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Shawnee Development Council Inc. began taking appointments and applications on July 27 to apply for the winter heating assistance or PIPP through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program, LIHEAP.   The program plans to continue taking applications based on a first-come, first-served basis...
The 18th annual Christmas Shop at 117 S. Appleknocker in downtown Cobden is scheduled to open Saturday, Nov. 7. The Christmas Shop is the primary fund-raiser for the Union County Museum and the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society. The society operates the museum in downtown Cobden. The...
Registration is underway for the upcoming spring semester at Shawnee Community College. The college says that its faculty and staff are working hard to ensure that it provides an environment that will offer engaging classes and a safe learning environment.    Prospective students who may be new to...
The River-to-River Trail Society this fall again plans to offer a schedule of guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.  The society’s fifth hike of the season is planned Saturday, Nov. 7, at Garden of the Gods Wilderness, in Saline County.  In order to comply with...
By Peter Hancock  Capitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker warned Thursday that additional social and economic restrictions may need to be imposed statewide in the near future if the surge in new COVID-19 cases continues on its current path. “If the...
By Jerry NowickiCapitol News Illinoisjnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Hospitalizations for COVID-19 continue to climb as the entire state is either subject to increased mitigation measures or would be starting Wednesday, Nov. 4. A Capitol News Illinois analysis of weekly...
Glenda Boone, right, of US Bank in Cobden, presented a check for $3,500 to recent Union County CEO program advisory board chair Casey Stout. Casey has stepped down from the board, but remains as an ambassador for the program. Photo provided.
Thanks to The Gazette-Democrat and social media, the public is able to follow the Union County CEO class of 2021 and see all the wonderful and valuable learning experiences they are having.   The experiences are leading these high school seniors to become leaders and creative, entrepreneurial...
The River-to-River Trail Society this fall again plans to offer guided hikes in and near the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois.  All hikes are free and open to the public. The trail society said in a news release that although the hikes vary in level of difficulty, all are intended for...
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White is urging students in grades 4 through 12 to enter the 2021 “Letters About Literature in Illinois” competition. “Letters About Literature in Illinois” is a statewide reading and writing competition offered by the Illinois State Library’s Illinois...
The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization is planning to conduct a ceremony on Saturday morning, Nov. 7. The ceremony is set for 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Alto Pass. The ceremony will honor the memory of area veterans, including those whose names have been engraved ...

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