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Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Oct. 10 that Jeremy McCormick, 37, of Mill Creek, was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections to one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, which is a Class 2 felony.   McCormick will serve a two-year period of...
The resource management class at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School takes active steps to ensure that seniors are ready to become adults once they graduate. Resource management teacher Alysha Hase brought in business people from the community to conduct mock interviews with students. Each...
Area residents are invited to be a part of a special upcoming program which is planned to help combat hunger. An Illini Fighting Hunger 4-H food packaging event is scheduled Saturday, Nov. 4, at Shawnee Community College. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the gymnasium and...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team head coach Barry Hinson, standing, at right, was a guest speaker at an assembly held last week at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. At the time the picture was taken, Hinson had asked members of the school’s marching band and cheer squad to stand, as well as students who attended A-J’s football game against Du Quoin on Friday night, Oct. 6.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team head coach Barry Hinson shared a pep talk, some inspirational advice, a few thoughts about modern communication and even assigned some homework during a visit last week at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. Hinson was the guest...
The Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Medicine will use a $1.13 million federal grant to study the opioid epidemic affecting the state’s 16 southernmost counties.  The joint effort will initially focus on learning how and why people use opioids such as...
Those who keep the Anna-Jonesboro Water Commission plant in Union County operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, include, from left, Eric Thornton, operator; Dana McKinney, operator/maintenance; David Gregge, operator; Ed Earnhart, superintendent; and Casey Johnson, assistant superintendent. Operator Martin Bunch could not be present for the picture.
The work done to provide water 24 hours a day, seven days a week to thousands of Union County residents has received special recognition.  The Illinois Potable Water Supply Operators Association, IPWSOA, has recognized eight outstanding professionals in their individual categories of service.   ...
The annual Fort Massac Encampment is planned Oct. 21-22.  The encampment, one of the most popular fall events in Illinois, will be at Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis. The encampment provides visitors with a chance to experience what life was like at Fort Massac during the 18th and early 19th...
The Pulaski-Alexander Illinois Association of Home and Community Education recently won a trophy for having the greatest percentage of membership in attendance at the 10th annual Family, Consumer Science Conference at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Nine different lessons, with subjects...
A regional high school band performed Thursday evening, Oct. 5, at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College presented its annual high school regional band performance on Thursday evening, Oct. 5. The regional band performed at the college's main campus near Ullin. Shawnee Community College band students, along with high school students from Vienna High School, Massac County High...
Two Southern Illinois legislators are highlighting the importance of honoring the sacrifices made by local veterans. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, are providing opportunities for their constituents to say "thank you for your service" to veterans....

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