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Common Threads Quilt Guild members Donna Budelsky, Elaine Dunn and Susan Askew display this year’s quilt for the American Cancer Society raffle. Photo provided.
The First Presbyterian Church of Cobden Women’s Council is selling raffle tickets for a black-and-white themed quilt created by the Common Threads Quilt Guild. The tickets sell for $5 each or five for $20. The proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.   The drawing is planned Oct. 13. To...
Lowell and Dororthy Mainer
Lowell (Sonny) and Dorothy (Lence) Mainer of Godfrey celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Aug. 1. The Mainers were married on Aug. 1, 1958, at the Congregational Church in Cobden. Lowell is retired from Boeing. Dorothy is a homemaker. They are the parents of Steve (deceased), Mark and...
Most Illinois citizens know that their state is going to be 200 years old in December 2018, but not as many may know that Union County and the county seat of Jonesboro were founded on Jan. 2, 1818, when Illinois was still a territory.  The City of Jonesboro has chosen to celebrate its birthday...
Those attending a meeting last Friday morning to discuss school safety issues included, from left, Dr. Keith Reinhardt, superintendent of Jonesboro School District No. 43; Shelly Clover-Hill, superintendent of Shawnee School District No. 84; Cheryl Graff, regional superintendent of schools for Union, Alexander, Jackson, Perry and Pulaski counties; Chuck Goforth, superintendent of Anna School District No. 37; U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.; and Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel.
School safety concerns were addressed last Friday morning at a meeting which was held in Anna. The meeting was held in the media center at Anna Junior High School. Those who attended the meeting included Dr. Keith Reinhardt, superintendent of Jonesboro School District No. 43; Shelly Clover-Hill,...
A bill has been signed into law which creates a new Illinois Lottery scratch-off game from which proceeds will fund police memorials, support for the families of officers killed or severely injured in the line of duty and protective vest replacements for officers. The bill was signed into law by...
Restaurant owner Wilburt Fowler (center) met with new customers and old friends at the grand opening of Sugar Plums Country Cooking restaurant in Mounds. Photo provided.
Friday, July 27, saw the grand opening of a new restaurant at the Pulaski County Business Center in Mounds.  Located at 330 Enterprise St., suite 28, Sugar Plums Country Cooking is the creation of owner and restaurateur Wilburt Fowler.  Sugar Plums specializes in genuine home-style cooking and is...
A National Minority Donor Awareness Week event was recently hosted by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. The event, “Wave Away the Waiting,” was designed to promote organ/tissue donation for multicultural communities.  White was joined by donor recipients and families at the event, which was...
The 2018 Union County Fair is scheduled to get underway Friday, Aug. 17, in Anna.  The fair continues through Sunday, Aug. 26, when exhibits are to be claimed and exhibitor checks will be available. The fair takes place at the Anna City Park. A wide range of special activities are planned during...
Shawnee Community College is planning to offer GED classes in the area starting Aug. 13. The classes are planned throughout the college district.  The class locations and schedules include: Shawnee Community College, main campus near Ullin, room J2050. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 a.m....
The Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs, IDVA, on Aug. 7 in Springfield, honored approximately 5,000 men and women who have received a Purple Heart for service to their country. “Our Purple Heart recipients are true heroes whose courage cannot be matched,” said Governor Bruce Rauner. “They are...

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