Massac County

The 2017 Illinois spring trout fishing season is set to open Saturday, April 1, at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state.   Southern Illinois trout fishing locations include: The Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond in Jefferson County. The Ferne Clyffe State Park lake near Goreville in Johnson...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ and girls’ track teams will move up from Class 1A to 2A this season. “It will be tough,” A-J track coach Michael Eudy said. “We will be going against much bigger schools. It will be a change and a challenge.” The Wildcats return two state qualifiers...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track season hasn’t begun yet, but two members have already done well in two indoor meets this past winter. Senior Brooke Miller, in the 400 and 800-meter runs, and freshman Julia Lasley, in the pole vault, both competed at indoor meets at Southern...
Union County farmers who attended the conference included, from left, Jeff Flamm  from Cobden; Mark Eddleman, president of the Union County Farm Bureau, from Dongola; and Paul Rich, director, Union County Farm Bureau, from Anna. Photo provided.
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, with a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered a variety of speakers and information encouraging farmers...
Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...
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....
The Healthy Southern Seven Region Coalition announced the locations of four prescription drug take back programs in its region where unused prescription and over-the-counter medications can be safely disposed. Johnson County Goreville Professional Pharmacy at 901 S. Broadway in Goreville. The phone...
Economic growth and development efforts were addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Feb. 10, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The county board welcomed Mike Stegle, Candy Eastwood and Tabitha Smith to the...
Rural Health Inc., RHI, is offering scholarship opportunities to students at area schools.  RHI offers health care services in Union, Johnson and Massac counties. Services which are offered include ob/gyn, medical, dental and psychiatry.   RHI is funding and administering eight health care...
Surveys of calling frogs and toads will be the focus of an upcoming meeting which is planned in the area. Volunteers are needed to assist with the surveys. Those who may be interested in volunteering are invited to attend an orientation session which is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the...

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