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The River-to-River Trail Society announces a guided hike which is planned Saturday, March 31, between Giant City State Park near Makanda and Rocky Comfort Road. Those who want to go on the hike are advised to meet at 10 a.m. at the campground at Giant City State Park. The route is scheduled to...
Cobden 11, Murphysboro 9 Zane Nance was 3-for-4 with 2 RBIs to lead Cobden  to an 11-9 win over host Murphysboro in non-conference high school baseball Friday, March 16. Brayden Clark was 2-for-4 with 2 RBIs. Jase Hutchason was 2-for-4. Clayton Flamm was 1-for-1 with an RBI. Dylan Lewey was 1-for-2...
The Union County Marching Band was scheduled to perform this week as part of the Superstar Parade at Universal Studios theme park in Orlando, Fla. The Superstar Parade is a daily event at Universal Studios.  As part of their STARS performance program, Universal Studios invites marching bands from...
WIBH radio in Anna again this year is joining in the commemoration of National Child Abuse Prevention Month during April. The Anna radio station plans to sponsor a variety of events during the month as part of its WIBH Blue Ribbons for Kids campaign. The schedule of events kicks off April 3 and...
Illinois voters support vigorous government action regarding two major issues on Illinois’ policy agenda.  That is the conclusion of a recent statewide poll of 1,001 registered voters released by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Criminal Justice Reform...
A butterfly monitoring training workshop is planned Sunday, April 8, at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress. The free workshop is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to the public.  The wetlands center is located at 8885 State Route 37 South. Organizers are asking those...
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, has issued its three-month U.S. Spring Outlook. The outlook, issued March 15, highlighted a moderate risk of flooding in the Ohio River Valley basin and lower Mississippi River, where stream flows and soil moisture are well above normal...
Bald Knob Cross, by Katie Charles and Laycee Presutti.
A history fair was held on Tuesday, March 6, for teacher Jamie Nash-Mayberry’s history class at Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake. Four judges reviewed 10 projects. The history fair was sponsored by the Union County Historical and Genealogy Society. Cash prizes were awarded. Award winners are...
The Illinois Department of Employment Security, IDES, reports that the unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 of a percentage point to 4.7 percent in February. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 15,200 jobs over-the-month, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and...
State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Harrisburg, addressed students at Shawnee High School following a presentation about the challenges and dangers of past and possible future flooding events in the region. Photo by Benjamin Marxer.
State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Harrisburg, visited Shawnee High School  at Wolf Lake on Tuesday, March 20, for a student-led presentation about river levee conditions and other serious flooding issues in the region.  The event was organized by students of Shawnee teacher Jamie Nash-Mayberry’s...

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