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Shawnee Community College announces that the 2017 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member is Sheryl Ribbing of Anna. The award recognizes the high achievement of Illinois Community College instructors. Ribbing received her bachelor of science degree in...
The National Day of Prayer is scheduled to be observed in Union County on Thursday, May 4.   The observance is being hosted by the City of Anna and coordinated by the Union County Alliance of Churches.   The event will again be held at the band shell in the Anna City Park.   A mini-concert is...
The Lick Creek Lady Eagles won their season opener April 18 at the annual Jonesboro-Goreville Track Invitational. The meet was run at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School track. With 12 teams on hand Lick Creek met the challenge with a convincing win. There were some very fine athletes on hand...
The Anna City Council had a busy and wide-ranging agenda for its regular meeting on Tuesday evening, April 18. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. A project update was shared by city administrator Steve Guined. In related business, the council approved a bid for one of the city’s improvement...
“Scenes from Alice” cast members Brinley Corbit, Jossilin Needling and Jadden Brimm are looking forward to performing in the play. Photo provided.
Shawnee Hills Arts Council is planning to present its fourth annual children’s production, “Scenes from Alice.” “Scenes from Alice” is an adaptation combining materials from “Alice in Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” The original author, Lewis Carroll, wrote the two books four...
Walter Cronkite, left, was interviewed by Don Michel in Carbondale in 1996. SIU Press Photo/courtesy of Don Michel.
Amazon.com has released publication of a new book by Don Michel, former owner/operator of WRAJ, WRAJ-FM radio stations in Anna. The book, “Getting to Know Walter Cronkite, Buckminster Fuller, Michael DeBakey MD, Arthur Godfrey and Ann Landers,” is available by going to Amazon.com. The book contains...
Staging of the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center’s fourth annual children’s production is planned. “Scenes from Alice” is scheduled April 28-30 at the arts center, which is located at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna. Performances are set for 7 p.m. April 28 and 2 p.m. April 29-30. “Scenes from...
A new edition of a book highlighting the history of an area county has been published. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter...
Lera Hoehner added some petals to her flower. She and her sister Jenna attended Paint the Town with their grandmother Carla Osman. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted Paint the Town in the parking lot across from Anna-Jonesboro National Bank in downtown Anna on Saturday, April 8. The community was invited to paint a picture in a four-foot by four-foot square. Kids also played in a bounce house. Lera Hoehner...
Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter published in 1986.  The collection of articles written by Dr. Sidney Smith Condon was...

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