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Shawnee Community College is hosting its annual young writers competition. The competition is designed to encourage local high school students to submit their own nonfiction, fiction and poetry pieces for the chance to win monetary prizes.  The deadline to submit entries is Feb. 14, 2017. The high...
Girl Scout Troop 8548 is working on its Bronze Award. Their project includes making and collecting blankets for veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.  Photo provided.
Girl Scout Troop 8548 is working on its Bronze Award. Their project includes making and collecting blankets for veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. The troop voices appreciation to Sue Ann Zimmerman, Debbie Johnston and her daughter Maggie, Jane Nimmo and Cindy Allen for helping the...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, Illinois State Police, ISP, and local police throughout the state are teaming up to make sure driving sober and buckling up are a holiday tradition.  As part of the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, nearly 200 law enforcement agencies...
A recently released report from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that Illinois lost more people than any other state during the period from July 1, 2015, to July 1 of this year. The information was included in Census Bureau national and state population estimates. Illinois remained as one of the 10...
The Anna Fire Department responded to three calls during the period from Tuesday, Dec. 13, through late Saturday, Dec. 17. No injuries were reported in the aftermath of the fires. The Anna Fire Department was assisted by other area departments on each of the calls. A fire was reported at 6:10 p.m....
Clare Bunyan portrayed Mary and Jacob Staley was Joseph during the recent presentation of “A Night in Bethlehem” at the First Baptist Church in Cobden.
Clare Bunyan portrayed Mary and Jacob Staley was Joseph during the recent presentation of “A Night in Bethlehem” at the First Baptist Church in Cobden. The event, which was hosted by the Cobden church in early December, has become a Christmas holiday season tradition which gives visitors a sense of...
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission recently announced the names of Illinois high school students who have been named 2017-18 State Scholars for their outstanding academic achievement.  Union County students who have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars are named below by their high...
Kenzie Miller, a student at Jonesboro Elementary School, was the winner from her school in an annual Christmas holiday essay contest sponsored by Rusty’s Home Center in Anna. The theme of the contest was “What Christmas Means to Me.” Winners from local schools each won a large Christmas stocking...
Spring 2017 registration is underway at Shawnee Community College. Spring semester classes are scheduled to begin Jan. 11. Classes are available at the college’s main campus near Ullin and at Shawnee Community College extension centers in Anna, Cairo and Metropolis.  The regular schedule of classes...
Snow in lights
As Christmas Day approaches, the outlook for snow on the ground for the holiday in Union County and the rest of the region looks pretty slim. The forecast posted early this week on the website for the National Weather Service office in Paducah was calling for a chance of showers, along with a high...

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