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Three events are scheduled at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Extension Forester Chris Evans plans to conduct a two-part fern workshop. An indoor presentation will take place on Thursday, July 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. that will inform park-goers about the different varieties of ferns at the...
Century Schools registration is Tuesday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration will be held in the elementary gym. Those who are attending are asking to park in the back due to building projects that are ongoing. Also, due to asbestos removal, the phone lines and internet connections at...
The 79th annual Cobden Peach Festival is approaching on Friday, Aug. 5 and Saturday Aug. 6. Peach Fest is sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club. The schedule includes the Peach Queen contest on Friday night. The new queen will be announced Saturday night. Fast Eddie's DJ and Karaoke will provide free...
Century High School Beta Club
Century High School’s Senior Beta Club attended the national convention in New Orleans, La., June 27-30. Century’s Audrianna Green and Alicia Inman competed in English and agriculture, respectively, and Natalie Taake ran a campaign for national secretary. Century was awarded second place in the...
The American Red Cross, Coad Chevrolet- Buick-Ford and Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative, SIEC, are teaming up to urge individuals to do something significant to help patients in need this summer by donating blood on Wednesday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Coad Chevrolet-Buick-Ford in...
The Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, has announced that it will provide the College Board’s SAT exam, including a writing component, at no cost to all public high school juniors during the 2016-17 school year. The SAT will replace the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and...
The Illinois State Police District No. 22 said in a news release that 29-year-old Johnathan Travis Lee, of Mounds, died early Friday morning, July 15, from a single-car crash. The driver later identified as Lee, was traveling west on Ozark Road approaching US 45.  He failed to stop at the stop sign...
  The Footsteps Discipleship Conference is scheduled for Saturday, July 30, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shawnee Community College in Ullin. There will be breakout sessions for both men and women throughout the day. The men’s keynote speaker is Lee Holcomb and the women’s keynote speaker is Cheri...
Alcohol sales surfaced as a topic of discussion at an Anna City Council meeting. The issue was addressed at a regular meeting of the council which was held Tuesday, July 5, at Anna City Hall in Anna. The alcohol sale issue was related to requests which had been presented to the city by two local...
Bryan Watkins is the Anna Police Department’s new assistant chief of police.
Bryan Watkins has been named as the Anna Police Department’s new assistant chief of police. The appointment was approved at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, July 5, at Anna City Hall. Watkins’ appointment to the post was effective July 10....

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