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Erin Dillow was crowned Sunday night as the 2017 Union County Fair queen. The queen and her court are Jericha Carter, second runner-up; 2017 fair queen Erin Dillow; Grace Pitts, first runner-up; and Brookelyn Cast, Miss Congeniality. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The 2017 Union County Fair queen was crowned Sunday night in Anna. Coronation of a new fair queen was one of the highlights of the opening weekend of the Union County Fair. The fair continues through this weekend at the Anna City Park in Anna. Sunday’s fair queen pageant also featured the...
The Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, this week announced the 10 finalists for the 2018 Illinois teacher of the year.  One of the finalists is Jamie Nash-Mayberry. Nash-Mayberry is a social studies teacher at Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake. The high school is part of Shawnee Community Unit...
Niels Moeller, left, and Karsten Moeller, both of Copenhagen, Denmark, watched the total solar eclipse Monday in downtown Cobden. They were wearing protective eyeglasses while watching the eclipse.
Dozens of visitors, including those who had traveled from foreign countries, gathered Monday in downtown Cobden to view a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse began at around noon and reached totality at about 1:21 p.m. Eclipse watchers from England, Denmark, Minnesota, Texas, Mississippi,...
Spectators viewed the solar eclipse from different parts of the Union County Fair at the Anna City Park in Anna. Photo by Amber Filbeck.
On Monday, August 21, the nation experienced a total solar eclipse. The path of the solar eclipse was across the entire continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. Thousands of people in Southern Illinois experienced the wonder of the total eclipse at locations which included the...
To help people take the first step in clarifying their dreams and goals, Southern Illinois University Carbondale plans to sponsor the BIG Dream Gathering with author Mitch Matthews. The BIG Dream Gathering is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 30 in Ballrooms C and D of the SIU Student...
Union County Counseling Service, UCCS, plans to host its third 5K run/walk on Oct. 21. The event is set for 9 a.m. at the Anna City Park in Anna. The counseling service works to improve the mental health of children and adults throughout the communities it serves. Proceeds generated by the run/walk...
The Shawnee Chapter of Illinois Audubon Society plans to host Insect Awareness and Appreciation Day on Saturday, Aug. 26. The event to celebrate bugs is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. and will take place at War Bluff Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is located at 228 Bushwhack Rd., north of...
Recover from eclipse-mania with a celebration of Southern Illinois talent and tastes. Enjoy the bluesy Ivas John Band and the friendly atmosphere of The Old Feed Store, fill a plate, and sample local libations prepared Sunday, Aug. 27. Food Works invites supporters of Southern Illinois farm, music...
The Anna Police Department has asked for the public's assistance in identifying this subject suspected of a theft.
The Anna Police Department has asked for the public's assistance in identifying a subject suspected of a theft.  Police received a report from Walmart in Anna, which stated that a male subject left the store without paying for $462 of merchandise.  Asset protection associates discovered a compound...
Shawnee Community College is working to contribute to the revitalization of Cairo. The college has moved its Cairo extension center to Cairo High School.  Shawnee Community College has established an agreement with Cairo High School to offer classes and educational programs starting this fall.  “...

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