Photo by Amber Skelton.
Young people could work on crafts while they listened to a story being read on a recent Tuesday afternoon at the Jonesboro Public Library. The library has been hosting story hours for children each Tuesday afternoon during July. 
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Science Series’ July night programs continue this Saturday with the “Night Skies” program.  Come to the Rend Lake Project Office/Visitor Center as Rend Lake College General Science AssociateProfessor, Greg Hollmann allows you to explore our solar...
The Anna City Council last week revisited discussion about the sale of alcohol at outdoor locations which often are referred to as beer gardens. The issue was addressed, and voted on again, at the council's regular meeting on Tuesday evening, July 19. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. The possible...
Whitetails Unlimited Union County chapter chairperson Wes Burris, center, presented a  check to Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel, right, to help support the sheriff's office's plans to acquire a new K-9 police dog. Union County Sheriff's Office Deputy Eric Ralls will be handling the K-9 police dog.
A local organization is helping the Union County Sheriff's Office in an effort to acquire a new law enforcement resource. The sheriff's office last week received a $750 donation from the Union County chapter of Whitetails Unlimited for the office's newly launched K-9 police dog fund. Union County...
The start of the 2016 Union County Fair is less than a month away. The fair is scheduled to run from Friday, Aug. 19, through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The city park is the home of the fair. Last week, the Anna City Council approved a new, 20-year lease with the fair regarding...
Union County motorists are being alerted about a major road project which is scheduled to begin in early August. The project involves the second phase of improvements along Skyline Drive between Alto Pass and Cobden. Union County Highway Department engineer and superintendent Kevin Grammer said...
A gospel singing is planned at Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge on Saturday, Aug. 6 at 7 p.m. The singing will feature The Peacemakers of Paducah and the Gloryroad Travelers of Mounds.
A Back to School Physical Fair is planned Thursday, July 28, in Cairo. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Community Health & Emergency Services at 13245 Kessler Rd. School and sports physicals will be available. No appointment is needed; however, those who want to come can call in...
Cook Portable Warehouses has launched Cook Crates. Photo provided.
Cook Portable Warehouses has been a staple business in Southern Illinois for 32 years. On July 13, the company announced the launch of Cook Crates. The company said in a news release that the goal of Cook Crates "is to ease a family’s stress during a move, remodel or other short term storage needs...
The Pulaski County Fair is seeking candidates for the 2016 Junior and Little Miss Pageants. The pageant is planned Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. under the entertainment pavilion. In order to participate, the candidate must reside in Pulaski County or a bordering county. Entry fee is $40 per candidate...


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