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The Anna Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Easter egg hunt at the Anna City Park on Saturday morning, April 8. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Anna Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Easter egg hunt at the Anna City Park on Saturday morning, April 8. Kids posed for pictures with the Easter bunny and collected eggs filled with candy and money. The Anna Kiwanis Club has sponsored the popular event for many years. Photo by Amber Skelton.
An old concession stand near the grandstand at the Anna City Park was razed last week.
An old concession stand near the grandstand at the Anna City Park was razed last week. The demolition work was done by the city. Plans are moving forward on construction of a new concession stand building with restrooms as part of a major improvement project at the park. The project includes...
From left are Olivia Bowen and Olivia Capel. Photo provided.
Union County Cadette Troop 8552 has two groups of girls who earned their Girl Scout Silver Award.  The Silver Award is the highest honor a Junior High Girl Scout can earn.  In early April, they were recognized and presented with their Silver awards at the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois “All that...
From left are Zanotti, Edmonds, Severin, Fowler, Brown and Sally Puleo, who is Illinois deputy state director for Fight Crime: Invest in Kids Illinois and state director, Mission Readiness. Photo provided.
Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti on March 27 welcomed to his office Illinois State Rep. Dave Severin, R-Benton, and Illinois State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg. Zanotti and Fight Crime Illinois co-chairperson Tyler R. Edmonds, who is the Union County state’s attorney, spoke to...
Shawnee School District No. 84 in Wolf Lake is seeking names for the Shawnee Veterans Memorial Wall. Veterans, living or deceased with ties to the Shawnee School District, can have their names added to the memorial. The wall is set to be located on the front north side lawn of the school, on the...
Flood warnings remained in effect in the region this week for the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. The National Weather Service office in Paducah last week issued flood warnings for both rivers. Recent heavy rainfall upstream on both rivers was leading to rising levels on both rivers. Union County is...
Medical Cannabis Outreach Pain Management & Wellness Clinics plans to offer two educational seminars in Southern Illinois. The seminars are scheduled on April 15: from 11 a.m. to noon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna and from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the public library in Metropolis. The seminars...
From left are Faye Mize, Carmen Dixon and Phyllis Webb. Photo provided.
For the first time in nearly 15 years, Johnson County has a Master Gardener graduate.  Carmen Dixon completed the 11-week training and will be completing volunteer hours over the next year.   Part of her volunteering will include submitting articles to local papers, giving presentations to groups...
The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone, SIDEZ, has awarded three scholarships for the upcoming semester at Shawnee Community College.  SIDEZ noted in a news release that it typically funds one scholarship per semester, but had such a large number of deserving applicants the decision was...
Shawnee Community College has announced winners from a recent high school art show. Area students competed in the show, which was hosted March 11 by the college. The show featured entries in the following art categories: drawing, painting, pastels, photography and sculpture/other. The show also...

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