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A St. Anne man was reported to have been taken into custody following a pursuit which ended in Cobden early last Saturday afternoon. The pursuit was initiated in Jonesboro and came to a stop at the intersection of West Jefferson and East Ash streets in Cobden. A passenger car which was the focus of...
Preparation paid off for Union County emergency services agencies when it came to last week’s total solar eclipse. The eclipse and its impact on the local area were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union...
Members of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Student Council are busy working on homecoming 2017.  Homecoming week is planned Sept. 18-22. This year’s theme is “Luau.”  Daily themes for the week Pajama Day on Monday, Pun Day on Tuesday, Hawaiian Shirt Day on Wednesday, Class Color Day on...
Motorists traveling along Illinois Route 146 between Anna and Vienna were faced with a temporary road closure as the result of a construction project. The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, reported that Illinois Route 146 was scheduled to be closed starting Aug. 23 at the Interstate 57...
The Union County area could see the remnants of what had been Hurricane Harvey as the week comes to an end. The storm has caused disastrous, deadly flooding in south Texas. The National Weather Service in Paducah reported on Tuesday that the chance for heavy rain and flooding from Harvey will peak...
After a successful weekend of Illinois State Fair racing, the staff of Track Enterprises was preparing for a huge Labor Day weekend of auto racing at the Du Quoin State Fair in Du Quoin. Du Quoin’s Magic Mile is set to host the USAC Silver Crown Series presented by Traxxas, the ARCA Racing Series...
The 2017 Cache River Days celebration is planned Sept. 7-10 in Ullin. The event celebrates the Cache River Watershed in Southern Illinois. As part of this year’s event, Nature Fest activities are planned on Friday evening and Saturday. Nature Fest is slated to include a night hike on Friday.  The...
A Union County resident  is welcoming opportunities to share his story as he prepares to go on a special mission trip to Africa. Joshua Hathy of Jonesboro is scheduled to spend approximately three weeks partnering with African communities to provide safe water sources to more than 2,800 villages in...
The Union County Farm Bureau is calling on members for assistance as a special event draws near. As the organization approaches its 100th annual meeting and celebration of this milestone, the planning committee is seeking any old photos of the agricultural history of Union County. The committee...
Project updates were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, at Anna City Hall in Anna. City administrator Steve Guined reported that final details and walk-throughs were being completed on improvement work and construction of a new...

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