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The upcoming Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be the focus of a program which is planned Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress. The program is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The wetlands center is located at 8885 State Route 37 South. A Galaxy Ride team...
The upcoming Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be the focus of a program which is planned Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress. The program is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The wetlands center is located at 8885 State Route 37 South. A Galaxy Ride team...
The first activities have been planned for the commemoration of Illinois’ bicentennial in 2018. Events are scheduled to include a craft beer competition and a video contest with students in Illinois. “The Illinois bicentennial is an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate our great state...
The Illinois Lottery on June 27 announced a temporary change in its winner payment policy effective July 1, should funding for Lottery prizes not be approved by the Illinois General Assembly.  At the time that Monday’s Pub. went to press at around midday Thursday, June 28, a state budget had not...
Chris Kennedy Jr., near center, holding a small dog, and his sister, Kate, right, made a campaign stop on behalf of their father, Chris Kennedy, last week at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro.
The son and daughter of a Democratic Party candidate for governor of Illinois paid a campaign visit to Union County last week. Chris Kennedy Jr. and his sister, Kate, were welcomed by about 20 people during a stop at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in Jonesboro. He is the son of Chris Kennedy,...
Ruby, a puppy who is approximately eight months old, is housed at the Union County Animal Control located outside of Anna. Ruby, along with the other animals pictured on this page, was available for adoption at the time of printing. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Union County Animal Control, located between Anna and Cobden, deals with animals in several ways, such as abuse cases, relocation and adoption.  UCAC officer Dirk Wright said that animal abuse is not a major problem in Union County, but it does occur, most being repeat offenders. He said if...
Sheryl Ribbing
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...
Coach Ron Fulenwider’s second book signing fundraiser is planned at Lick Creek School April 29 at 2 p.m. Coach Ron Fulenwider has been inspired by the recent success of the Lick Creek Lady Eagles Southern Illinois State Champion Cross Country team.  The decision was made to do a second book...
Coach Ron Fulenwider has released his second book, “Cross Country and How to Succeed in Sports and Life.” Coach Ron has been inspired by the recent success of the Lick Creek Lady Eagles Southern Illinois state champion cross country team. The contents of the book will include the cross country team...
Three Southern Illinois community college presidents have been honored with an invitation to present at the annual convention of the Higher Learning Convention, HLC. The convention was scheduled to begin March 31 and continue through April 4 in Chicago. Terry Wilkerson of Rend Lake College in Ina,...

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