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A senior fraud prevention seminar is planned Friday, April 6, in Metropolis. The seminar is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will be at the Happy Hearts Senior Center at 701 Market St. State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Harrisburg, is hosting the event. The seminar is designed to help seniors...
Tom's Place had a grand re-opening March 23 at its new restaurant in Tamms. Photo provided.
Tom’s Place had a grand re-opening Friday, March 23, at its new restaurant, which is located at 27351 Highway 127 in Tamms. Tom’s Place, a local restaurant owned by Tom Riston, has been in operation since March of 2012 in the Village of Tamms.   In the fall of 2015, Riston determined that the...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct special details during April in Alexander and Johnson counties. Plans for the details were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the commander of the district. Occupant restraint enforcement patrols are planned in Alexander County. Alcohol...
From left are Nathaniel Baker, Edward Smith, Blaise Davis and Shawnee Community College president Peggy Bradford. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College president Peggy Bradford is working with local community leader Edward Smith to make summer internships in Washington, D.C., a reality for two of the college's students. On Friday, March 16, Bradford met with Smith, as well as Shawnee Community College students Nathaniel...
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake reports that the Rend Lake dam road from the intersection with the Rend City Road on the west to the end of the spillway bridge on the east, including the spillway bridge, is scheduled to be closed to all through traffic April 3-4.  The closure is...
A-J Women’s Club president Jane Bauer, education chairperson Lillian Milam and history chairperson Barbara Bauer met with Dr. Susan Whitemountain at her shop, The Gathering Place, to make arrangements to archive the A-J Women’s Club history collection at the shop, which is located at 313 S. Main St. in downtown Anna. Whitemountain will make the records available to all those who are interested in the history. Photo provided.
General Federation of Women’s Clubs Illinois Anna-Jonesboro Women’s Club is the official name of a local group of women who have been volunteering support to their community for over 100 years. Locally, the group is known as the A-J Women’s Club.   In recognition of the bicentennial of the State of...
SIBSA is looking for interested individuals ages 16 and older to umpire youth baseball and softball games during the upcoming 2018 season. The league notes that a good knowledge of baseball and softball is important for those who want to be umpires. Games are scheduled to start May 7. The season is...
A bipartisan proposal focused on improving school safety introduced by U.S. Representatives Mike Bost, R-Ill., and Brad Schneider, D-Ill., was signed into law March 23 by President Donald Trump as part of a federal omnibus spending bill.   The Congressmen said in a news release that the legislation...
A new municipal budget and plans related to operation of a new park facility were on the agenda last week at an Anna City Council meeting. The city council met in special session Thursday evening, March 22. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. The meeting date was moved from Tuesday, March 20. On...
The Shawnee Group of the Sierra Club is planning an invasives pull and a hike on Saturday, March 31. A hike is planned at 10 a.m. at the Piney Woods Ravine Nature Preserve. The hike is described as moderate. The hike offers an opportunity to see ancient petroglyphs, canyon views, cliffs and a...

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