Alexander County

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...
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...
Surveys of calling frogs and toads will be the focus of an upcoming meeting which is planned in the area. Volunteers are needed to assist with the surveys. Those who may be interested in volunteering are invited to attend an orientation session which is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the...
Illinois State Police District 22 interim commander Lt. Michael Alvey has announced activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2016.   Troopers in District 22, which includes Union, Pulaski, Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin counties in Southern Illinois, recorded 16,624 incidents...
A merger agreement involving two regional financial institutions has been announced. The Southeast Missourian and Daily American Republican newspapers reported the merger. An article in the Sunday, Jan. 15, issue of the Southeast Missourian reported that “Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc., parent...
The August 2017 solar eclipse which will be seen in the region is slated to be the focus of an upcoming meeting for area businesses. The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone, SIDEZ, is partnering with Illinois Small Business Development Center at Shawnee Community College to host the...
During November, Illinois State Police District 22 personnel worked to promote public safety as a way to improve the quality of life in the state. The officers in District 22 patrol and handle calls for service in the Southern Illinois counties of Union, Johnson, Pope, Massac, Hardin, Pulaski and...

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