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Shawnee National Forest plans to use prescribed fire on March 9, weather permitting. Prescribed fire is a planned fire that is overseen by professionals. Fall marked the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professionals plan to burn up to 10,000 acres. Prescribed fires...
State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, invites job-seekers in the Southern Illinois area to attend a free résumé building workshop that he is planning to host alongside Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Career Services program. The workshop is set for 6 p.m. March 16 at the Harrisburg...
Fifth grade student Collier Morgan climbed over hay bales during the farmer race. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Egyptian Ag Olympics took place on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Egyptian High School in Tamms. Sponsored by FFA, the Ag Olympics allowed students in 4th grade to go up against 5th grade students in several Olympic-style games, including an egg drop and farmer race.
The Delta Regional Authority, through a program partnership with the Economic Development Administration, EDA, has announced a $111,111 contribution to help the Greater Egypt Cluster Development Plan with its marketing strategy. The money will be used to develop a regional marketing strategy and...
The PAST organization of Union County is planning to host its annual soup/chili supper and dessert auction on Friday evening, March 10. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be at the historic St. Anne’s Church, which is located at 507 S. Main St. in Anna. The cost is $5 per person...
John E. Schwegman, a longtime conservationist, is the winner of the 2017 Delta Award, presented by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Friends of Morris Library. The Delta Award, which originated in 1976, is presented annually to an author who is from Southern Illinois or who has written...
The blues tribute band Small Chance performed at the Mounds Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 25. Band members are George Moss, drums; Gerald Long, keyboard; Larry Baldwin, vocals; and Owen Terry, guitar. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Black History Month was celebrated during February at the Mounds Public Library in Mounds. An exhibit showcased African Americans who have made significant contributions to American culture. On exhibit were 36 African Americans who are on U.S. postage stamps.   The displays featured a colored...
Shawnee National Forest to use prescribed fire on March 5 and 6, weather permitting. Prescribed fire is a planned fire that is overseen by professionals. Fall marked the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professionals plan to burn up to 10,000 acres.  Prescribed fires...
Three former Anna-Jonesboro Community High School soccer players are competing on the men’s team at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville. The trio, all freshmen, includes Dakota Earnhart, Zach Parr and Aaron Arreola. Arreola scored 13 points for Southwestern Illinois, which finished the fall...
The Daniel Chapman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has selected two winners in its annual American history essay contest.   The winners are Liam Hale, a 5th grade student at Jonesboro Elementary School whose teacher is Codie Carver and principal is Tom Stark. Liam is the son of...

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