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From left are Union County Ambulance Service director Grant Capel, Carrell O’Daniell, Roy Walker and ambulance service assistant director Jaime Watkins. Photo provided.
The Union County Ambulance Service has honored two long-time employees for their service. The two employees have retired. Carrell O’Daniell retired with 24 years of service. Roy Walker retired with 30 years of service.  
Former WRAJ radio employee Tim Jones, left, presented a special memento to Don Michel. Jones gave Michel a turntable which had been used when WRAJ was in operation in Anna.
A special chapter in the life and history of Union County was remembered during an event which was held last week in Anna. About 20 people gathered Wednesday afternoon, June 14, at historic St. Anne’s Church to hear a presentation by former Union County resident Don Michel. He was introduced by...
The Illinois State Police recently released information about a two-car crash that occurred in Union County on I-57 at 2:14 a.m. on Wednesday, June 22, which resulted in multiple deaths and left another with critical injuries. Passengers Michael A. Villalobos, 26, of Texas, Taylor D. Garza, 24, of...
Anna mayor Steve Hartline and the Anna City Council announced that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual 4th of July fireworks display held at the Anna City Park has been canceled. Hartline said in a press release that "the decision was not arrived at lightly." "City officials would like to...
Jonesboro Public Library is planning to host a story hour program on Tuesdays in July and August. Story hours are set for 2 p.m. on July 11, 18 and 25 and Aug. 1. The library is located at 412 S. Main St. in Jonesboro. For more information, call 833-8121.
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan and 42 other attorneys general recently announced they have reached a $33 million settlement with Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiary over misrepresentations it made about manufacturing practices of well-known, over-the-counter, OTC, drugs. The practices...
With the arrival of hot weather, the Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, urges motorists to be alert for the possibility of pavement buckling on roads during periods of extreme heat. Very high temperatures can lead to pavement expanding and ultimately buckling or blowing out, causing...
The Shawnee Community College Adult Education Program has scheduled GED classes in Anna, Cobden, Vienna and at the college’s main campus in Ullin. The classes are offered at no cost to students. Classes were scheduled to begin during the week of June 5. GED classes are scheduled at the college’s...
The public is invited to attend an informational and planning meeting about a community food bank garden in Anna. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. June 22 at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Organizers said that the new community food bank garden is located on the grounds of Choate Mental Health...
“No Strings Attached” is the theme for a special upcoming event at a Union County church. The non-profit event is planned Sunday, June 25, at the First Christian Church in Anna and is designed to help meet the needs of the community.  Free services and giveaways are planned at the church, which is...

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