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Illinois State Police, ISP, District 22 interim commander, Lt. Michael Alvey, would like to remind motorists to drive sober or designate a driver while celebrating over the 4th of July. DUIs remain the number one cause of fatal crashes during the Independence Day holiday period. ISP will be...
Brayden Brown, 9, and Arika Brown, 10, stood at the base of a state record pin oak tree which had been growing along Lincoln Street in Anna. The tree, which died, has been cut down.
A state record pin oak tree which had been growing for many years along Lincoln Street in Anna has been cut down. The tree died. Last year, only one limb on the nearly 100-foot-tall tree appeared to still be alive. The tree was reported to have been falling apart and was a concern to the people in...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on June 26 filed a lawsuit against five prescription opioid manufacturers and their related companies.   Edmonds said in a news release that the lawsuit is brought on behalf of the People of the State of Illinois, the People of Union County and Union...
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is looking for Tiffany B. Townley, also known as Tiffany Beggs.
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is asking for assistance in locating a wanted person. The sheriff's office is looking for Tiffany B. Townley, also known as Tiffany Beggs.  Townley is a white female, 27 years of age, 5'7", 160 pounds with brown/red hair and blue eyes. She is wanted on...
Olive Branch United Methodist Church plans to have Bible School June 26-30. The theme is “Hero Central.” Bible School will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each night. Children ages 3 years old to 5th grade are welcome.
Replicas of two ships used by Christopher Columbus are scheduled to be in the region this fall. The replicas of the Nina and Pinta are scheduled to arrive Thursday, Sept. 28, at the Mississippi River front in Cape Girardeau. The Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau reported that on Friday...
UPDATE: Efforts which were underway during the past week to try to have an Independence Day fireworks display in Anna appeared to have been successful. Uncertainty surrounding the event surfaced at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The council met Tuesday evening, June 20, at...
From left are Mary Jo King and Alice Mae Mathis, who were discussing part of the exhibit. They previously had met at Our Place in Karnak for lunch. Photo provided.
The Shawnee Unit of Illinois Association of Home and Community Education, IAHCE, recently toured the Henry N. Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center, which is located south of Cypress on Illinois Route 37 South. IAHCE member Sue Johnson and her granddaughter Erica viewed the displays of material...
The second River to River Yard Sale is planned July 6-9 in Southernmost Illinois. The event is set to follow Illinois Route 146 from East Cape Girardeau to Cave-In-Rock. Residents along this route are invited to clean out attics, basements, closets and storage sheds and offer items they would like...
Budget inaction and continued uncertainty were on the minds of area superintendents during a June 20 meeting convened by State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, to discuss area schools’ cash flow issues. “Our school superintendents are increasingly frustrated with the ongoing impasse, and that...

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