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A Veterans Day parade was held Friday afternoon, Nov. 11, in Anna. The parade again was sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna. The main part of the parade route was through the downtown Anna area. Hundreds of people were on hand to watch the parade, which...
The Union County Economic Development Corporation, UCEDC, met Wednesday, Nov. 9, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. High school students from the Union County CEO program gave a presentation regarding their plans to produce a publication called “Hearing Our Hometown Heartbeat,” which will...
These images of the November supermoon were captured Sunday night in the nighttime sky over Union County.
Union County residents had a chance to see a supermoon in the nighttime sky last Saturday and Sunday. The NASA website posted information about the supermoon. NASA explained that the supermoon which could be seen Monday night, Nov. 14, was “especially ‘super’ because it’s the closest full moon to...
Union County’s proposed tentative budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year has been posted for public viewing. The tentative, and balanced, budget was approved at a special meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners which was held first thing Monday morning, Nov. 14. The meeting was at the...
Parade, wreath-laying ceremony, program at Anna school among local events held to honor those who have served.
The Century School District No. 100 Board of Education plans have its next regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 28. The meeting is set for 6 p.m. in the board room at Century School District No. 100 at 4721 Shawnee College Rd. The meeting date is a change from a previously announced November date.
The 2016 Littlest, Junior and Pre-teen Snow Angel Pageant is planned Saturday evening, Nov. 19, at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The pageant is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. and will be in the education center at the college. All contestants must be Illinois residents. The Littlest, Junior...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois, in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, has received wetland grant funding. Situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, the Shawnee National Forest provides critical wetland habitat for migratory waterfowl,...
Children could play games to win candy, toys and other prizes.
Shawnee Community College near Ullin hosted its first Family Festival on Oct. 29. The college said the festival was held as a way to give back to the local community.  More than 400 people attended the event, which featured free hot dogs, popcorn, games, candy, hayrides, inflatables and many more...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, are reminding motorists that during fall, they need to be especially vigilant and watch for deer on roads and highways throughout the state. Autumn coincides with the mating season and increased...

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