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Flood warnings were in effect early this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois. Recent heavy rainfall caused water levels to rise on both of the rivers. Union County is bordered on the west by the Mississippi River. The northwest part of the county is bordered by the...
The Union County Board of Commissioners has voiced support for plans which are being made for an upcoming special celebration. The celebration was on the agenda at a regular meeting of the county board which was held last Friday morning. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro....
Union County has been issued a final property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, the Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR, reports. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the "multiplier," is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as...
The third annual Blessing of the Cars is planned May 14 at the Cross of Peace on Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. Organizers said that the Blessing of the Cars is a family-style event and, in many ways, a small car show at Cross of Peace.  The event begins at 10 a.m. and concludes by 3 p.m. ...
High school commencement season is underway in Union County for the students in the class of 2016. Cobden High School's commencement ceremony is set for 7 p.m. Friday, May 13. Commencement is set for 6 p.m. May 20 at Dongola High School. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School's commencement ceremony...
An Evening in the Park event is planned Saturday, May 14, in Cobden. The fund-raising event will be at the park in downtown Cobden. The evening is being sponsored by the Village of Cobden. Proceeds will support the Cobden park fund. An Evening in the Park is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and will...
May is Reptile and Amphibian Month at Giant City State Park near Makanda. During May, the visitors center at the park is hosting a photography exhibit by local photographer and reptile and amphibian enthusiast Jeremy Schumacher. Three programs about reptiles and amphibians are scheduled during May...
Shawnee Community College near Ullin has announced that the 2016 Illinois Community College Trustees Association Outstanding Full-Time Faculty Member is Sherrie Malone of Villa Ridge. The award recognizes the high achievement of Illinois’ Community College instructors. Malone received her associate...
Miss Illinois, Crystal Davis of Anna, shared her story with Rend Lake College students to convince them to stop driving distracted. Photo provided.
Students at Rend Lake College in Ina packed the college's theatre Thursday, Feb. 18, to learn all about distracted driving from Miss Illinois, Crystal Davis of Anna, and Illinois State Police, ISP, Trooper Christopher Watson. Approximately 175 students attended the presentation to hear from the...
Shawnee Community College educational technology specialist Rob Lucas listened as two high school students shared their business ideas during an event held recently in Anna. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College representatives Brett Whitnel and Rob Lucas participated in a recent Union County CEO mentorship program. The program was presented Jan. 29 at the college's extension center in Anna.  Whitnel and Lucas met with local high school students to hear their “first pitches” about...

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