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A monument honoring all deceased members of the nation’s armed forces and past veterans stands on the grounds of the VFW Post near Anna.
Memorial Day services are planned on Monday, May 25, in Union County. Services are scheduled at the Cobden Cemetery and at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post near Anna. Organizers for the ceremonies are encouraging the community to not let Memorial Day 2020 pass without honoring the nation’s fallen...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded over $3.6 million to five Southern Illinois health centers to purchase and provide testing for COVID-19. The funding was announced May 8 by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill. Health centers which are receiving funds include: Rural Health Inc., $...
Shawnee Community College is planning to have a virtual commencement ceremony. The college on May 13 announced that students who are graduating after the spring or summer semesters would be invited to participate in a virtual graduation ceremony which is planned  in June.   Dr. Kathleen Curphy, the...
Southern Seven Head Start is enrolling students for the 2020-2021 school year. Although normal registration events have been cancelled due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, that isn’t stopping Southern Seven Head Start from planning for the 2020-2021 school year. Families can contact their...
The Illinois Department of Corrections, IDOC, recognized its past and present heroes during Correctional Officers and Employees Week, which was May 3-9.  On Wednesday, May 6, the department hosted a Memorial Wall Ceremony live on Facebook.  Like many other events right now, this time-honored...
The City of Anna’s wastewater treatment plant is located along North Lime Kiln Road, near the grounds of the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center.
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, IEPA, on May 6 announced that its Office of Energy has awarded $422,250 in grant funding to four Illinois wastewater treatment facilities.  IEPA announced the awarding of the following grants: City of Anna, Union County, $52,250. City of Rock Island,...
Reece Barrow, owner of Gear Rack, will be one of the featured presenters in the local CEO Virtual Trade Show, which is planned Friday, May 15, on Facebook: Union County CEO. Photo provided.
Union County CEO’s young entrepreneurs should have just finished another successful regional trade show at the Dunn-Richmond Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and their dynamic end of year celebration/trade show at the Davie School Inn in Anna.  Instead, they are sheltered in place...
A sign notes that a food giveaway is planned on Thursdays at the First Baptist Church in Anna.
During the challenging times which have been caused by the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, some Union County churches are ministering to the community by making food available to those who are in need. The First United Methodist Church in Anna has for some time offered free Loaves & Fishes meals...
WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University, is offering new instructional television programming to help with home learning.  WSIU has preempted its daytime educational block for young children with instructional content for middle school students and expanded...
Shawnee Community College reports that students will be able to purchase and return textbooks by using a new online portal on the college website this semester.   Students who want to utilize the online option can find all of the details for both obtaining and returning textbooks by visiting https...

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