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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, IEMA, is encouraging all families, schools, businesses and other organizations to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut, which is set for 10:15 a.m. on Oct. 15. IEMA said the goal of this “Drop, Cover and Hold On” drill is to improve preparedness...
Special Olympics Illinois is getting ready for the sixth annual Ducky Derby Dash to benefit athletes in Southern Illinois and across the state. The derby is planned Sunday, Oct. 4. The event, like many others, has been forced to take on a new look for 2020.  For the past five years, the event has...
Tri-State Food Bank in Evansville, Ind., services the region by supplying much-needed food to area food banks to also address food security.  The food bank has identified Johnson and Alexander counties as “food deserts” in the southern five county region. The counties face a critical need for food...
University of Illinois Extension has announced the selection of a multi-county region in Illinois for participation in CREATE BRIDGES, a program which is designed to build up rural economies.  CREATE BRIDGES was recently launched in Illinois, New Mexico and North Carolina with the help of a $2,041,...
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to create professional hardships for thousands of Illinois residents, the Illinois Community College Board, ICCB, recently announced that they are helping to make it easier for state residents to earn their high school equivalency.  ICCB announced that grant...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna is planning to host a Corn Hole Challenge Tournament on Saturday, Oct. 10, starting at noon. The proceeds from the event will go to support the local VFW. A barbeque stand will be set up for lunch. Drinks also will be available. The...
Union County State’s Attorney Daniel Klingemann and Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel have announced that their offices will again be monitoring Union County polling places on Election Day, which is set for Tuesday, Nov. 3. Klingemann and Harvel said in a news release that prosecutors and Union...
Southern Seven Health Department reported on Friday, Sept. 18, that the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) risk level in Union County had changed from blue to orange on the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, County Level Risk Metrics Map.   An orange designation indicates warning signs of...
September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The Senior Solutions program at Union County Hospital in Anna is working to raise awareness and to educate the community about the risk factors and warning signs of suicide.  As part of the awareness effort, Mayor Steve Hartline was...
Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky is featured in a video which is offered as an 8th grade resource by Anna School District No. 37 art teacher Josh Shearer. The image is a screen shot from the video.
A Union County teacher says he was looking for a way to increase access to the visual arts during a school year which is is unlike anything this country has ever seen before.  Josh Shearer is the art teacher for Anna Community Unit School District No. 37. Shearer says he is looking for a silver...

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