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Visitors enter the new Meridian Elementary School in Mounds during an open house on Thursday, Aug. 10. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Meridian Elementary School in Mounds held an open house to showcase its new building on Thursday, Aug. 10. The new facility is located directly behind the junior/senior high school. Five years ago, the elementary building was condemned because of mold. For two years, the schools had to do a split...
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team recently completed its 2017 season. The team had an awards night last week.
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team has wrapped up its 2017 season. Supporters of the Blue Dolphins said that the team had a great year, with 29 swimmers attending the Southern Illinois Swim League championship meet at Marion on July 29.   Of those attending the meet, 11 swimmers qualified for the...
Area residents will have the opportunity to learn basic principles of safe trapping at an upcoming Illinois Department of Natural Resources trapper education course which is scheduled in the area. The course is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife...
Illinois 4-H is inviting the public to a front row seat for the historic total solar eclipse in August in Southern Illinois, where the sun’s path creates the longest duration of darkness. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, plans to host...
The Union County Chamber of Commerce had a regular monthly meeting on Thursday, July 6, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. An announcement was made regarding the chamber’s Movies in the Park event.  The event is free and sponsored by the chamber and local businesses. Jus10’s Frozen Yogurt...
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...
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna.
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna. The Blue Dolphins hosted teams from Carbondale, Du Quoin, Herrin, Marion, Mt....
An audit presentation was the focus of lengthy discussion at the most recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held Friday morning, May 26, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The presentation was given by Kim Meyer of Hudgens & Meyer LLC...
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team is scheduled to open its 2017 season June 8 at Herrin. Here’s a look at the team’s summer schedule, as posted on the Blue Dolphins’ website: June 8, Anna at Herrin. June 10, Herrin Invitational. June 13, Anna at Calvert City. June 17, Anna Invitational. June 20,...
A State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC, in Springfield was activated May 1 to ensure that state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state. “Several inches of rain...

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