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The Jonesboro Bi-Centennial Committee is already planning to celebrate next year’s 200th anniversary of the founding of Jonesboro in 1818.   The committee is looking for old pictures of  individuals, groups, organizations, buildings, businesses, advertisements – anything 50 years or older.  ...
The new owners of The Davie School Inn in Anna, Tammy and Lyle Woodrum, right, only charged $1 to their first customers, Jim and Debra May, left, of Plano, Texas. The Woodrums took over the business on June 29. Photo provided.
The Davie School Inn in Anna is under new management. Lyle and Tammy Woodrum bought The Davie School Inn from Gary and Andrea Dahmer on June 29. The Woodrums are not from the area. They have spent much of their lives moving around to different areas, including Georgia, Texas and India. They worked...
The Union County Board of Commissioners had nearly wrapped up discussion about items on the agenda for last week’s regular meeting when the focus turned to a check-writing process. The commissioners met Friday morning, July 14, at the Union County Courthouse. Early discussion focused on the issuing...
Union County Hospital District Auxiliary member Sandra Boaz presented Union County Hospital CEO Jim Farris with a $2,000 donation to help with landscaping costs.
The Union County Hospital District Auxiliary held a meeting at United Methodist Church in Anna on Thursday, July 13. The theme was “Mad Hatters Tea Party.” Several members wore hats for the occasion. Tea and tea party snacks were served. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
From left are Pamela Turner, Susan Ramsey, Angie Bowen and Dr. Keith Reinhardt. Photo provided.
The Jonesboro Elementary School PTO has made a donation for a playground project at the school. PTO representatives Susan Ramsey and Pamela Turner presented Jonesboro School representatives with a $10,000 donation. The donation was presented at a June 26 meeting of the Jonesboro School District No...
The Union County Chamber of Commerce is planning to present a Movies in the Park event Friday night, July 21. The free event will be at the Anna City Park in Anna. “The Sandlot” is scheduled to be the featured movie. The movie will be shown at dusk. Those who plan to attend are advised to bring...
Dangerous heat is expected through Sunday in the region. On Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service office in Paducah issued an excessive heat watch for Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky. The weather service stated on its website that “dangerous heat” was expected to...
A Meisenheimer-Mt. Olive Cemetery ice cream social is planned Saturday, July 22. The cemetery is located east of Dongola. The eating area for the social will be under a tent. Serving is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. The menu will feature grilled hamburgers, porkburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, water...
A third Thursday worship service is planned July 20 at Kornthal Church in Jonesboro. The service is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Kornthal Church is located 2 1/2 miles south of Jonesboro, just off Illinois Route 127.
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Aug. 4-5 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna. The church is located at 315 South St. Hours for the course are from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 4 and from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 5. Students must...

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