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Anna Junior High School has scheduled baseball and softball tryouts. Tryouts are planned from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 23-25. Baseball tryouts are scheduled at Kiwanis Field at the Anna City Park. Softball tryouts are planned at Denny Field at the Anna City Park. Tryouts are...
A Union County Sheriff’s Office deputy escaped injury when he was at the scene of a traffic accident on Interstate 57 and another unit struck his squad vehicle. Illinois State Police District 22 at Ullin reported that the first accident happened at 1:24 a.m. July 16 at milepost 25 in the south...
State Office of Tourism director Cory Jobe was scheduled to conduct a media tour through Southern Illinois this week. The purpose of the tour, which was slated to begin Tuesday, July 17, and continue through Thursday, today, is designed to reveal the latest county tourism numbers and to promote the...
Electronic message signs are on display at several locations in the Anna and Jonesboro area. The signs are alerting motorists about the upcoming planned closing of the four-way stop in the heart of Anna.
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is alerting motorists about plans which involve two major highway projects in Union County. Four-Way Stop Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, July 23, the busy four-way stop intersection at Illinois Route 146 (Vienna Street) and Main Street in downtown Anna...
The 2018 Cobden Peach Festival is only a couple of weeks away. This year’s 81st annual celebration of the local peach harvest is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4. The festival is sponsored by the Cobden Lions Club.  Most of the Peach Festival activities take place at Cobden Lions Club property...
A local resident and business person has called for the resignation of a member of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The matter surfaced during a time for public comments during last week’s regular meeting of the county board. The meeting, attended by about 20 people, was held Friday morning...
Historical aerial photos of Illinois, state climate and soil data and interactive geologic maps are just a few of the offerings provided on the Illinois Geospatial Data Clearinghouse, a project of the Illinois State Geological Survey, ISGS, in Champaign.  The clearinghouse has become the starting...
The University of Illinois Master Naturalist program is accepting applications for its fall 2018 training class. Classes are scheduled at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress.   The Master Naturalist program provides science-based educational opportunities that are designed to...
Bowfishing enthusiasts are invited to attend the fourth annual Kaskaskia River Rough Fish Roundup bowfishing tournament. The tournament is scheduled Saturday, July 21, on the Kaskaskia River at Wood Duck Marina near Baldwin. The tournament is hosted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources’...
Residents of Jackson County who are served by private water wells may be eligible for free testing of their well water for lead.  The Jackson County Health Department is participating in a research project with researchers from the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University to better...

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