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A concession stand building at the Anna City Park will be razed. A new concession building with restrooms will be built.
A new budget, a city park improvement project and the sale of alcohol during the Union County Fair were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, March 21, at Anna City Hall. New Budget The council last week approved a resolution for the...
A new vacation rental in Union County opened it doors to the public Saturday, March 18, with a ribbon cutting by the Union County Chamber of Commerce and a blessing from a local priest, Father Federico Higuera.
A new vacation rental in Union County opened it doors to the public Saturday, March 18, with a ribbon cutting by the Union County Chamber of Commerce and a blessing from a local priest, Father Federico Higuera. What was once an abandoned, tornado damaged home in Alto Pass, Havisham House is now a...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, joined for a picture with Jamie Nash-Mayberry and her classes following the students’ presentation about the condition of the local levee system. Photo by Amber Skelton.
State Senators Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, visited Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake on Wednesday, March 22, to hear a presentation from the students about the condition of the Big Muddy levees. Students from Jamie Nash-Mayberry’s economics and history classes had...
Students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, as well as from local elementary schools, have spent the spring semester preparing to present “The Sound of Music.” The musical is set to run Friday, March 31, at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 1, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10...
State Sens. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, plan to co-host a town hall forum in Carbondale on April 1 for Southern Illinois constituents. The forum is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Carbondale Township building, which is located at 216 E. Monroe St. The state...
Tuesday, April 4, is Election Day in Union County. Voters in Union County will elect candidates who are running for municipal posts, positions on local school district boards of education and seats on two library districts. Here’s a look at the candidates who are on the ballot in next Tuesday’s...
With winter 2017 mostly missing in action for many areas in the Northern Hemisphere, it appeared by the end of February that spring had sprung early, or was just around the corner.  Balmy seasonal temperatures were also felt in numerous locations around the globe, the National Oceanic and...
Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat recently visited Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms in celebration of the famed children’s author’s birthday on March 2. Photo provided.
Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat recently visited Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms in celebration of the famed children’s author’s birthday on March 2. Photo provided.
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, which had a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered guest speakers and information which encouraged farmers...
The 2017 Illinois spring trout fishing season is set to open Saturday, April 1, at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state.   Southern Illinois trout fishing locations include: The Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond in Jefferson County. The Ferne Clyffe State Park lake near Goreville in Johnson...

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