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Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center has a variety of events scheduled during November. The arts center is located in the 100 block of West Davie Street in Anna. Art Exhibit The art work of local artist Nancy Young is on display through Nov. 25. Young paints landscapes, still lifes and...
In July, Southern 7 Health Department began offering genetic cancer testing to residents in the area counties which it serves. Union County is one of the counties served by the health department. Southern 7 Health Department explained in a news release that genetic cancer testing is the process of...
Ten Southern Illinois counties, including Union County, will receive a combined $1.2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program, REAP, to fortify rural energy.  The awarding of the grant funds was announced Nov. 1 by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.  “...
A historic courthouse overlooks the Mississippi River in Thebes in Alexander County. The landmark has been preserved, lovingly cared for and continually restored for many years by the members of the Thebes Historical Society, the Village of Thebes and generous private benefactors. A Living History...
Shawnee Community College is planning to stage a fall musical for the first time in four years.  This year’s production will be “Seussical.” The show, which pays tribute to children’s author Dr. Seuss, will be directed by SCC alum Clarissa Fox.  Performances are scheduled Thursday, today, at 9 a.m...
Union County Historical and Genealogy Society board member Frances Swedlund poses with some of the items that will be available at the society’s Christmas Shop, which is scheduled to open this weekend. Photo provided.
The Christmas Shop at 117 S. Appleknocker in Cobden is scheduled to open for its 21st season at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4. The shop is scheduled to be open on weekends through Sunday, Dec. 17. Hours on Saturdays will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday afternoon hours...
The community is invited to attend an upcoming event in Union County which will honor local veterans The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization is planning to host a ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 4. The ceremony is set for 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Alto Pass. The ceremony...
The deadline is approaching for those who would like to participate in the upcoming Veterans Day parade in Anna. The parade is planned for Saturday, Nov. 11, in Anna and is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna. The parade begins at 11 a.m. Entry forms are...
Clouds in the sky over Union County covered part of the full moon Thursday night, Sept. 28
Union County residents had an opportunity to view the Harvest Moon – and a supermoon – in the night sky late last week. September’s full moon, known as the Harvest Moon, was also was the fourth successive supermoon of 2023, the space.com website reported. It also was “the final supermoon of the...
Jonesboro School’s first spooky 5K event to help raise funds for the Jonesboro School Beta Club is planned Saturday evening, Oct. 21. The 5K is scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. The event will begin and end at Jonesboro School, which is located at 309 Cook Ave. Event organizers shared in a news...

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