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State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, plans to offer traveling office hours during his upcoming Southern Illinois Made Expo.  On July 28-29, constituents can visit Fowler’s legislative information booth, where they will have an opportunity to speak with staff and ask questions. Office hours are...
Donald S. Boyce has announced his resignation from the position of United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, effective at midnight on July 21. Boyce was sworn in as United States Attorney on July 8, 2016, after his appointment by then United States Attorney General Loretta Lynch...
The Union County Hospital Our Healthy Circle Chapter is planning to offer a five-day/four-night motor coach tour to Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains.  The tour is scheduled Nov. 26-30. The cost is $525 per person based on double occupancy for Our Healthy Circle members.  The cost for non-...
The U.S. Service Award Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. John and Patricia Reinhart of St. Louis recently made a $10,000 gift to create the award at the university in Cape Girardeau. The renewable scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled...
As bats become more active, the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, is reminding people to beware of potentially rabid bats and other animals.   Through July 11, 17 bats had tested positive for rabies, IDPH reported. “People can receive preventive treatment if they are exposed to an animal...
Susan Hase of Anna is with her granddaughter, Madeline VanDaele, who completed the doctor of pharmacy program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Photo provided.
Madeline VanDaele has completed the doctor of pharmacy program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. VanDaele is a member of Rho Chi, which is the national pharmacy school honor society.   She will be completing a post-graduate residency with an ambulatory care focus at the Veteran’s...
Ethan Minckler
Ethan Minckler, a recent graduate of Lick Creek School, won fifth place in the math division at the 2018 Junior Beta Club National Competition in Savannah, Ga.  In addition, Ethan won first place at the Junior Beta Club Illinois state competition in 2017 and 2018. 
St. John’s Cemetery Association plans to host an ice cream social Saturday, July 21. The social will be held outside at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Dongola. Serving starts at 5 p.m. The menu will include fresh grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, soda, bottled water, homemade desserts and...
The U.S. Farm Report, a nationally syndicated weekly television program, will be filming an episode live at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Campus on July 24. For decades, U.S. Farm Report has brought weekly news and stories from the world of agriculture and agribusiness. Hosted by Tyne...
A search for contestants is underway for the 2018 Union County Fair Queen, Little Miss Fair Queen and Junior Miss Fair Queen pageant. The pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Union County Fair in Anna. The fair will be at the Anna City Park in Anna. Fair Queen Pageant  Contestants...

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