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Meridian’s Ra’Kyah Jeter competed in the long jump at a recent high school track meet at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Wednesday, April 12. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Meridian’s Ra’Kyah Jeter competed in the long jump at a recent high school track meet at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Wednesday, April 12. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A new edition of a book highlighting the history of an area county has been published. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter...
The Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society plans to host an annual Under the Stars program in Union County. The local environmental folk duo Carter & Connelley is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. Monday, April 24, under the stars and around a campfire at the Trail of Tears State Forest....
A high school business skills competition was held recently at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Six local high schools competed at the event, including Cairo, Century, Egyptian, Goreville, Massac and Vienna.   The competition featured 14 business related categories.   Students who finished in...
Residents of Southern Illinois will have three opportunities this week to discuss challenges and opportunities facing public schools in predominantly rural communities.   Illinois Humanities, in partnership with the Association of Illinois Rural and Small Schools, plans to present “The Future of...
Lera Hoehner added some petals to her flower. She and her sister Jenna attended Paint the Town with their grandmother Carla Osman. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted Paint the Town in the parking lot across from Anna-Jonesboro National Bank in downtown Anna on Saturday, April 8. The community was invited to paint a picture in a four-foot by four-foot square. Kids also played in a bounce house. Lera Hoehner...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Thursday, April 13, that Dejun Deneil Booker, 36, of Indiana has been sentenced to nine years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to two counts of burglary, both Class 2 felonies.   Booker burglarized a tavern near...
Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter published in 1986.  The collection of articles written by Dr. Sidney Smith Condon was...
The Illinois State Police, ISP, District 22 wants to alert the public of the increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic on the rural roads of several southern Illinois counties this coming weekend.  On April 22, rural roads and some state highways in the counties of Union, Johnson, and Pope...
Carol Pauli. Photo courtesy of www.news.siu.edu.
A law professor who was once involved in the civil rights movement in Cairo in the early 1970s while working as a substitute teacher there will discuss her experiences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  Carol Pauli, an associate professor at the Texas A&M University School of Law,...

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