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Anna Fire Department personnel washed down the Henry Dillow Grandstand Monday to prepare for the 2017 Union County Fair in Anna. The fair is set to start this weekend at the Anna City Park, where the grandstand is located. The Anna Fire Department has done this for many years.
The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is scheduled Aug. 18-26 at the Anna City Park in Anna. On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur; activities are planned at the fair on that day. Evening performances at this year’s fair are scheduled to include a queen pageant, Steve Hornbeak and the...
A total solar is eclipse is coming. That’s a certainty. For Union County emergency services personnel, the only certain thing about the eclipse is uncertainty surrounding the impact of the event. The total eclipse will occur on Monday, Aug. 21. Totality, when the sun is at its darkest, will be at 1...
The Giant City Stables will be open for business the weekend of the eclipse, August 19-21. The stables will be open for guided trail rides, pony rides and therapeutic rides. For more information regarding what the stables offer, please call 618-529-4110. Giant City State Park is administered by the...
The 58th annual Pulaski County Fair is underway: the event was scheduled to begin Aug. 13 and continues through Aug. 19. Admission prices to the fairgrounds are $5 per car load or $2 per person for walk-ins. Family Night was Monday, Aug. 14, starting at 6 p.m. The evening featured a pig scramble...
Due to anticipated large crowds associated with the solar eclipse at Giant City State Park near Makanda, the park’s horse trails will be closed on Aug. 19-21.  Trail of Tears State Forest: The horse trails at the Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County will remain open and will serve as an...
A third Thursday worship service is planned Aug. 17 at Kornthal Church near Jonesboro. The service is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Kornthal Church is located 2 1/2 miles south of Jonesboro, just off Illinois Route 127. Ice Cream Social Plans also are being made for an annual ice cream social at the...
Harold S. Jones
Cairo resident and founder of the Cairo violin program, Harold S. Jones, was elected to serve on the board of directors of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra at the board’s annual meeting on July 27.  Jones is the first black person ever selected to the board. He said he has been an involved...
The new Century Music Department met for a two-day band camp Aug. 3-4. Music and science teacher Becca Yates, second row on the left, and incoming high school music teacher Katrina Walczyk, first row on right, led the camp. Photo by Amber Filbeck.
With less than two weeks before the beginning of the school year, the newly official music department at Century School at Ullin met for its first band camp in more than 15 years on Aug. 3-4.  The band program returned to Century last November after music and science teacher Becca Yates gathered...
The upcoming Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be the focus of a program which is planned Thursday, Aug. 17, at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress. The program is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The wetlands center is located at 8885 State Route 37 South. A Galaxy Ride team...
Dr. Ben Carson listened to questions from the media during an interview session between meetings in Cairo on Tuesday.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson visited Cairo on Tuesday, Aug. 8, in response to a public housing crisis which has been unfolding in the community. Carson toured the Elmwood and McBride housing complexes, both of which have been deemed uninhabitable and are...

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