Alexander County

The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education plans to sponsor the yearly Hillbilly Dinner Theater on Saturday, April 8. The dinner theater will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Ham and beans, cornbread, slaw, fried potatoes, fried...
Union County farmers who attended the conference included, from left, Jeff Flamm  from Cobden; Mark Eddleman, president of the Union County Farm Bureau, from Dongola; and Paul Rich, director, Union County Farm Bureau, from Anna. Photo provided.
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, with a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered a variety of speakers and information encouraging farmers...
Illinois State Police District 22 plans to conduct roadside safety checks during March in Alexander County. Plans for the roadside safety checks were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of District 22, which has its headquarters in Ullin. Alvey said in a news release that...
Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...
Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, on Monday, March 13, announced that a superseding indictment was returned by a federal grand jury in Benton in the case regarding the May 2014 attempted robbery of the First National Bank in Cairo. Boyce announced in a...
Three persons were injured in a traffic accident which occurred Friday morning, March 3, in Alexander County. Illinois State Police District 22 at Ullin reported that the accident happened at approximately 7:49 a.m. on Illinois Route 3, half a mile north of Jaco City Road. State police reported...
Shawnee National Forest to use prescribed fire on March 5 and 6, weather permitting. Prescribed fire is a planned fire that is overseen by professionals. Fall marked the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professionals plan to burn up to 10,000 acres.  Prescribed fires...
A representative of the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is scheduled to be in Alexander County Thursday, today, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cairo Public Library on 1609 Washington Ave. in Cairo.  Community outreach liaison Ella York with the attorney general’s office will...
The Pulaski-Alexander Soil and Water Conservation District’s 69th annual meeting is planned Feb. 23. The meeting will be in the cafeteria at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m. During the...
Economic growth and development efforts were addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Feb. 10, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The county board welcomed Mike Stegle, Candy Eastwood and Tabitha Smith to the...

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