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Illinois State Police District 22 plans to conduct roadside safety checks during March in Alexander County. Plans for the roadside safety checks were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of District 22, which has its headquarters in Ullin. Alvey said in a news release that...
Southern Seven Health Department, in collaboration with the Diabetes Today Resource Team, is planning to host a diabetes conference on Thursday evening, March 30. The conference is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The conference will address the topics of...
A Rising Up for Change coalition meeting is scheduled on Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at the Fellowship House prevention office, located at 507 Freeman Street in Anna. The first part of the meeting will be as usual; the rest of the time will be used for prepping for “Overlooking The Obvious” event...
The Anna Police Department is trying to gain the identity of a person of interest, in regards to an ongoing investigation. If anyone knows the person pictured, contact the Anna Police Department by calling 833-8571, extension 1503.  All persons pictured are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Butterfly monitor training is scheduled Saturday, April 1, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The program is planned from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network is scheduled to present the workshop. The training is slated to include an introduction to the program, how to...
Brian Chapman
Shawnee Community College on March 10 released the names of four candidates to be interviewed for the college president position. The college's presidential search committee, with approval of Shawnee Community College’s Board of Trustees, selected Brian Chapman, Brian Van Horn, Peggy Bradford and...
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
Lee Hackney and Susan Whitemountain are transforming three buildings on Main Street in Anna into new businesses. From left are Hackney, Whitemountain and The Here and Now Shop manager Ilse Easterly. The Here and Now Shop sells supplies for DIY projects. Photo by Amber Skelton.
South Main Street in Anna is three steps closer to being filled, thanks to the recent building purchases by two Anna women.  Lee Hackney and Susan Whitemountain bought the former Hunting Traditions and the two spaces that made up the Union County Pharmacy. They plan for the three spaces to become...
Illinois State Police District 22 personnel plan to conduct Nighttime Enforcement, NITE, patrols in Union County during March. Plans for the patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of District 22. The district has its headquarters in Ullin. Alvey said in a news...
Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...

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