Alexander County

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...
Students from an area school are scheduled to be in attendance at the annual Students for the Information Age TECH 2017 event, which is planned Tuesday, May 9, at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hundreds of...
Area residents once again face the impact of major flooding. Rivers rose to flood levels after very heavy rain fell in the region. Flood warnings were in effect late last week for rivers throughout the region. Heavy rain was falling in Union County Thursday morning, when this issue of Monday’s Pub...
Water rushed over a ford at the Trail of Tears State Forest last Saturday morning following a night of very heavy rain fall.
Union County officials were hoping for the best as major flood conditions were in the forecast this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. The hopeful outlook came even as forecasts were calling for the possibility of more heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday, today....
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Alexander and Pulaski counties.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Cairo School District No. 1 High school graduation: Saturday, May 20, at 10 a.m. Eighth grade promotion: Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m....
Residents of Southern Illinois will have three opportunities this week to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public schools in predominantly rural communities.   Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, plans to present “The Future of...

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