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The Illinois Conservation Foundation, ICF, has introduced a new app tailored to Illinois’ outdoorsmen and women.  The app, called Outdoor Illinois, is free and available for both iPhone and Android systems on the App Store and Google Play. “We’re so excited to be able to offer sportsmen and women...
An “art in the park, watercolor for beginners” program is planned Friday, Aug. 21, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The free program is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and will take place outdoors. Local artist Anne Krippenstapel will present a program about creating watercolor painting art...
Una Belle Berryhill
Una Belle Berryhill was born on Aug. 8, 1918, in Greenville, Miss., the daughter of Walter Sams and Bertie Davidson Sams.   She died, at the age of 102, on Aug. 13, 2020, in Cape Girardeau, at the Life Care Center. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Edward, Raymond and Harold, and two...
Union County remained at a warning level for the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of Friday, Aug. 14. The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday reported that 14 counties in the state are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).   A county...
A message about the importance of the 2020 census appears on an Anna School District No. 37 bus.
Efforts continue at the local, county and regional levels to promote participation in the 2020 nationwide census. Southern Seven Health Department reported that the U.S. Census Bureau planned to begin following up with households in the region which have not responded to the 2020 census. The...
The number of COVID-19 cases in Union County climbed to 350 as of Monday, Aug. 17. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday confirmed 31 new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. Twenty-two of the cases were in Union County. The health department reported the death of...
A new automatic truck donated for use by Shawnee Community College truck driving program is already helping one student, Billy Floyd, get on the road to success. Shawnee Community College photo.
In 2009, Billy Floyd’s life changed drastically.  A construction worker by trade, Billy received word from doctors that injuries sustained in a motorcycle wreck would prevent him from ever working again.   The injuries required multiple surgeries, extensive recovery time, and ultimately resulted in...
A picture of women’s rights advocate Susan B. Anthony is featured in an exhibit which is on display in a window at the Union County Museum in downtown Cobden. Anthony visited Cobden in 1877.
The Union County Historical and Genealogy Society is recognizing the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment  to the U.S. Constitution, which gave women the right to vote. Frances Swedlund, of Cobden, who is a member of the society’s board of directors, has designed a window...
Coach Ron Fulenwider will be having a “Book Signing” Aug. 29 at the First Christian Church off Mallard Lane in Anna. The event will be in conjunction with a fund raising event for a church family member in need of assistance due to a major health issue. The funds raised will help with incidental...
The first Blessing of the Jeeps event is planned Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Cross of Peace on Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. The first blessing is planned at 9:30 a.m. A second blessing scheduled at noon. In keeping with social distancing guidelines, the event will be a drive-in style blessing....

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