Alto Pass

The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization plans to have a ceremony Saturday, May 27. The ceremony is planned at 1 p.m. at the veterans memorial in downtown Alto Pass. The ceremony is scheduled to include a brief presentation and a three volley salute. The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial...
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...
The current facility for PAWS Place Adoption Center, pictured above, is located 139 E. Vienna St. in Anna, across from Dairy Queen. The 1,100 square-foot building has represented hope for the more than 6,000 animals who have found homes through PAWS. Funds are being raised for the construction of a new, larger facility. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Though it’s recently taken a very large blow in the loss of longtime facility manager Penny South, PAWS Place Adoption Center in Anna hasn’t give up on its mission to provide a safe place for animals and a chance to find a loving, permanent home. PAWS, which stands for Pets Are Worth Saving, is a...
The Illinois Department of Transportation alerted motorists to an upcoming road closure of Illinois Route 127 in Union County. Beginning Saturday, May 13, at 7 a.m., the route will be closed at a location 7.5 miles north of Illinois Route 146 near the Village of Alto Pass. The closure is necessary...
A shuttle service will be available for those attending the annual Easter sunrise service at the Cross of Peace on Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. The 81st sunrise service at Bald Knob is planned Sunday, April 16. The service begins at 6:15 a.m. The shuttle is scheduled to leave Walker Funeral...
Tuesday, April 4, was Election Day in Union County. Voters elected candidates who were running for municipal posts, positions on local school district boards of education, seats on two library districts and the Shawnee Community College district board. Unofficial results recorded at the Union...
Polling places have been set for the Tuesday, April 4, elections in Union County. Union County Clerk Terry Bartruff noted that polls are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. The polling places, by precinct, follow: Anna 1 and 2: Main Street Center, 400 S. Main St., Anna....
A new vacation rental in Union County opened it doors to the public Saturday, March 18, with a ribbon cutting by the Union County Chamber of Commerce and a blessing from a local priest, Father Federico Higuera.
A new vacation rental in Union County opened it doors to the public Saturday, March 18, with a ribbon cutting by the Union County Chamber of Commerce and a blessing from a local priest, Father Federico Higuera. What was once an abandoned, tornado damaged home in Alto Pass, Havisham House is now a...
Tuesday, April 4, is Election Day in Union County. Voters in Union County will elect candidates who are running for municipal posts, positions on local school district boards of education and seats on two library districts. Here’s a look at the candidates who are on the ballot in next Tuesday’s...
More than 30 farmers from Illinois went to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to discuss Illinois Farm Bureau priorities. Among those attending was Wayne Sirles of Alto Pass. Sirles is in the center of the photo. Photo provided.
Alto Pass farmer and Union County Farm Bureau member Wayne Sirles was one of 30 Illinois farmers who traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to lobby for Illinois Farm Bureau, IFB, priorities. Led by Adam Nielsen, IFB’s director of national legislation and policy development, the group’s...

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