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The nation’s birthday will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 4th. Special Independence Day events are planned throughout the region. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming events: Anna An Independence Day celebration is planned on July 4th at the Anna City Park. The celebration will be kicked off with...
Night sky viewing, early morning hikes and outdoor photography for beginners will be featured at upcoming events scheduled at Giant City State Park near Makanda. All of the programs are free. Registration is required. To register, or for more information, call 618-457-4836. Night Sky Viewing Night...
University of Illinois Extension educator Erin Garrett plans to travel to libraries in five area counties to present “The Buzz about Bees” programs. “The Buzz about Bees” is a free youth library program.  Children will hear a story about bees, learn about native bees they can find in their backyard...
Anna Fire Chief Mike Dammerman gave an activity report for the month of May at a June 20 regular meeting of the Anna City Council. Dammerman shared the following highlights for Anna Fire Department activities: Two landing zones. Three auto alarms. One lift assist. One field fire. Two gas leaks. Two...
Acceptance of two audits and numerous reappointments to local governing bodies were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, June 23, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Finalized Fiscal Year 2022 Union County...
Three Southern Illinois state legislators are reminding students that the deadline for submitting completed forms to join their summer reading clubs is fast approaching. The reading clubs are open to area students in the 1st through 4th grades. The reminder about the reading program and upcoming...
With the start of the summer boating season underway, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, and the Illinois Conservation Police are reminding people to wear life jackets anytime they’re on the water and to only operate boats while sober. National Safe Boating Week was May 20-26, the...
An air quality alert was in effect for much of Southern Illinois, including Union County, on Friday, June 2. The National Weather Service forecast office in Paducah reported that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency was forecasting unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups for ozone for all...
No-cost health and medical services will be offered through an upcoming program which is scheduled in Union County and Southeast Missouri. The U.S. Department of Defense is planning to offer Operation Healthy Delta Innovative Readiness Training clinics June 11-20 in Anna, Sikeston, Mo., and Poplar...
The City of Anna and Union County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development invite the community to attend the upcoming Annabelle Festival. The festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the downtown Anna area. The festival celebrates the story of the Annabelle hydrangea...

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