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The Women’s Center in Carbondale has joined Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.  The Women’s Center is hosting an Alternative Angel Tree with a...
Situated at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, Shawnee National Forest provides critical wetland habitat for migratory waterfowl, songbirds and other wetland dependent plants and animals.  Partners have been a vital component in accomplishing wetland restoration and enhancements...
A large crowd was in attendance Saturday morning, Nov. 5, for a veterans ceremony which was held in downtown Alto Pass.
A large crowd was in attendance Saturday morning, Nov. 5, for a veterans ceremony which was held in downtown Alto Pass.  The service was conducted by the Alto Pass Area Veterans to honor military veterans.  The service was held at a veterans memorial in Alto Pass. Several improvements have been...
Illinois State Police District 22 plans to conduct nighttime enforcement patrols in Alexander County during November. The patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22. The patrols allow the state police to focus on preventing, detecting and taking enforcement...
It seems counterintuitive: in order to preserve something in nature, nature must be managed.  And not gently: conservation management techniques include tree harvest, prescribed burns, even sometimes application of herbicides.  James Zaczek, professor and chair of the Department of Forestry at...
Photo by Amber Skelton.
A parade was held in Anna on Friday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Many floats carried or memorialized men and women who have served the U.S. in times of war and peace.
The Southern Illinois Opry presents, at the Herrin Civic Center, the lineup for the last Opry of 2016 on Saturday, Nov. 19. The SI Opry will open with bluegrass from S.I. Opry Members Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek.  Members include Cassie Andrews on banjo & vocals, Becky Peters, guitar and...
John A. Logan College and Advanced Energy Solutions Group are planning on conducting a series of public meetings to educate Illinois residents about smart grid and smart meter technology as well as a bulk buy opportunity for solar power.  Six events will be held, all open to the public, and one...
This November, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the perfect gift, a blood donation, to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season. A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and...
Jus10s Frozen Yogurt & Dessert Shoppe owners Mary K. Harris and Bryan Miller hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 4, at their new business in downtown Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Jus10s Frozen Yogurt & Dessert Shoppe owners Mary K. Harris and Bryan Miller hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 4, at their new business in downtown Anna. Donations were collected for the Union County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 fund. The name of the business is in honor of Justin King, Miller’s...

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