Cache River

Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant in Ullin. Cache River Days organizers also are seeking participants for a baby contest, as well as slow-pitch softball teams. Pageant The pageant is scheduled Friday evening, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin...
Janna Harner
Union County’s Janna Harner has achieved several accomplishments both in and outside the pageant world. She recently made the county proud by finishing as first runner-up at the Miss Illinois pageant. Harner is no stranger to pageants; she’s been competing since she was 14. However, it was her...
A couple of fellow travelers on The Journey Through Life recently shared the accompanying map with me. The map, featuring Union County, dates to 1876, a time when men were men, including General George Armstrong Custer, who should have been a much smarter man. Just sayin'...
This week, let's start with some words of wisdom... ...what once was lost, now is found... ...third time's a charm... ...seek, and ye shall find... ...and a thought or two from your intrepid scribe in response to the thoughts, including an explanation for the big ol' map you see this week... What...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, Division of Fisheries has published its Fish Species Management Plan for Alligator Gar in Illinois. The plan details IDNR’s effort to reintroduce the alligator gar to Illinois waters.   A fish native to Illinois, the alligator gar was determined...
The 22nd annual Cache River Days are planned in Ullin.  Activities are scheduled from Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 8-11. The theme for the celebration is “Enjoy Adventures and Southern Hospitality Along Cache.” Here’s a look at events which are planned during Cache River Days: Thursday, Sept. 8 6...
The Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress plans to host a program about the alligator snapping turtle on Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m. The center is located at 8885 State Route 37 South. Illinois Department of Natural Resources natural heritage biologist Scott Ballard is leading a long...

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