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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....
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,...
Logan Quick, left, won 1st place in the under 8 years boys division with a 3-game series of 334 and Aden Hopkins, right, received 6th place with a 3-game series of 807. Photo provided.
Two local youth bowlers from the Saturday Maniacs Youth Bowling League hosted at the Strike Zone in Anna participated in a tournament in Mt. Vernon in January that qualified them to advance to the State Pepsi Bowling Youth Championships to be held in Rockford, Illinois on May 12-14.  Logan Quick...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Julia Lasley finished in second place in the pole vault at the Class 2A sectional at Salem Thursday, May 11. Lasley, who finished with a 9-06 effort, will advance to this weekend’s Class 2A state track meet in Charleston.  The top finishes in each event and...
Water rushed over a ford at the Trail of Tears State Forest last Saturday morning following a night of very heavy rain fall.
Union County officials were hoping for the best as major flood conditions were in the forecast this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. The hopeful outlook came even as forecasts were calling for the possibility of more heavy rain on Wednesday and Thursday, today....
From left are Olivia Bowen and Olivia Capel. Photo provided.
Union County Cadette Troop 8552 has two groups of girls who earned their Girl Scout Silver Award.  The Silver Award is the highest honor a Junior High Girl Scout can earn.  In early April, they were recognized and presented with their Silver awards at the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois “All that...
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...
State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) has announcing his district and capitol office locations. He also announced his pertinent online contact information for the 58th Senate District. Murphysboro District Office: 342 North Street, Ste. C, Murphysboro, IL 62966. The office phone number is 618-684-...
Students from a Union County school have received honors at the 43rd installment of The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition, which is on display through Feb. 5 at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Cedarhurst is the Southern Illinois affiliate of The Scholastic Art Awards, which is a juried...
The 43rd installment of The Scholastic Art Awards Exhibition was scheduled to open Sunday, Jan. 15, at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Cedarhurst is the Southern Illinois affiliate of The Scholastic Art Awards, which is a juried student art competition that draws hundreds of entries...

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