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Jerry Meyer donated two models of former railroad depots to the Jonesboro Library. The library will auction them off during a silent auction at the Jonesboro ColorFest Celebration. Proceeds from the auctions will be donated back to the library. From left are Jonesboro librarian Karen Hallam, Mary Ellen Meyer and Jerry Meyer. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Jerry Meyer of Anna has donated two models of former depots in Anna to the Jonesboro Library.  Anna has had two depots. The first one was built in the 1800s and was on East Vienna Street facing Davie Street. The second was built in 1923 on West Vienna Street. Both depots were called the Illinois...
The Anna Fire Department responded to the scene of a field fire early last Sunday afternoon. The fire was in a harvested corn field along the Casper Church Road, between Anna and Cobden. The cause of the fire was not determined. The fire burned about an acre. Firefighters were at the scene for about an hour. The Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police also were at the scene for traffic control.
Light sprinkles fell in some parts of the Union County area early Tuesday morning – otherwise, the area had not seen any rain since Sept. 19. The National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Lincoln, Neb., posted information on its website which showed that much of...
A Progressive Agriculture Safety Day was hosted by Miller Farms in Tamms on Wednesday, Sept. 20. Fourth grade students from Egyptian School in Tamms, Dongola School and Ballard County, Ky., participated in several sessions, including bike safety, electrical safety, tractor safety and more. A total...
As soon as the influenza (flu) vaccine is available, the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH,  recommends everyone 6 months of age and older to be vaccinated.   Because of concerns about how well the nasal spray vaccine worked during the past two flu seasons, the Advisory Committee on...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council Anna Arts Center’s 2017 zombie walk is planned Saturday, Oct. 7. Zombies will be strolling through Anna starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Anna Arts Center. The center is located at 125 W. Davie St. in downtown Anna. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed zombie. A...
Giant City State Park near Makanda is partnering with Wright Way Animal Rescue to get our four-legged and two-legged friends out for a fall hike together on Saturday, Oct. 14.  Participants will have an opportunity to walk either the moderate, one-mile Giant City Nature Trail, or the easy one-third...
Shawnee Community College will be hosting its annual Regional Band on Thursday, Oct. 5.  This performance will feature students from each high school within the district performing as one band under the direction of the college’s music instructor, Lee VanAlstine.  This event will feature various...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, on Sept. 25 announced that he is going to seek re-election to the 59th State Senate District. Part of Union County is in the district. “It has been such an honor and privilege to serve the residents of the 59th District, as their state senator for the past 10...
State Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, on Sept. 21 announced her intention to run for re-election to the 115th District State Representative seat she has held since 2015.  Part of Union County is in the 115th District. Bryant said in a statement announcing her plans to seek re-election that her...
On​ ​Sept. ​21,​ ​John​ ​L.​ ​Hughey​ ​announced​ ​his​ ​intention​ ​to​ ​seek​ ​the​ ​Democrat Party nomination​ ​for​ ​Union​ ​County​ ​treasurer.​ ​​  Hughey will be a candidate in the March 20, 2018, Union County primary election.​ Hughey,​ ​a​ ​longtime​ ​resident​ ​of​ ​Anna,​ ​is​ ​a 1979​ ​...

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