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Map from eclipse.siu.edu.
(Editor’s note: the following information was posted on the eclipse.siu.edu website.) On Aug. 21, total solar eclipse path will stretch across the entire United States, reaching its point of greatest duration (GD) a few miles south of Carbondale.  This region in Southern Illinois is not only in the...
The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is scheduled Aug. 18-26 at the Anna City Park in Anna. During the week of this year’s fair, a total solar eclipse will occur. Evening performances at this year’s fair are scheduled to include a queen pageant, Steve Hornbeak and the Main Street Players, a ranch rodeo...
Shawnee Community College classes are set to begin Aug. 16.   Extended registration hours are on Aug. 10 and Aug. 14-16 until 6:30 p.m. at the main campus in Ullin and all of the extension centers.  The main campus will be open on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for registration....
Shawnee Community College classes are set to begin Aug. 16.   Extended registration hours are on Aug. 10 and Aug. 14-16 until 6:30 p.m. at the main campus in Ullin and all of the extension centers.  The main campus will be open on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. for registration....
Traffic patterns around a local school and plans for next year’s Independence Day fireworks display were among the items discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, at Anna City Hall. The traffic situation is related to a project at...
Union County Hospital in Anna has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.  The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to...
Union County public schools are preparing to open their doors for the new school year. Schools will not be in session on Monday, Aug. 21, which is the day of the total solar eclipse. Anna School District No. 37 will hold teacher institutes Aug. 16-17. The first day for students is on Friday, Aug....
The Cobden High School Marching Appleknockers band participated in last Saturday afternoon’s Cobden Peach Festival parade.
The Cobden High School Marching Appleknockers band participated in last Saturday afternoon’s Cobden Peach Festival parade. The parade route was through downtown Cobden. Many people were on hand to watch the parade. The parade was one of the many highlights of the 2017 Cobden Peach Festival. The...
Area residents will have the opportunity to learn basic principles of safe trapping at an upcoming Illinois Department of Natural Resources trapper education course which is scheduled in the area. The course is planned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the Crab Orchard National Wildlife...
Janna Harner of Dongola was crowned Saturday night as the 2017 Cobden Peach Festival queen. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A new Cobden Peach Festival queen was crowned last Saturday night. The 2017 queen is Janna Harner of Dongola.  Coronation of a new queen was one of the many highlights of the annual Cobden Peach Festival. Most of the Peach Festival activities were held at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. The...

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