State Police District 22 in Ullin released information, Monday, today, June 26, about a fatal rollover car crash that occured on Illinois Route 127 north of Trinity Road near Sandusky in Alexander County at 7:09 a.m. Monday.  Valencia Holloway, 19, of Tamms, was identified as the driver....
Flood warnings continued last week for the Ohio and Mississippi rivers in the region. The website for the National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on May 31 that a flood warning continued for the Ohio River at the Grand Chain dam and at Cairo. The warning for the Ohio River affected...
Illinois State Police (ISP) District 22 plans to conduct roadside safety checks during June in Alexander County. Plans for the detail were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of the district. Alvey said the use of roadside safety checks combines a strong sense of public...
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers noted that only the...
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers noted that only the first...
In the aftermath of an announcement made by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to shut down the Alexander County Housing Authority’s public housing buildings in Cairo, State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, said May 4 that he had introduced a resolution proposing to take a...
Volunteers worked last Saturday on a sand boil along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake. The sand boil was on the east side of the levee, between the river and the Union County community. The work done at the site was seen as a more permanent solution to a recurring problem.
A voluntary evacuation order for all of the areas of Union County which were affected by the recent threat of flooding conditions was lifted Monday afternoon, May 8. The order was lifted at 4 p.m. Monday in a statement issued by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of...

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