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The Pulaski-Alexander Units of Illinois Association of Home and Community Education, IAHCE, once again plan to offer scholarships for graduating seniors at Century High School at Ullin and Meridian High School in Mounds. Seniors who are interested in obtaining a scholarship application are advised...
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, IDVA, recently hosted a tribute to African American veterans at the National Guard Armory in Urbana. The ceremony honored all African American veterans.      “We are here today to salute and honor all African American veterans. Since our nation’s war...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council's Anna Arts Center is planning to present a five-show theater series during 2018 in conjunction with the celebration of Illinois' bicentennial. The series at the Anna Arts Center will recognize Illinois playwrights and their new plays. Performances will be at the arts...
Homemade maple syrup is one of nature’s original comfort foods and the star of the show at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s annual Maple Syrup Festival Feb. 24-25.  Touch of Nature Environmental Center is the setting for a weekend filled with special activities, including a breakfast...
The Southern Illinois Reading Council is sponsoring a short story contest for students in 2nd through 8th grades again.   The students will write stories under the supervision of their classroom teachers or their home school teacher and then be submitted by their teachers to the panel of judges....
Suspected EHD (Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease) cases were reported again in Illinois in 2017, but in low to moderate levels.   A total of 66 reports were received from concerned landowners and hunters totaling 169 deer from 32 counties, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reported...
The Summer Food Service Program, SFSP, needs additional sponsors to help fill gaps in access to healthy meals.  The Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, administers the federally funded program which is designed to ensure all children receive the nutrition they need so they can return to school...
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned Wednesday, Feb. 28, at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Hours for the blood drive are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The drive is being sponsored by the student council at the Union County school. Those who want to be blood donors can call the...
Ambulance service director, assisant director with new unit Union County Ambulance Service director Grant Capel and assistant director Jaime Watkins stand next to the service’s newest vehicle.
The Union County Ambulance Service has a new vehicle to serve the community. The vehicle, which was delivered to the ambulance service in early January, was on display last Friday morning outside of the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Ambulance service director Grant Capel and assistant...
Camp Ground Church, Cemetery The landmark Camp Ground Church and Cemetery have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The church and cemetery are located east of Anna.
Efforts by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, to preserve and promote the state’s heritage paid off in 2017 with 25 properties being added to the National Register of Historic Places. The places recognized are scattered across the state and include two archaeological sites along...

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