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WSIU Public Broadcasting, the public media arm of Southern Illinois University, is offering new instructional television programming to help with home learning.  WSIU has preempted its daytime educational block for young children with instructional content for middle school students and expanded...
Shawnee Community College reports that students will be able to purchase and return textbooks by using a new online portal on the college website this semester.   Students who want to utilize the online option can find all of the details for both obtaining and returning textbooks by visiting https...
The Illinois State Police, ISP, Division of Criminal Investigation, DCI, on Monday, April 20, unveiled plans to realign zones and add an investigative zone in Southern Illinois. The state police said in a news release that the purpose of the realignment is to provide an increased ISP investigative...
With recent severe storms ripping across several southern states, those needing to take refuge in a public storm shelter face a unique dilemma. Which is more important, social distancing or seeking refuge from a tornado? As bizarre as that question might sound, it’s just another issue Americans...
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 and its Auxiliary plan to continue serving meals, including fish fries. The to go meals are available to pick up at the post, which is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. The post appreciates the continuing support it has received from the...
For the second year, University of Illinois Extension is calling all lovers of bees, butterflies and other pollinators that keep crops and gardens growing to join scientists in tracking their distribution and habitat use across the state.  Potential volunteers were being invited to register to join...
The Union County Country Club golf course in Anna has reopened. “We are open,” golf pro Brandon Bierstedt said this week. The golf course closed on the evening of March 21 in response to the stay-at-home order which had been issued in the State of Illinois.  The order was issued by Gov. JB Pritzker...
Community members are invited to be a part of an upcoming special rock hunt in Union County – with social distancing kept in mind. A “family fun community rock hunt” is planned in Anna as part of the May 10-16 observance of National Prevention Week. The event is being hosted by The Fellowship House...
The National Weather Service office in Paducah reports that temperatures averaged below normal by around 2 to 3 degrees during April in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky. Paducah recorded below normal temperatures on 20 of the final 22 days of the month. The last...
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded over $4 million in grants to 15 Southern Illinois housing authorities.  The Union County Housing Authority is among those receiving grant funds. The awarding of the grants was announced May 1 by U.S. Mike Bost, R-Ill., in a news...

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