Independence Day

Traffic patterns around a local school and plans for next year’s Independence Day fireworks display were among the items discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, at Anna City Hall. The traffic situation is related to a project at...
An Independence Day fireworks display, a utility rate ordinance, project updates and yard sales were among the items discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, July 18, at Anna City Hall. Mayor Steve Hartline opened discussion at the meeting...
The Independence Day celebration was presented by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department and concluded with a fireworks display. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A car show was held as part of the Tamms Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4. A wide range of classic vehicles were on display. The Independence Day celebration was presented by the Tamms Volunteer Fire Department and concluded with a fireworks display.
Girl Scouts Adrianna Smothers, Lillian Belmont and troop leader Emily Taylor spent the day promoting the new Little Free Library and passing out Girl Scout cookies. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Girl Scout Troop 8542 announced the location of a Little Free Library during the Tamms Fourth of July celebration on Tuesday, July 4. The Little Free Library is located in front of the Tamms Community Building. Community members are encouraged to take a book, return it to any Little Library and to...
Photo by Geof Skinner.
A traditional Independence Day fireworks display was presented Tuesday night, July 4, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The display was presented by Brad Dawson of Anna. The presentation was coordinated through the Anna Fire Department.
American flags were on display last week at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. The veterans home is located along North Main Street in Anna. The nation will join in the celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th. Independence Day celebrations are planned throughout the region. Many of the celebrations will include fireworks displays.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.  This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family...
As the paper prepared to go to press on Tuesday, it appeared that a fireworks display will be taking place on July 4th at the Anna City Park in Anna. Independence Day events also are planned in other area communities. Here’s a look at some of the events on the calendar for the holiday: Vienna The...
Illinois State Police, ISP, District 22 interim commander, Lt. Michael Alvey, would like to remind motorists to drive sober or designate a driver while celebrating over the 4th of July. DUIs remain the number one cause of fatal crashes during the Independence Day holiday period. ISP will be...
This week's colyum is going to be pretty simple. We're going to call it Fun With Photoshop. Yours truly had to be out of town for a few days, so I did not have time to come up with a Pulitzer Prize winner for this week. More about our journey next week. I hope. Anyway, what you're seeing this week...
UPDATE: Efforts which were underway during the past week to try to have an Independence Day fireworks display in Anna appeared to have been successful. Uncertainty surrounding the event surfaced at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The council met Tuesday evening, June 20, at...

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