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Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The 58th annual Pulaski County Fair was held Aug. 13-19 in Pulaski. The event featured many popular county fair events, including carnival rides, tractor pulls, a demolition derby and many others.
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has announced plans to temporarily close part of a local highway due to a construction project. IDOT reported that Illinois Route 146 is scheduled to be closed Aug. 23-24 at the Interstate 57 overpass in Union County. The highway will be closed so...
Community forums are planned in the area in late August and in September with Dr. Peggy Bradford, who is the new president of Shawnee Community College. The schedule for the community forums includes: •Aug. 29, 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., Shawnee Community College Anna extension center, 1150 E. Vienna St...
Visitors enter the new Meridian Elementary School in Mounds during an open house on Thursday, Aug. 10. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Meridian Elementary School in Mounds held an open house to showcase its new building on Thursday, Aug. 10. The new facility is located directly behind the junior/senior high school. Five years ago, the elementary building was condemned because of mold. For two years, the schools had to do a split...
The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is underway at the Anna City Park in Anna. The fair was scheduled to begin Aug. 18 and continues through Aug. 26 with a wide range of activities. On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur; activities are planned at the fair on that day. Eclipse Day Monday...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has announced plans to temporarily close part of a local highway due to a construction project. IDOT reported that Illinois Route 146 is scheduled to be closed Aug. 23-24 at the Interstate 57 overpass in Union County. The highway will be closed so...
Miss Union County Fair: from left are Madison Lingle, Brooklyn Cast, Grace Pitts, 2016 Miss Union County Fair Clare Bunyan, Jericha Carter and Erin Dillow. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow.
The pageant for Miss Union County Fair will be held on Sunday evening, Aug. 20, in front of the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. The Miss Union County Fair pageant is held annually on the first Sunday night of the fair.   Contestants compete for cash and prizes, including a Union County Fair board sponsored...
The Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro is scheduled to be closed Monday afternoon, Aug. 21, due to the total solar eclipse. The Union County Board of Commissioners voted Friday morning to close the courthouse from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday. The vote came at a special county board meeting which...
From left are church members David Hogue and Sue Rohrschneider, Rep. Bost, church member Darrell Ross and Nick Rafael, Bost’s staff assistant.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., center, helped to serve a free community meal on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Harvest Church of Southern Illinois in Anna. The Anna church offers the ministry as a service to the community each Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals have been served for about five...
Union County public schools are preparing to open their doors for the new school year. Schools will not be in session on Monday, Aug. 21, which is the day of the total solar eclipse. Anna School District No. 37 scheduled teacher institutes on Aug. 16-17. The first day for students is on Friday, Aug...

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