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Last Thursday evening, the A-J seniors all came together to help assist with putting their high school “up for sale” by making a foreclosure banner and plastering fliers of the school’s dimensions up around the high school and around the Anna and Jonesboro community.
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School seniors decided to leave their mark on their beloved educational establishment. They put their high school up for sale as their senior class prank.   Last Thursday evening, the A-J seniors all came together to help assist with putting their high school “up for...
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers noted that only the...
Four Jonesboro School students recently received recognition for their achievements in writing. Jaley Watkins earned second place in a Southern Illinois Reading Council short story contest. Anna Hess received third place in the contest.  Watkins and Hess both are 8th grade students at Jonesboro...
The 2017 Union County farmers market is scheduled to open for the season on Tuesday, May 23, in Anna. The market is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon on each Tuesday during the growing season. Again this year, the market will be located in a municipal parking lot along East Davie Street near downtown...
Anna-Jo Garden Club member Linda Karraker helped Maeve and Mia Kell pick out flowers for the pots they had painted during an annual Paint and Plant program Friday afternoon, May 12, at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Anna-Jo Garden Club member Linda Karraker helped Maeve and Mia Kell pick out flowers for the pots they had painted during an annual Paint and Plant program Friday afternoon, May 12, at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Also pictured are the girls’ mother, Rachel Kell, and sister Lucy. The library...
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest plans to host two fishing derbies for children age 5 to 15 on Saturday, May 20.  The schedule for the two fishing derbies, which will be held rain or shine, includes: Oakwood Bottoms Interpretive Site, Grand Tower. For more info, contact the...
The annual Olmsted Dam charity golf scramble is planned Saturday, June 10. The scramble will be at the Drake Creek Golf Club in Ledbetter, Ky. Registration begins at 7 a.m. The event tees off at 8 a.m. The scramble supports the Courage Beyond charity.  Members of the Olmsted Dam Charity Committee...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, Division of Fisheries has published its Fish Species Management Plan for Alligator Gar in Illinois. The plan details IDNR’s effort to reintroduce the alligator gar to Illinois waters.   A fish native to Illinois, the alligator gar was determined...
More than 160 local high school seniors attend Shawnee Community College’s Career and Technical Education Day. Photo by Shawnee Community College.
Shawnee Community College hosted its second annual Career and Technical Education, CTE, Day on Thursday, April 6. The event welcomed area high school seniors who are interested in exploring technical education programs offered at the college. Students gained hands-on experience in the following...

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