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Union County public schools are preparing to open their doors for the new school year. Schools will not be in session on Monday, Aug. 21, which is the day of the total solar eclipse. Anna School District No. 37 scheduled teacher institutes on Aug. 16-17. The first day for students is on Friday, Aug...
Union County public schools are preparing to open their doors for the new school year. Schools will not be in session on Monday, Aug. 21, which is the day of the total solar eclipse. Anna School District No. 37 will hold teacher institutes Aug. 16-17. The first day for students is on Friday, Aug....
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Union County.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Anna Community Consolidated District No. 37 8th grade promotion: Thursday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School No. 81 High...
Shawnee Community College has announced winners from a recent high school art show. Area students competed in the show, which was hosted March 11 by the college. The show featured entries in the following art categories: drawing, painting, pastels, photography and sculpture/other. The show also...
The Dongola School band was recently selected as a recipient of a grant from the Mockingbird Foundation for $10,000 to be used towards the purchase of new instruments. The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by fans of the band Phish, announced 12 new grants...
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...
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
The Egyptian Lady Falcons Classic was held on Saturday, March 4. The junior high volleyball tournament was held at Egyptian School in Tamms. Egyptian School won first place, Century was second and Dongola took third. Players who earned first team all tournament honors included Daisha Carthell,...
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The band featured students from Anna, Century, Cobden, Cypress/Buncombe, Dongola, Egyptian, Goreville, Jonesboro, Shawnee and Massac County junior high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The event brings band students from the area together to practice and then to present a concert. Shawnee Community College band director Lee VanAlstine worked with students for one day before the performance....
Dongola School teacher Barb Woolard was awarded a $500 classroom empowerment grant from the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, SIEC, on Thursday, Feb. 2. Chris Boyd from SIEC presented the check to her, along with 7th and 8th grade students. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Dongola School teacher Barb Woolard was awarded a $500 classroom empowerment grant from the Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, SIEC, on Thursday, Feb. 2. Chris Boyd from SIEC presented the check to her, along with 7th and 8th grade students. Woolard said she plans to buy molecule building kits...

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