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From left are Boy Scouts Ben Hauser, Joshua Rochon and Mason Wren. Photo provided.
Daniel Chapman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution had a monthly meeting June 14 at the Vienna Carnegie Public Library. June 14 was Flag Day. Flag Day is observed each year on June 14. Flag Day commemorates the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress approved the design for its...
The Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky areas experienced a record breaking heat wave June 12-16. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on its website that a strong upper level ridge of high pressure developed across the Ohio and Tennessee Valley, producing...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, June 17, reported 27,112 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 68 deaths since June 10. According to the CDC, 25 Illinois counties were rated at high community level for COVID-19, an area...
Entering year four of the Rebuild Illinois program, the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, on Monday, June 13, announced that major projects to modernize and improve Interstates 24 and 57 in Southern Illinois are planned or underway. Ten major projects on both interstates combined...
The forecast late last week posted by the National Weather Service office in Paducah showed that high temperatures on Monday and Tuesday in the region could climb back into the 100-degree range.
A break was expected over the weekend in what the National Weather Service office in Paducah was describing as a “dangerous heat wave” which was impacting the region.  Parts of Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky were under an excessive heat warning until 8 p.m. Thursday. The...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, June 10, reported 34,001 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 73 deaths since June 3. According to the CDC, 32 Illinois counties were rated at high community level for COVID-19, an area...
Summer art camp is scheduled Aug. 8-12 at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center. Camp sessions are scheduled each day, from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The arts center is located at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna. “Sketch and Paint Around the World” will be the theme for the camp...
Five former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football players contributed to the Blue team’s 18-16 victory over the Red team in the annual Southern Illinois All-Star game, which was played Friday, June 10, in Carbondale. “They represented our school well,” A-J football team head coach Brett...
Bike racing is scheduled to return to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center on June 25 as the Catalyst Race Series makes its third and final stop of the season on the scenic site. People of all ages can enter now. Touch of Nature is partnering with the...
Tracks could be seen in mud on Kiwanis Field when the photograph was taken Tuesday evening, June 7. Kiwanis Field is at the Anna City Park.
An update about Union County Hospital, proposed improvements at a ball field and firefighting were among the topics addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, June 7, at the Anna City Hall. Union County Hospital Update Harry Brockus, the CEO...

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