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A ribbon cutting ceremony is planned Aug. 30 at the Olmsted Locks and Dam. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the locks and dam, which are located at 567 New Dam Rd. The ceremony will be hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District. The event is open to the public....
Kelsey McCrite, left, was presented with her $2,000  scholarship by a National Little Britches Rodeo youth board member. Photo provided.
Kelsey McCrite was awarded the Wrangler Academic Scholarship when she attended the National Little Britches Finals Rodeo in Guthrie, Okla., which was July 9-13.  Each year, Wrangler awards $8,000 in academic scholarships.  High school seniors are encouraged to complete the scholarship application...
Legacy Training Inc. plans to present the seventh “Our Lives, Our Stories” African American Women’s Health Conference on Saturday, Aug. 18. The conference is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The conference is free for those who preregister before Aug. 8. To...
ELITE youth entrepreneurship camp winneres were honored recently. From left are Kyle Loyd, Susan Odum, Jacey Caudle, Sarah Flick and Tabatha Smith. Photo provided.
Shawnee Community College and the Small Business Development Center are joining to congratulate this year’s ELITE camp winners, Jacey Caudle and Sarah Flick.  Jacey Caudle received the best overall business plan honor for her Caudle’s Customs Cakes business plan. Sarah Flick received most creative...
Those present at an awards presentation in Carbondale on July 25 included, from left, Carbondale City Manager Gary Williams, Mayor Mike Henry, Sgt. Guy Draper, FOP awards chairperson Jerry Lieb, Police Chief Jeff Grubbs and Deputy Chief Stan Reno. Photo courtesy of FOP.
Carbondale Police Patrol Sergeant Guy Draper has been recognized by the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police State Lodge, FOP, with a Valor Award for his on-duty actions last year that prevented an active shooter from killing or injuring innocent people. “Sergeant Draper put himself at extreme...
Union County Counseling Service in Anna is planning to host its fourth 5K run/walk on Oct. 20. To learn more about participating in the event, contact Susie Adams at the counseling service by Oct. 1.  Adams can be contacted by phone at 833-8551 or by email at susie.adams@uccsinc.org. Adams also can...
The Illinois Office of Tourism has announced several new initiatives. The initiatives are designed to celebrate the state’s bicentennial year while promoting tourism around the state.  Through Dec. 3, 2018, the official 200th anniversary of Illinois becoming a state, Illinois Tourism is offering...
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois, GSSI, and Girl Scouts of the USA, GSUSA, have launched 30 new badges that address such topics as cybersecurity, environmental advocacy, mechanical engineering, robotics, computer science and space exploration.  New programming is being offered for girls in grades 6...
Charles Swedlund holds one of his “Cobden at Night” photographs. The Union County Historical and Genealogy Society plans to present an exhibit featuring the photographs during the Cobden Peach Festival. Photo provided.
The Union County Museum and its resale shop located on South Appleknocker Street in downtown Cobden are scheduled to be open on Friday and Saturday during the Peach Festival. Hours are planned from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days. The museum plans to present a display about the early history of Union...
Plans are being made for the 2018 Cobden Peach Festival parade.  The parade will be one of the highlights of this year’s Cobden Peach Festival.  The annual festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4 in Cobden. The festival takes place at the Cobden Community Park. The Peach Festival is a...

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