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Shawnee Community College instructors Ed Billingsley, Zachary Garrett and Marilyn Uehle presented at a Closing the Gap conference on April 26 at John A. Logan College in Carterville. Billingsley, a full-time agriculture instructor at the college, presented alongside student Brandon Cummins on how...
A Memorial Day weekend celebration is planned at the Thebes Historical Courthouse on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28.  Activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Thebes landmark. A community worship service is planned at the courthouse at 10 a.m. on Sunday.  The Rev. Brent Gordon...
A Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City National Cemetery. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Mound City National Cemetery An annual Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City...
The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization plans to have a ceremony Saturday, May 27. The ceremony is planned at 1 p.m. at the veterans memorial in downtown Alto Pass. The ceremony is scheduled to include a brief presentation and a three volley salute. The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial...
Last Thursday evening, the A-J seniors all came together to help assist with putting their high school “up for sale” by making a foreclosure banner and plastering fliers of the school’s dimensions up around the high school and around the Anna and Jonesboro community.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School seniors decided to leave their mark on their beloved educational establishment. They put their high school up for sale as their senior class prank.   Last Thursday evening, the A-J seniors all came together to help assist with putting their high school “up for...
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers noted that only the...
Four Jonesboro School students recently received recognition for their achievements in writing. Jaley Watkins earned second place in a Southern Illinois Reading Council short story contest. Anna Hess received third place in the contest.  Watkins and Hess both are 8th grade students at Jonesboro...
The 2017 Union County farmers market is scheduled to open for the season on Tuesday, May 23, in Anna. The market is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon on each Tuesday during the growing season. Again this year, the market will be located in a municipal parking lot along East Davie Street near downtown...
Anna-Jo Garden Club member Linda Karraker helped Maeve and Mia Kell pick out flowers for the pots they had painted during an annual Paint and Plant program Friday afternoon, May 12, at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Anna-Jo Garden Club member Linda Karraker helped Maeve and Mia Kell pick out flowers for the pots they had painted during an annual Paint and Plant program Friday afternoon, May 12, at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Also pictured are the girls’ mother, Rachel Kell, and sister Lucy. The library...
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...

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