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The Union County Hospital Auxiliary is planning to celebrate its 65th anniversary. The community is invited to be a part of the celebration, which is planned Wednesday afternoon, July 13. The celebration is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship room at the United Methodist Church in...
SIU plans to cover student MAP grants Southern Illinois University will cover MAP grants for students for the fall 2016 semester on both the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. The state’s Monetary Awards Program, or MAP, provides grants based on financial need to Illinois undergraduates who...
Century School District No. 100 in Ullin plans to have student registration  July 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  All students in kindergarten through 12th grade who will be attending Century in the fall are required to register at this time.  All students, including kindergarten who preregistered in the...
A four day young artists' workshops will be held July 19 through 22 at the Little Egypt Arts Association in Marion. Other classes are Mondays at 4 p.m. at Missy's Studio. The July location is the Arts Centre on the downtown square in Marion (the building with the mural) Class 1 Ages 4-8 (age 4 and...
85-year-old Dean Troutman pushed the same buggy for 700 miles in 2015 to raise funds to build a park in honor of his wife.
Dean Troutman, an 85-year-old man from Princeville in Northern Illinois, will be walking near the Anna-Jonesboro area with his bright green shirt and yellow buggy Tuesday, July 12.  He is traveling on foot from his home to Memphis, Tenn.  The approximately 560-mile-long journey is an effort to...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is alerting motorists about upcoming interstate ramp closures in the area. Beginning on Tuesday, July 12, weather permitting, the I-57 south bound entrance and exit ramps (exit 40) to Goreville will be closed for 10 days. IDOT explained in a news...
Shawnee Community College fall 2016 registration is underway. Classes are scheduled to begin on Aug. 17. Classes are available at the SCC main campus near Ullin and at the SCC extension centers in Anna, Cairo and Metropolis. The schedule of classes is available at the main campus and at each of the...
In what they said is an effort to maintain sustainability, organizers of the fair announced the establishment of a minimal admission fee for the 2016 Du Quoin State Fair in Du Quoin. The fair is scheduled Friday, Aug. 26, through Monday, Sept. 5. All adult fairgoers who want to attend the 2016 Du...
The Illinois Farm Bureau experts plan to meet with Union County farmers at 8 a.m. on Monday, July 11, at the USDA building Anna to share information about protecting water quality. Lauren Lurkins, director of Natural & Environmental Resources division of the Ill. Farm Bureau, will be the guest...
The Shawnee School District No. 84 Board of Education recognized students of the quarter at its regular monthly meeting for June. The meeting was June 21 at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake. Students who were honored for the fourth quarter included: Kelci Baber, 3rd grade; Rayah...

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