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Members of an area ritual team are asking those who have served in the armed forces, auxiliary members and veteran’s service organization members to become part of the team and to volunteer for burial honors. The area ritual team is made up of members from Anna VFW Post 3455, Cairo VFW Post 2649,...
Dr. Tim Bellamey
Shawnee Community College is planning to host a presidential search forum on Wednesday, Nov. 9. The forum is set for noon in the River Room on the college’s main campus near Ullin. The event is open to the public. The forum is designed to give faculty, staff, students and residents of the college...
On Sunday, Nov. 6, Daylight Saving Time ends and clocks should be set back an hour. Take advantage of extra sleep, then take a few simple steps to make your home more disaster-resilient: Verify your carbon monoxide and smoke detector work. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for testing the...
Alto Vineyards is set to host a screening of the film "Bundle of Sticks" on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m. A time for discussion is planned after the film.  To view the trailer for "Bundle of Sticks," go to https://youtu.be/x_HnPDAs048.
CJ Baricevic
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Today, The Gazette-Democrat shares profiles about candidates who are running for office in Union County, as well as state and Congressional legislative races. The profiles are based on responses to questionnaires which were mailed to candidates in early October.  CJ...
Again this year, the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna plans to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who would like to participate. Delivery is planned between 11 a.m. and noon on Thanksgiving Day, which is Thursday, Nov. 24. The church notes that for each year the special...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds and Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel said this week that their offices again will be monitoring Union County polling places on Election Day, which is Tuesday, Nov. 8. Prosecutors and sheriff’s investigators will visit polling places throughout the...
A Canadian National freight train makes it way through downtown Cobden on a recent autumn afternoon. The image was created by using a solarize tool in Photoshop. 
A record number of voters are registered in Illinois. The Illinois State Board of Elections, ISBE, reported Oct. 26 that the number of registered voters in Illinois, currently 7,988,670, is approaching 8 million.  This surpasses the previous record high of 7,789,500 set for the 2008 general...
Polling places have been set for the Tuesday, Nov. 8, general election in Union County. Union County Clerk Terry Bartruff noted that polls are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The polling places, by precinct, follow: Anna 1 and 2: Main Street Center, 400 S. Main St., Anna....

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