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Incumbent Union County Treasurer Darren Bailey said this week that he will not seek reelection in 2018. Bailey is serving in his second term as county treasurer. Bailey issued the following statement on Tuesday, Oct. 10, about his decision: “Today it is with great pride in the work done and great...
Shawnee Community College recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Former presidents, and the current president, were among those present for the celebration. From left are Dr. Jack Hill, Dr. Larry D. Choate, Dr. Barry Gowin, Dr. Loren E. Klaus (founding president), Dr. Peggy Bradford (current president) and Dr. Larry E. Peterson. Dr. Tim H. Bellamey and Dr. Terry Ludwig were not present. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
Dr. Peggy Bradford, president at Shawnee Community College, has been transitioning into her new role. In her new role, Bradford joined in the recent commemoration of Shawnee Community College’s 50th anniversary. Bradford will be formally inaugurated as the college’s eighth president during...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on Oct. 4 announced the sentencing of seven persons to the Illinois Department of Corrections on a variety of charges. Tiffany B. Townley, 27, of Buncombe, has pleaded guilty for her role in an April home invasion and robbery in Dongola.   Townley has...
Coronation of a homecoming queen and king was one of the highlights of the recent 2017 Anna-Jonesboro Community High School homecoming celebration. Jasmine Foster was crowned as homecoming queen. She is the daughter of Hollie Harrell. Arieh Hart was crowned as homecoming king. He is the son of...
Since 2011, WIBH Radio in Anna has made it an annual mission to provide new coats to children through the New Coats, New Hope Campaign. The campaign is a fundraising effort presented by WIBH and Operation Warm,  which is a 501 c3 charitable organization that provides new, winter coats to children...
The Illinois State Dental Society Foundation, ISDSF, reports that Community Health & Emergency Services in Cairo is a 2017 Community Grant Award winner.   A $9,912 grant will help to purchase three Schick CDR elite digital dental size-2 X-ray sensors and dock in order to serve the dental needs...
Many people came to see and visit replicas of the Pinta and Nina during a recent visit to Cape Girardeau. The Pinta and Nina were two of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus during his journey to the New World in 1492. The two ships tour together as a new and enhanced “sailing museum” for...
The Alpha Lambda Epsilon Chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society had a fall induction ceremony on Sept. 28 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. All the chapter’s members have achieved the highest academic grades and honors. Members must have a 3.5 grade point average for 12 transfer hours...
The Delta Regional Authority, DRA, and Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner, together with their federal and local-based partners, on Oct. 3 announced $1.4 million in investments in the region. The new DRA investments are designed to strengthen Illinois’ infrastructure, workforce and economy.  DRA’s...
The 11th annual Catfish Days celebration is planned Saturday, Oct. 7, Olmsted. The day is scheduled to begin on Front Street on Saturday morning with a flea market and community-wide yard sales. The cost for the flea market, yard sale, information and game booth space is free. Food vendor space is...

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