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From left are church members David Hogue and Sue Rohrschneider, Rep. Bost, church member Darrell Ross and Nick Rafael, Bost’s staff assistant.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., center, helped to serve a free community meal on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Harvest Church of Southern Illinois in Anna. The Anna church offers the ministry as a service to the community each Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals have been served for about five...
From left are Union County Chamber of Commerce representatives Bonni Little and Brooke Miller; U.S. Mike Bost; and chamber representatives Greg George and John Nimmo. Photo provided.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has honored 206 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 45 members of the U.S. Senate with its annual Spirit of Enterprise Award, given in recognition of their support for pro-jobs, pro-growth policies in the first session of the 114th Congress. Among the...
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., said March 17 that he is seeking input from residents of Southern Illinois as Congress moves forward in crafting a health care reform package.  Bost said in a news release that he has created a forum at http://bost.house.gov/yourstory for constituents to share their...
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...
The Delta Regional Authority, through a program partnership with the Economic Development Administration, EDA, has announced a $111,111 contribution to help the Greater Egypt Cluster Development Plan with its marketing strategy. The money will be used to develop a regional marketing strategy and...
WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media stations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, have partnered with Lindenwood University in Belleville, Ill., the Belleville News-Democrat and the Southern Illinoisan to host a debate between candidates for the Illinois 12th Congressional District...
From left are Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel, retired Lt. Gen. Randall Rigby and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds in Washington, D.C. Photo provided.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds joined prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs from across the country recently in Washington, D.C., to encourage lawmakers to fund programs for children that prevent crime. Edmonds and other members of the Illinois delegation met with Illinois...

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