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The Union County Museum in downtown Cobden is scheduled to reopen on Saturday, March 7. The museum has been closed for the winter months.
The Union County Museum in downtown Cobden is scheduled to reopen at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 7.  A special exhibit about the Producers Dairy will be featured. The dairy opened in Anna during the 1930s and offered milk, cream, buttermilk, chocolate milk, butter and cottage cheese.  The display...
After receiving notice that Gov. JB Pritzker’s Fiscal Year 2021 Capital budget had been filed and includes funding for the Alexander-Cairo Port District, State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, said last week he is cautiously optimistic that the Cairo River Port Terminal project is gaining momentum....
More wet weather was in the forecast for the region as the Ohio River was continuing to fall below flood stage. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported early Thursday morning, Feb. 27, that it was “going to be a wet start to the new week, and new month.” The forecast was calling for...
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned Tuesday, March 3, at Anna Junior High School. The blood drive is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. in the school’s gymnasium. An appointment to be a blood donor can be made by: •Visiting redcrossblood.org online and using the sponsor code anna37, or •Calling...
Southern Seven Health Department shares that growing older and living longer isn’t about counting the years, it’s about quality of life.   The health department says that adults who are living with chronic conditions, as well as those who serve as caregivers for people with serious health...
The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees on Feb. 13 approved freezing tuition and fees across the system for the 2020-2021 academic year. Trustees also approved clarification of existing policy related to fees for students enrolled in both on-campus and off-campus courses.  The policy,...
Cottage industry: Joby Crabtree, left, and Danielle Stevens.
Union County Women in Business recently celebrated special achievements and elected officers for 2020. Union County Women in Business had its annual Christmas party and awards banquet during December. The group recognized its outgoing president, Kelli Wood, Edward Jones Investments, for her service...
Hundreds of hopeful recreational cannabis users lined up at the Thrive dispensary in Anna on the morning of Jan. 1. Legalized sales of adult-use cannabis started on Jan. 1 in Illinois. File photo by Benjamin Marxer.
By Peter HancockCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Revenue reported Monday, Feb. 24, that the first month of legalized adult-use cannabis sales in the state generated $7.3 million in cannabis tax revenue for the state, plus another $3.1...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols in Union County during March. Plans for the patrols were announced by Capt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of District 22 in Southern Illinois. The patrols will allow the the state police to...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, recently announced the second round of recipients for a new statewide historic preservation income tax credit program. The program encourages private investment in historic properties in Illinois.  The second round allocated credits to three...

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