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Services are planned in several Union County communities to commemorate the observance of Memorial Day.  Memorial Day is Monday, May 30. All of the services which are planned in the area are open to the public. The Alto Pass Veterans Organization has scheduled three services in commemoration of...
Commencement ceremonies for members of the graduating classes of 2016 are underway at Union County high schools. Cobden High School hosted its graduation ceremony last Friday night, when the accompanying picture was taken. Ceremonies are scheduled this week at Anna-Jonesboro, Dongola and Shawnee...
Angry bird? Perhaps. This one was keeping a close eye on her baby, which was on the ground nearby.
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to participate in a State of Illinois strategic national stockpile mass dispensing full scale exercise in June.   As part of its ongoing emergency preparedness activities, the health department plans have a mock dispensing clinic from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on...
Flood warnings were in effect early this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. Recent heavy rainfall caused water levels to rise on both of the rivers. Union County is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River. The northwest part of the county is bordered by the...
The Union County Board of Commissioners has voiced support for plans which are being made for an upcoming special celebration. The celebration was on the agenda at a regular meeting of the county board which was held last Friday morning. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro....
Union County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, the Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR, reports. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the "multiplier," is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as...
The third annual Blessing of the Cars is planned May 14 at the Cross of Peace on Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. Organizers said that the Blessing of the Cars is a family-style event and, in many ways, a small car show at Cross of Peace.  The event begins at 10 a.m. and concludes by 3 p.m. ...
High school commencement season is underway in Union County for the students in the class of 2016. Cobden High School's commencement ceremony is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 13. Commencement is set for 6 p.m. May 20 at Dongola High School. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School's commencement ceremony...
An Evening in the Park event is planned Saturday, May 14, in Cobden. The fund-raising event will be at the park in downtown Cobden. The evening is being sponsored by the Village of Cobden. Proceeds will support the Cobden park fund. An Evening in the Park is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and will...

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