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Fruit salsa, pudding shake and tic-tac-taco mix were just a few of the tasty recipes prepared by area young people this past semester during University of Illinois Extension’s Illinois Junior Chefs program at  the Century and Cairo school districts.  Illinois Junior Chefs is a cooking school...
A Southern Illinois legislator said last week that his office had been contacted multiple times by the suspect who was involved in a shooting at a Congressional baseball practice in Virginia. The suspect was reported to have been from Belleville in Southern Illinois. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.,...
Two Shawnee Community College students have been named to the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois Academic Team. Alysha Giltner of Villa Ridge and Gabriel Wrye of Belknap were chosen as two of the top Phi Theta Kappa scholars in the State of Illinois. A Phi Theta Kappa All-Illinois dinner was held at...
Students and teachers look through eclipse viewers the students made during their solar camp. They used post office boxes to create the viewers. Photo provided.
Egyptian School in Tamms recently held a two-week solar camp. The camp was headed by two Southern Illinois University Carbondale graduate assistant students: Nick Lamkey and Joe Krienert. The theme of the camp was the solar eclipse that will take place Aug. 21.  Southern Illinois will be a key...
Traffic accidents last Sunday in Union and Johnson counties claimed the lives of three persons, Illinois State Police at Ullin reported. State police shared the following accounts of the two accidents: Union County Accident Two persons sustained fatal injuries in an accident which happened at 11:10...
The Anna City Council again plans to vote on whether or not to take action which would allow for the possible sale of beer and local wines at the annual Union County Fair in Anna. County fair officials say that such sales will generate much-needed revenue. The issue was on the agenda at last week’s...
Dr. Peggy F. Bradford has been named as Shawnee Community College’s eighth president. The college announced Bradford’s selection to the post on June 8. Bradford’s hiring followed the conclusion of an intensive presidential search. The college’s new president earned an associate’s degree at Shawnee...
Potentially bleak updates about two local issues were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, June 9, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Concerns about the financial impact of this spring’s flooding were discussed...
Scholarships and appreciation for field trip opportunities were on the agenda at May’s regular meeting of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District No. 81 Board of Education. A-JCHS Student Council advisor Hannah Maze reported that Madi Bigler and Kenzi Boget had been awarded $500 each from...
Retired archaeologist Mike McNerney was the guest speaker at a program hosted by the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society last Sunday afternoon, June 4, in Cobden.
The Union County Historical and Genealogy Society opened its new building in Cobden Sunday afternoon, June 4. The historical society hosted a program which was presented by retired archaeologist Mike McNerney of Carbondale.  The guest speaker talked about his new book, which is titled “A Shape in...

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