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“It was a hot summer morning. A man contacted the police to report that he was worried about his next-door neighbor, a woman named Anna.  “He tried to call Anna on the telephone, but no one answered.  “Both the police and an EMT arrived at the scene. The EMT soon determined that Anna was dead. The...
Students from Jonesboro School look at an Illinois State Museum exhibit featuring a Pleistocene forest-tundra of 24,000 years ago. The exhibit shows a giant short-faced bear pursuing a Harlan’s musk ox. Photo provided.
Jonesboro School’s 8th grade visited the Illinois State Museum in Springfield May 10. The trip was made possible through an Illinois biodiversity field trip grant.   The main purpose of the trip was for students to get an up-close look at how the ecosystems in Illinois have changed throughout the...
For its 14th annual tour, the Southern Illinois Music Festival introduces more than 36 performances across the region, featuring a unique combination of musical pairs. The two-week festival  began May 27 and is scheduled to run through June 10. The festival features musical presentations that fit...
The Friends of Stinson Library are planning to host a summer book sale Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 8-10. The sale will be at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The library is located at 409 S. Main St. An appreciation sale for members of the Friends of Stinson is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m...
IAHCE Pulaski-Alexander Board president June Badgley, center, recently presented scholarships to Century High School graduating seniors Cason Hight, left, and Molly Williams.
Pulaski-Alexander IAHCE recently presented scholarships to graduating seniors at Century High School in Ullin and Meridian High School in Mounds. Century High School IAHCE Pulaski-Alexander Board president June Badgley presented $500  scholarships to each of two graduating seniors from Century...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct nighttime enforcement patrols during June in Pulaski County. Plans for the detail were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of the district. Nighttime enforcement patrols allow the state police to focus on preventing,...
Historic St. John’s Cemetery in Union County is the final resting place for many early pioneers of Illinois settlement. Although St. John’s is just one of many early cemeteries in Southern Illinois, it is significant in the fact that there are four Revolutionary War veterans buried there. The...
Ten cyclists participating in the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride left the Cherokee Nation Tuesday morning, May 29, to begin a three-week trek spanning approximately 950 miles along the northern route of the Trail of Tears. The journey is scheduled to bring the riders through the Southern...
A summer reading program is planned again this year at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. A registration kickoff party was planned Wednesday, May 30, at the library.  Registration is scheduled to continue through June 8 at the library and online at StinsonLibrary.org. “Reading Takes You Everywhere”...
Monarch butterflies and other pollinators are in decline across the nation, but scientists say there is still hope to reverse this trend. Southern Illinois University is partnering with the Field Museum in Chicago on several projects with the goal of creating better habitats for these species.  By...

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