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Vandalism at the Anna City Park again have surfaced as a matter of concern for officials in the Union County community. The concerns were voiced at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, at Anna City Hall. City administrator Steve Guined said...
Shawnee Community College near Ullin hosted the annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, WYSE, Academic Challenge on Feb. 9. Eleven of the 12 high schools in the college’s district competed at the event. Participating high schools were separated into two divisions based on their...
The Cobden High School boys’ basketball team closed out regular season play with a pair of wins to earn a three-way tie for the South Egyptian Conference title.  Cobden 74, Egyptian 47: The visiting Appleknockers pulled ahead early in the win Friday, Feb. 17. Joe Brumleve led the way with a double...
A potential work stoppage by state employees was addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. On Feb. 23, in the first strike authorization vote in Illinois state government, an 81...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds has released his office’s annual report for 2016. Edmonds shared highlights of the report at last Friday morning’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Highlights...
Lick Creek Elementary School was honored on Monday, Feb. 27, for its first-place ranking in a national cyber-security educational program sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI. In October 2016, Lick Creek School math and technology teacher Drew Robbins led 3rd through 8th grade...
A representative of the Office of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is scheduled to be in Alexander County Thursday, today, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Cairo Public Library on 1609 Washington Ave. in Cairo.  Community outreach liaison Ella York with the attorney general’s office will...
An exhibit featuring photographs from the L.O. Trigg collection is set during March at the visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda. A talk about the collection, curated by Charles Hammond, is planned from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 4, at the visitors center. Trigg, who was a...
The Union County Museum in Cobden plans to reopen at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, after being closed for the winter.   The museum plans to present an exhibit about World War I.   This year marks the 100th anniversary of when the United States’ entered the “war to end all wars.”   The exhibit will...
The Union County Sheriff's Office, Union County Coroner's Office and the Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a 42 year old female identified as Amy J. Stanton.  Stanton was reported unresponsive to the Union County Sheriff's Office/911 Dispatch Center on Monday, Feb. 27, at 11:08 a...

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