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Acceptance of two audits and numerous reappointments to local governing bodies were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, June 23, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Finalized Fiscal Year 2022 Union County...
Three Southern Illinois state legislators are reminding students that the deadline for submitting completed forms to join their summer reading clubs is fast approaching. The reading clubs are open to area students in the 1st through 4th grades. The reminder about the reading program and upcoming...
With the start of the summer boating season underway, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, and the Illinois Conservation Police are reminding people to wear life jackets anytime they’re on the water and to only operate boats while sober. National Safe Boating Week was May 20-26, the...
An air quality alert was in effect for much of Southern Illinois, including Union County, on Friday, June 2. The National Weather Service forecast office in Paducah reported that the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency was forecasting unhealthy conditions for sensitive groups for ozone for all...
No-cost health and medical services will be offered through an upcoming program which is scheduled in Union County and Southeast Missouri. The U.S. Department of Defense is planning to offer Operation Healthy Delta Innovative Readiness Training clinics June 11-20 in Anna, Sikeston, Mo., and Poplar...
The City of Anna and Union County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development invite the community to attend the upcoming Annabelle Festival. The festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 10, in the downtown Anna area. The festival celebrates the story of the Annabelle hydrangea...
A registration kickoff party is planned for the upcoming summer reading program at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The party is planned from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the library. The library is located at 409 S. Main St. in Anna. Registration for the program is underway through June 10...
The Anna City Pool is scheduled to open for the season on June 2, weather permitting. Pool hours are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Daily admission is $3 per person. Lap swimming is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Private parties are available....
Stinson Memorial Library in Anna once again is planning to host a summer reading program. Activities are planned in June and July. A registration kickoff party for the program is planned from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 2, at the library. The library is located at 409 S. Main St. in Anna....
A Southern Illinois state legislator has passed a bill with hopes to keep renewable energy components like wind turbines and solar panels out of landfills. “With Illinois turning to wind and solar as a main source of energy, we need to find a way to properly dispose of these items safely to help...

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