News

Shawnee Development Council Union County coordinator Brandy Sevenski was preparing to distribute food Wednesday morning, April 29, in Jonesboro.
A food pantry operated by Shawnee Development Council is a blessing for many Union County families. During the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, the need for food continues...and it is growing. In normal circumstances, the food pantry’s home is located on the grounds of the Choate Mental Health and...
For nearly five decades, Illinois Master Gardeners have measured success by gardens planted, insects identified, produce harvested and the millions of hours volunteers have logged by helping others learn to grow. From farms and small towns to suburbs and the inner city, University of Illinois...
Shawnee Community College has announced the winners of an annual young writers competition. The annual competition encourages local high school students to submit their own non-fiction, short fiction, and poetry pieces for the chance to win monetary prizes.  The competition is divided into two...
Message boards have been positioned on U.S. Route 51 north of Anna which offer information about an upcoming road project.
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, announces plans for an upcoming road construction project in Union County which will require road closures. The project is planned at the intersection of Lime Kiln Road and Spanish Bluff Road at new U.S. Route 51, 0.7 of a mile north of Anna. IDOT...
Rural Health Inc. is now providing rapid anti-body testing for COVID-19 to anyone desiring a test at all open locations.  However, there is still special emphasis for those who are currently symptomatic, Rural Health noted in a news release. All testing must be coordinated with the Rural Health...
Family stories are gifts from one generation to the next.  Those stories can be kept alive with a little help from the Life’s Moments: From Memory to Legacy writing workshop, which is scheduled to begin May 5. A University of Illinois Extension Family Life team will help participants document their...
In an effort to provide mission critical and essential services despite the historic pandemic, USDA Forest Service staff are continuing to work on projects with a goal of protecting the health of the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, along with improving recreation sites. Significant...
Wolf Lake High School; the gymnasium is on the left. Photo provided.
Our Union County Roots is a monthly column by the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society. The society owns and operates the Union County Museum in Cobden. Wolf Lake residents celebrated the completion and opening of the new $5,000 Wolf Lake High School gymnasium on Monday, May 5, 1930. More...
The Illinois High School Association, IHSA, Board of Directors had its April meeting by way of a video conference call on Tuesday, April 21. The board announced its decision to cancel all IHSA spring state tournaments.  The decision to cancel the spring state tournaments came in conjunction with an...
Union County government began to furlough groups of employees for a two-week period beginning Monday, April 27, as a result of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, April 21, Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Max Miller, along with county administrator Angie Johnson and county...

Pages

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158
Email: news@annanews.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
2 + 3 =
Solve this simple math problem and enter the result. E.g. for 1+3, enter 4.
Comment Here