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A Memorial Day weekend celebration is planned at the Thebes Historical Courthouse on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28.  Activities are planned from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day at the Thebes landmark. A community worship service is planned at the courthouse at 10 a.m. on Sunday.  The Rev. Brent Gordon...
In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month during May, Union County Counseling Services, UCCS, is planning several activities.  A viewing of “Unlisted, a Story of Schizophrenia,” and a discussion are planned at UCCS from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. UCCS is located at 204 South St. ...
The accompanying picture was taken along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake in Union County. The picture was taken Saturday, May 6, when the Mississippi River was nearing its crest.
Flood waters have been receding in the region – river levels rose throughout the area following recent heavy rainfall. Flood conditions have been occurring along both the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Flooding also has occurred on numerous tributaries of both of those major rivers. The accompanying...
In the aftermath of an announcement made by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to shut down the Alexander County Housing Authority’s public housing buildings in Cairo, State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, said May 4 that he had introduced a resolution proposing to take a...
Jadden Brimm introduced the audience to the play as Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to write the two novels. Photos by Amber Skelton.
Alice in Wonderland (Jossilin Needling) met Alice Through the Looking Glass (Brinley Corbit) in the play “Scenes from Alice,” written and directed by Dr. Lynn Steveson.  The play was performed April 28-30 at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna.  The arts center’s Lee Hackney...
A ribbon cutting was held to formally open a Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show, which was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Young entrepreneurs from Union, Jackson, Perry and Williamson counties were featured in the trade show.
A ribbon cutting was held to formally open a Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show, which was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Young entrepreneurs from Union, Jackson, Perry and Williamson counties...
The Anna City Council again has said no to a proposal to amend the city’s liquor ordinance to allow for the possible sale of beer and wine at the Union County Fair. The issue was once again addressed at a regular meeting of the city council which was held Tuesday evening, May 2. The meeting was at...
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Union County.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Anna Community Consolidated District No. 37 8th grade promotion: Thursday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School No. 81 High...
One of the persons injured in a traffic accident Wednesday afternoon, May 3, was air-lifted by helicopter from the scene.
Three persons sustained fatal injuries in a traffic accident which happened early Wednesday afternoon, May 3, in Union County. Illinois State Police District 22 at Ullin reported that the accident occurred at approximately 1:07 p.m. at 2375 Shiloh Rd. in a rural area east of Cobden. Multiple...
Photo by Amber Skelton.
Heavy rain changed the plans for the Union County Alliance of Churches, who organized a National Day of Prayer service to be held at the Anna City Park Thursday evening, May 4. Harvest Church in Anna opened its building for the service. The worship team at the host church presented a mini-concert....

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