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A full moon hike is planned Saturday, July 8, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The hike is scheduled from 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The park’s natural resources coordinator will lead the hike, which will be on the 1-mile Nature Trail at Giant City. For more information or to register for the hike...
An event to help support Steve Cremeens of Alto Pass is planned Saturday, July 8. A barbeque dinner will be served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Alto Pass Community Center. The center is in downtown Alto Pass. The dinner is being sponsored by churches and friends of Alto Pass. The dinner will...
Illinois has been recognized as the top state in the country for road safety, according to The State of Safety report released by the National Safety Council.  The report uses a grading system to rank states based on policy and laws pertaining to key safety issues. “While it’s an honor to see our...
Photo by Geof Skinner.
A traditional Independence Day fireworks display was presented Tuesday night, July 4, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The display was presented by Brad Dawson of Anna. The presentation was coordinated through the Anna Fire Department.
Inaugural Cross of Peace dinners are planned during July at two Southern Illinois venues. The dinners are planned Saturday, July 15, at Hedman Vineyards in Alto Pass and Saturday, July 29, at Walker’s Bluff in Carterville. The dinners are being held to help support the perpetual care and...
The Illinois Lottery on June 27 announced a temporary change in its winner payment policy effective July 1, should funding for Lottery prizes not be approved by the Illinois General Assembly.  At the time that Monday’s Pub. went to press at around midday Thursday, June 28, a state budget had not...
American flags were on display last week at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. The veterans home is located along North Main Street in Anna. The nation will join in the celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th. Independence Day celebrations are planned throughout the region. Many of the celebrations will include fireworks displays.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.  This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family...
Updates on uncertain financial situations facing the county’s 911 emergency communications system and highway department were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, June 23, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Union...
As the paper prepared to go to press on Tuesday, it appeared that a fireworks display will be taking place on July 4th at the Anna City Park in Anna. Independence Day events also are planned in other area communities. Here’s a look at some of the events on the calendar for the holiday: Vienna The...
The Anna City Council last week voted, for a third time, against taking action to amend a municipal liquor ordinance. The proposed action could have led to the possible sale of beer and local wines at the Union County Fair. County fair officials say the revenue generated by such sales would provide...

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