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The National Weather Service office in Paducah last week issued flood warnings for the Mississippi and Ohio rivers in the region. The warnings were issued Wednesday, April 5. Recent heavy rainfall upstream on both rivers was leading to rising levels on both rivers. Minor flooding was expected to...
Stinson Memorial Library in Anna is planning to join in the celebration of National Library Week, which was scheduled to begin April 9 and continue through April 15. The theme for the week is “Because of You, Libraries Transform.” April 9-15 has been declared as an Amnesty Week at Stinson. All late...
Easter egg hunts are planned Saturday, April 15, in the Ullin area. Shawnee Community College Shawnee Community College near Ullin plans to host an annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday. The event will be on the college’s main campus. The college asks everyone to arrive no earlier than 9:45 a....
A shuttle service will be available for those attending the annual Easter sunrise service at the Cross of Peace on Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. The 81st sunrise service at Bald Knob is planned Sunday, April 16. The service begins at 6:15 a.m. The shuttle is scheduled to leave Walker Funeral...
The Dongola School band was recently selected as a recipient of a grant from the Mockingbird Foundation for $10,000 to be used towards the purchase of new instruments. The Mockingbird Foundation, an all-volunteer nonprofit founded and run entirely by fans of the band Phish, announced 12 new grants...
Eighteen acts performed during a talent show which was presented at Anna Junior High School on Friday, March 24. The talent show’s participants are featured in the picture. Photo provided.
The Anna Junior High School Drama Club hosted a talent show on Friday, March 24.  More than 200 people came out to support the 18 acts which performed.  Students performed a wide range of acts, including singing, dancing, air guitar, piano, guitar and comedy.   All students received a certificate...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School staged a popular Rodgers and Hammerstein musical last weekend. “The Sound of Music” was presented Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 31 and April 1-2, at the Union County school. Cast Members Ryley Kimmel portrayed Maria in the musical. Graham Gordon portrayed...
Mike Hanson
Mike Hanson has been the principal at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake for the past six years. In mid-June of this year, he will retire. Hanson, of Grand Tower, graduated from Shawnee High School in 1973. However, like many graduates who are tired of school, he swore he would never...
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...
Tourism was a lengthy topic of discussion at a recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 24, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Representatives of the Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau were on hand to share an annual report...

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