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Union County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0287. The issuing of the tentative multiplier was announced in a March 15 news release from the Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR. The tentative multiplier number also had been reported at a March 10 meeting of...
The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's assistance with identifying a person, in reference to a theft investigation. Anna Walmart reported a theft occurred on March 14. The theft was captured after reviewing recorded video surveillance, which stemmed from an employee finding an empty...
The Anna Junior High School Drama Club is planning to host a talent show. The show is set for 6 p.m. Friday, March 24, in the new gymnasium at the Anna school. Admission is $2. Proceeds will help to support a theater program at the school. Twenty students will be performing a variety of acts,...
Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, reported March 16 that James Nathaniel Watts, 32, of Cairo, had pleaded guilty to a federal superseding indictment regarding the May 2014 attempted robbery of the First National Bank in Cairo. Boyce reported in a news...
Union County farmers who attended the conference included, from left, Jeff Flamm  from Cobden; Mark Eddleman, president of the Union County Farm Bureau, from Dongola; and Paul Rich, director, Union County Farm Bureau, from Anna. Photo provided.
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, with a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered a variety of speakers and information encouraging farmers...
April’s arrival next week will bring with it the 2017 observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In commemoration of the month, WIBH radio in Anna again is leading a community-wide Blue Ribbons for Kids campaign, which is in its seventh year. WIBH sales and promotion manager Shawnna Rhine...
More than 30 farmers from Illinois went to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to discuss Illinois Farm Bureau priorities. Among those attending was Wayne Sirles of Alto Pass. Sirles is in the center of the photo. Photo provided.
Alto Pass farmer and Union County Farm Bureau member Wayne Sirles was one of 30 Illinois farmers who traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to lobby for Illinois Farm Bureau, IFB, priorities. Led by Adam Nielsen, IFB’s director of national legislation and policy development, the group’s...
An Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be the focus of two sessions which are planned Thursday, March 30, at Shawnee Community College’s extension center in Anna. The sessions are geared toward business owners and how they can prepare for the eclipse. The first session is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 5...
White-tailed deer are an integral part of the Illinois landscape, and a new website will provide up-to-date information about deer biology, management, research and regulations.   A random set of Illinois deer hunters and landowners were set to receive an e-mail invitation earlier in March to...
“Keep It Local. Keep Us Connected” is the theme for a Union County United event which is set for Thursday evening, March 23. The event is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at StarView Vineyards near Cobden. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Sponsors include Union County Women in Business,...

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