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Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel is pictured visiting Kiri Lomax's 1st grade class. Photo provided by Shawnee School District 84.
Shawnee School District 84 teacher Kiri Lomax’s 1st grade class wrote a thank you letter to the Union County Sheriff’s Office for keeping them and the school safe during last week’s manhunt. The students were going to send the letter to Sheriff Scott Harvel, but he surprised the students on Monday...
Anna Fire Department personnel salute during Sunday morning’s ceremony which commemorated the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the nation.
Last Sunday morning, the sky over Anna and Union County was a bright blue. The sun was shining brightly, too. Fifteen years ago, on Sept. 11, 2001, the sky over Union County was a bright blue, also – and the sun was shining brightly on that day, too. On that day in 2001, terrorists attacked the...
Record-setting precipitation was recorded in the region during August. The summer of 2016 also has been a record-setter when it comes to rainfall. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on its website that “numerous locations” in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western...
Plans are underway to establish a Big Brother/Big Sister program in Pulaski County.  The plans were announced by Richard Grigsby, president of the Alexander-Pulaski County Chapter of the NAACP and Jim Flummer, Pulaski County state's attorney. An organizational meeting for representatives of all...
During September, the visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda is hosting a quilt exhibit by local artist and nature enthusiast Pradnya Dharmadhikari. The exhibit includes quilts that display trees, flowers and nature landscapes. The Giant City visitors center plans to host new art...
Ladies Nite Out is planned Friday, Sept. 16, in Cobden. The event is presented by the Cobden Community & Business Association. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ladies Nite Out will feature food, shopping discounts, raffles, giveaways and other activities. Those who plan to attend will be able to...
Farmers who want to meet with regional buyers one-on-one are invited to attend a “Meet the Buyers” event scheduled for Oct. 10. The one-day event will take place at the St. Louis University campus in the II Monastero Building at 3050 Olive St. in St. Louis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 9:30...
From left are Megan Theis, Alyssa Flores, Westin George, Kinley Lingle, Hailey Wright, Peyton Lingle, Noah Wiseman, Rebecca Gray, Michelle Wolford and Madison Boner with their new instruments. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
In April, Dongola Unit School District No. 66 received new music instruments, thanks to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. All five clarinets which were received are currently in use by students in grades 5 through 8. Three of the four alto saxophones and both tenor saxophones are in use. An oboe...
Students can still sign up to attend fall classes at Shawnee Community College. Late start instruction is scheduled to begin on Sept. 19. Classes are scheduled at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Classes also are planned at the college’s extension centers in Anna, Cairo and Metropolis. A...
The musical “Little Shop of Horrors” has an opening night set for Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Anna Arts Center at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna.  The production will be staged in the performing arts center at the Anna Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m; Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday,...

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