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Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna has announced award winners from last Saturday’s Veterans Day parade. The parade was held in downtown Anna. The Anna VFW post sponsored the parade. Award winners, by category, included: 4-H Clubs: MCML 4-H Club, first. Lick Creek 4-H...
After receiving essays from students across the 59th Senate District in Southern Illinois, State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, has announced the winners of his Veterans Day essay contest. One of the winners is a student at a Union County school. Fowler said the contest was an initiative to...
Students at Lincoln Elementary School in Anna displayed American flags during a ceremony Friday morning to honor veterans.
Lincoln Elementary School in Anna said thank you to veterans on Friday morning, Nov. 10. As part of the day’s special tribute, students and staff were encouraged to wear red, white and blue. Breakfast was served for veterans and students to start the morning. Nearly 40 veterans were on hand....
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reports that four persons have been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections on a variety of  charges. Kyle Andrew Wills, 29, of Wolf Lake, has been sentenced to concurrent four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with an impact...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds  on Nov. 8 announced his candidacy for judge in the November 2018 election.    Edmonds seeks to serve as at-large judge in the First Judicial Circuit covering Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union and Williamson counties.  ...
The Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna plans to serve a chicken and dumpling dinner Friday evening, Nov. 17. Serving is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The post is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. The menu will include chicken and dumplings, dressing, green...
An annual community Thanksgiving worship service is planned Sunday evening, Nov. 19, at Cypress Grove MB Church at Ullin. The service is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2679 Longreach Rd., between Shawnee Community College Road and Perks Road, off U.S. Route 51. Organizers of...
The Village of Olmsted plans to celebrate its second annual Christmas in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 9. The event is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Front Street. Christmas in the Village is scheduled to feature the following activities: A light parade with Santa, with a lighted float prize....
From left are Bill Million, state 4-H specialist; Vickie Taylor, 4-H program coordinator for Massac County; Dr. Peggy F. Bradford, Shawnee Community College president; Kristi Stout, 4-H youth development educator; Dena Wood, 4-H program coordinator for Alexander and Union counties; and Robin Mizell, 4-H program coordinator for Pulaski and Johnson counties. Shawnee Community College photo.
A large number of Illinois 4-H members from the southern five counties of Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties were on the campus of Shawnee Community College near Ullin in early November – all working to end hunger in Southern Illinois.  The young people were joined by many...
State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, and State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, both standing at right, spoke at the Nov. 2 Union County Chamber of Commerce meeting at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce had its November meeting at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna on Thursday, Nov. 2. Guest speakers at the meeting were State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, and State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg. The senators gave chamber members a glance as to what it’s like to...

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