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A speeding enforcement effort during July by the Union County Sheriff’s Office resulted in the issuing of more than 100 tickets. “Over the past few years, we have seen an increase in careless and risky driving,” Union County Sheriff David Wilkins said in a news release. “No matter how safe of a...
Cape Girardeau Roller Derby is set to face Rolla Rockets Roller Derby on Saturday, Aug. 19, at A.C. Brase Arena. The arena is located at  410 Kiwanis Dr. in Cape Girardeau. Doors open at 5 p.m. The event begins at 6 p.m. Following the main game, a beginner scrimmage is planned. The scrimmage will...
The Union County Museum plans to have extended hours during the upcoming Cobden Peach Festival. The museum is scheduled to be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11-12, which are the days the Peach Festival is scheduled. The museum is located on South Appleknocker Street in...
A Back to School STEAM FAIR is planned Saturday, Aug. 12, at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna.  STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. The event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. The library is located at 409 S. Main St. in Anna. A “Hooked on Science with Mr. Science Jason...
Area students attended a summer reading program “Night at the Ballpark” event in Marion hosted by three Southern Illinois state legislators. Photo provided.
Three Southern Illinois state legislators hosted a special “Night at the Ballpark” event July 20 for their annual summer reading club in Marion. “Night at the Ballpark” was hosted by State Rep. Patrick Windhorst, R-Metropolis, State Rep. Dave Severin, R-Benton, and State Rep. Paul Jacobs, R-Pomona...
By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com State revenues once again reached a record high in the fiscal year that ended June 30, creating what Gov. JB Pritzker called a “one-time” budget surplus of over $700 million. The $50.7 billion in base general revenues that...
Contestants are invited to participate in the 2023 Union County Fair pageant. The following information is about the pageant: Miss Division The Union County Fair Queen pageant is in search of contestants for the 2023 pageant which will be Sunday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the fairgrounds (the Anna...
URBANA – Farming is stressful, and the Illinois agriculture community faces unique challenges every day that take a toll on mental health.  A new program from University of Illinois Extension gives farmers and their families access to professional mental health care for free. The Illinois...
A fully restored and operational hand-cranked blacksmith forge is one of tool restoration enthusiast Tony Calabrese’s projects. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.
For over 50 years, Tony Calabrese of Union County has been collecting and restoring the tools and machines of industry from ages past.  Hundreds of his past and present projects are on display at the Shawnee Hill Barn, an interactive museum of sorts, located on the same property as the Shawnee...
The Arrowleaf human service agency’s Recovery Oriented System of Care, ROSC, program is planning to host a National Night Out event in Anna. The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at the Anna City Pool. The pool is located at the Anna City Park. National Night Out will...

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