Alexander County

An upcoming event planned in the area will help to support a scholarship program which benefits students at area schools. 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...
Illinois State Police District 22 personnel plan to conduct roadside safety checks in Alexander and Pulaski counties during April. Alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols also are planned in Alexander County during April. Plans for the details were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, joined for a picture with Jamie Nash-Mayberry and her classes following the students’ presentation about the condition of the local levee system. Photo by Amber Skelton.
State Senators Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, visited Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake on Wednesday, March 22, to hear a presentation from the students about the condition of the Big Muddy levees. Students from Jamie Nash-Mayberry’s economics and history classes had...
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, which had a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered guest speakers and information which encouraged farmers...
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...

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