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Yes, you are right. This image of crocuses enjoying the bright sunshine would look better in color. I am sorry we could not oblige. The flowers were bright yellow, in case you wondering. (Both images appeared as black and white in print.)
This week, please humor me as I ponder the start of baseball spring training, what appears to the imminent, and potentially premature, arrival of spring and the adventures of Bob the cat.  Bob the Cat has been with us since last summer. He, and his buddy, Cory, were welcomed into our home as rescue...
In the first row are, from left, Mike Meisenheimer, Clare Bunyan, Halford Dillow and Ron Knupp. In the second row are Keith Ellis, John Garner, Dale Moreland, Paul Rich, Daniel Theis, Jack Steele, Bill Clutts and Mike Yates. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Fair Board hosted 2016 fair queen Clare Bunyan of Cobden at a reception on Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, following her first runner-up finish at the Illinois State Fair queen pageant in January in Springfield. The reception was held at the Union County Fair Board office at the Anna...
The women of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church are planning to host their fourth annual Lenten Walks. Both churches are in Anna. The women plan to meet at 8 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 1, in the parking lot at Trinity Lutheran Church at 205 W. Jefferson St. In announcing the...
Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake will be represented at the Illinois Democracy School Civics Conference in Chicago March 9-10. Shawnee social science teacher Jamie Nash-Mayberry is attending, along with seniors Drew McLane and Abby Livesay. This will be the girls’ first visit to Chicago.  Emily...
New K-9 officer Kaiser waited patiently while his handler, Deputy Eric Ralls, answered questions from 3rd graders at Anna Junior High School on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Learning came to life for a group of 3rd grade students at Anna Junior High School when they got a visit from the Union County Sheriff Office’s newest officer on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  Newly acquired K-9 Kaiser stopped by with his handler, Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Eric Ralls, to give the...
An annual job fair is planned March 15 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Edward M. Smith Center on the college's main campus. The job fair is open to the public and will be hosted by the Shawnee Community College Career Services Center....
The visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda is hosting an exhibit by photographer and nature enthusiast Mike Pyrtel during February. The photography exhibit highlights flora, fauna and sunsets in Southern Illinois. 
Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center plans to host the Student Experiential Environmental Education Conference, SEEEC, March 10-12. The conference is designed to give students, professional teachers and informal educators a unique and practical...
Century Elementary School at Ullin plans to have its annual kindergarten registration and Child Find screening on March 9-10. The school advises that all students who are going to kindergarten in the fall should register on those days.  In addition to registration, children will be screened for...
The Illinois Native Plant Society's Southern Chapter plans to present a program about an endangered dragonfly on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Anna. The free program is set for 6 p.m. at Stinson Memorial Library at 409 S. Main St. Guest speaker Bruce Henry is scheduled to present a program titled "Fen...

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