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A media education organization has honored a current and former faculty member at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for their efforts in creating interactive media to promote earthquake preparedness. Harvey Henson and Scott Hodgson won the Broadcast Education Association’s, BEA, Best of...
The Union County Hospital District Auxiliary is accepting applications for its annual scholarship. To be eligible for the scholarship, an applicant must be accepted and enrolled into a full-time health career program at an accredited college or university. Preference in awarding the scholarship...
As state and national infrastructure continues to develop at a fast pace, State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Harrisburg, is promoting legislation to create a broadband advisory council. Phelps Finnie said the advisory council would help to craft modern broadband services for all Illinois residents...
ULLIN – Members of the faculty at Shawnee Community College are being joined by citizens of the college's district in expressing concerns about the school's leadership. In response, the college's president released a statement Tuesday saying information being spread by some faculty members and...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ soccer coach Sarah Konecek looks for a good spring season. “We should be competitive,” Konecek said. “We have eight back from last year and we lost five seniors.” The team finished 7-8-1 overall last season. The lone senior on the squad is Taylor Hoekstra...
Spring wildflower walks are scheduled during April at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Walks on the Trillium Trail at the park are planned from 10 a.m. to noon on April 7, April 14 and April 19. The walks, which are free, will be led by the interpreter at the park. Those who want to go on one of...
A free community health clinic is planned Saturday, April 7, in Cobden. The clinic is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Technology Learning Center at 111 S. Appleknocker Dr. Sponsors of the clinic include the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts & Sciences; School of...
National Child Abuse Prevention Month activities kicked off Tuesday morning with a Proclamation Day event in front of the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro.
National Child Abuse Prevention Month is being commemorated during April with a wide range of activities in Union County. WIBH radio in Anna again this year is joining in the commemoration of National Child Abuse Prevention Month.  The radio station is spearheading a number of special events during...
Pulitzer Prize finalist and Sumner native Lee Martin is scheduled to appear alongside a handful of fellow distinguished writers at the 10th annual Little Grassy Literary Festival. The festival is scheduled April 11-13 at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The three-day cultural festival plans...
From left are Union County commissioners Alex Foeller, Dale Foster and Max Miller; Judge Boie; Vonda Benefield; and county commissioners Danny Hartline and Bobby Toler Jr.
A new Union County clerk was appointed Monday morning, April 2. Vonda Benefield was appointed to the post during a special meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Benefield succeeded Terry Bartruff as county clerk. Bartruff...

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