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A threat of severe weather with a potential for tornadoes throughout much of Illinois today and tonight is a reminder that it’s important to always be ready for dangerous weather. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, IEMA, encourages people to stay aware of local forecasts and be prepared to...
The Shawnee Community College licensed practical nursing, LPN, program has been ranked third in the State of Illinois, according to PracticalNursing.org.  The program scored an overall 99.19 out of 100, and placed third out of 36 total programs offered throughout the state.  Overall program scores...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute plans to host a one-day conference on March 10 to examine fair school funding in Illinois.  A recent report of the Illinois School Funding Reform Commission, appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner, will be examined during the...
Some of teacher Darrel Dexter’s history classes at Egyptian High School in Tamms listened to Marlene Rivero’s at the Civil War Weekend. Along with Rivero, who was dressed in clothing from the time, are students Grace Klingeman, Amanda Bennett, Tristan Parker, Daneesha Carthell, Tyra Huff, Rileigh Petermichel, Jordan Reeves, Kacia Houston, Cheyenne Petzoldt and Trevor Smith.
The Civil War era came to life during a recent event in Union County. The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted a wide range of activities during its 2017 Civil War Weekend, which was presented from Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, Feb. 19. Activities included a play, exhibits,...
Area women are invited to be part of a special event which is planned during the Lenten season. The women of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church are planning to host their fourth annual Lenten Walks. Both churches are in Anna. The women plan to meet at 8 a.m. on Ash Wednesday,...
Shawnee Community College is joining with community colleges throughout the State of Illinois to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month during February.   Career and Technical Education, CTE, prepares individuals for high-skill, in-demand jobs that further Illinois’ global competitiveness...
The Healthy Southern Seven Region Coalition announced the locations of four prescription drug take back programs in its region where unused prescription and over-the-counter medications can be safely disposed. Johnson County Goreville Professional Pharmacy at 901 S. Broadway in Goreville. The phone...
On Saturday, Feb. 18, Marlene Rivero, standing, center, of Grand Chain, shared the story of Ann Stokes, who served as a nurse aboard the first U.S. hospital ship, the U.S.S. Red Rover. Rivero’s presentation was Saturday morning at the arts center. Stokes’ work as a nurse was a groundbreaking role, both for African-Americans and for women.
The Civil War era came to life during the past week in Union County. The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted a wide range of events during its 2017 Civil War Weekend.  Activities began Wednesday night, Feb. 15, and continued through Sunday, Feb. 19. Events included a play, exhibits,...
A Southern Illinois legislator is speaking out against action which he says will impact senior citizens. State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, said this week that a plan by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration will strip care from 40,000 elderly residents, remove criminal background check...
The Union County Board of Commissioners is working to fill a newly created position – director of human resources. County officials explained in a Feb. 17 news release that given the increasing complexities of complying with employment law, this is a position that more and more employers, in both...

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