Alexander County

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...
Illinois State Police District 22 is conducting roadside safety checks during December in Alexander County. Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22, said in a news release that the use of roadside safety checks combines “a strong sense of public awareness and enforcement in order to...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reports that hunters harvested a preliminary total of 79,429 deer during the seven-day state firearm deer season that closed on Sunday, Dec. 4.  That figure compares to the final total of 86,847 deer harvested during the seven days of the firearm...
Illinois State Police District 22 personnel conducted night time enforcement patrols during November in Alexander County. Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22, said the patrols allowed state police “to focus on preventing, detecting and taking enforcement action in response to...
Harvest totals for hunters in Illinois were down significantly during the first weekend of this year’s firearm deer season, which was Nov. 18-20. The second part of the season is scheduled for Dec. 1-4. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports that hunters in Illinois harvested a...
A day of festivities is planned for the third annual Light Up Tamms parade, which is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 10, in the Alexander County community. At 2:30 p.m., a craft/vendor fair will begin in the Tamms Community Center, at the corner of Second and Illinois streets.  There is no entry fee for...
Illinois State Police District 22 plans to conduct nighttime enforcement patrols in Alexander County during November. The patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22. The patrols allow the state police to focus on preventing, detecting and taking enforcement...
Plans are moving forward on the establishment of a joint 911 communications system which will serve Union and Alexander counties. The move, however, is not being made without some concerns. The establishment of the joint system was addressed at a special meeting of the Union County Board of...
In the first row are, from left, Eileen Urish, Caroline Creager, Kacie Haag, Allyssa Barnes, Jenna Preston, Brooke Haag and Morgan Booth. In the second row are Mike Borgic, Shelby Carey, Hannah Wolbrink, Sami Buckert, David Matzenbacher, Fredrick Grohmann and Garrett Hartke. Photo provided.
Allyssa Barnes represented Alexander County as one of 11 students from across the state who attended an Illinois Pork Leadership Institute, IPL, trip to Indianapolis, Ind., June 20-23. During the four-day trip, the students had an opportunity to connect with others also interested in pork...

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