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Plans are being made for the 2023 Veterans Day parade in Anna. Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna again is sponsoring the parade, which is set for 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Korean War – The Forgotten Victory.” Letters of...
A Cancer Warriors Walk of Hope is planned Saturday, Sept. 23, in Metropolis. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dorothy Miller Park, which is located next to Harrah’s Casino. Health care providers and businesses serving area cancer families and those impacted will host the one-day...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Student Council is making plans for the Union County school’s 2023 homecoming celebration. Homecoming week is planned Sept. 18-22. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Beneath the Blue.” Spirit days for the week include Beach Bums (PJs) on Monday, Glow...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, on Saturday, Aug. 19, recognized recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year awards. The department expressed gratitude to individuals and members of outdoor organizations for their volunteer service to IDNR and the people of Illinois...
Communities throughout the Southern Illinois area are receiving infrastructure and housing rehabilitation grant funds. The grants were announced by State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Rep. Paul Jacobs, R-Pomona. The legislators shared news about the grant funding following an...
A new phone scam is reported to be going around in Union County.   The Union County Sheriff’s Office reported in a posting on social media that the scam involves a caller ID which displays as Police 618-833-5500. The caller is telling residents they have warrants for their arrest and gives them a...
Stinson Memorial Public Library is planning to host upcoming Lawyer in the Library programs.  Programs are scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on two upcoming Saturdays: Aug. 26 and Sept. 23. The library is located at 409 S. Main St. in Anna. The Lawyer in the Library program offers an opportunity for...
Water system projects and a possible festival to be held in conjunction with next year’s total solar eclipse were among the many items addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Aug. 15, at Anna City Hall. Representatives of Union County...
The Illinois State Police are reminding the public about the importance of focusing on roadway safety as children across the state head back to school. The state police especially remind motorists about laws which are specific to the safety of children in school zones and while boarding buses. Back...
The Haven on Crab Orchard Lake in Southern Illinois is planning to offer a free day of boating and fishing for veterans and their families. Heroes on the Water will provide kayaks and fishing gear for the event, which is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Aug. 19. Breakfast and lunch also will be...

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