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A scene from Las Posadas at the Anna Arts Center on Sunday, Nov. 20.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna hosted a Las Posadas celebration on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 20. The celebration recalled the journey of Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. Cast members in the program included Caroline Hansen, Jadden Brimm, Tess Brummer,...
The PAST organization of Union County plans to host the annual Carols at Candlelight from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the historic St. Anne’s Church in Anna.  The church is located along South Main Street in Anna. Parking will be available at the nearby Stinson Memorial Library, which is...
More than 4 inches of rain fell on the Union County area during the period of Nov. 15-28. Precipitation included .39 of an inch on Nov. 18, .05 of an inch Nov. 22, 1.07 inches Nov. 23 and 2.62 inches on Nov. 28. Temperatures during the period ranged from a high of 78 to a low of 24. Following are...
Rodney Seip will take over as the new Anna-Jonesboro Community High School softball coach for the 2017 season. Seip, a former outstanding Egyptian High School baseball player, was named to the post at a regular meeting of the A-JCHS District No. 81 Board of Education on Nov. 21.  He succeeds Pat...
Harvest totals for hunters in Illinois were down significantly during the first weekend of this year’s firearm deer season, which was Nov. 18-20. The second part of the season is scheduled for Dec. 1-4. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports that hunters in Illinois harvested a...
Rachel Kaufman, Jet Newman and Easton Kaufman visited with Santa Claus while he was at Anna-Jonesboro National Bank.
The annual Christmas in Downtown Anna celebration held on Saturday, Nov. 26, featured many special activities. Nov. 26 was also Small Business Saturday. Activities included craft shows, a 5K run/walk, music, shopping, visits from Santa and more. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Paula Stairs of Cobden received an angel from a friend when her husband, Bill, died three years ago. She now has 700.  Stairs, the Union County coordinator for the Shawnee Development Council, said something about that first angel was so inspiring that she feels she has to get everyone she comes...
Cobden plans to welcome the holiday season with the eighth annual Christmas in the Village holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 3. Bazaars and open houses highlight a variety of events that climax with the presentation of the Christmas lights in the village’s downtown park. The Old Feed Store on...
A Union County holiday season tradition which is designed to help those in need is continuing this year. The Union County Alliance of Churches again is sponsoring a bell-ringing campaign which helps to raise funds for local families. “Even though the economic recovery in Southern Illinois seems to...
anthill gallery and vintage curiosities is planning to host its 8th annual Off the Wall open house on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. for an opportunity to meet local artists and discuss their artwork. Local author, Pamela Hearon, will be at anthill gallery from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. to...

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