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Production manager and publisher of The Vienna Times Lonnie Hinton, front left, gave Century journalism students a tour of the The Gazette-Democrat office in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Thirty-seven junior high and high school students from Century School District No. 100 at Ullin and their teachers visited The Gazette-Democrat in Anna for a field trip on Wednesday, Jan. 11. The students are taking journalism classes at school and working on a quarterly student newspaper and...
Last year will be remembered as warmer than average for much of the nation, and depending on where you live, 2016 was either parched, soggy – or both. To understand how, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, on Jan. 9 released its U.S. “climate by the numbers” summary for 2016...
Southern Illinois University system president Randy Dunn on Jan. 6 announced that none of SIU’s three locations in Carbondale, Edwardsville and the School of Medicine in Springfield will be designated a sanctuary campus. SIU Carbondale’s Undergraduate Student Government and Graduate and...
A measure has been signed into law which is designed to ensure the transition to classrooms is made easier for out-of-state teachers moving to Illinois.  State Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, R-Okawville, a cosponsor of the bill, and State Rep. Terri Bryant, B-Murphysboro, joined Gov. Bruce Rauner when he...
The Illinois Community College Board, ICCB, on Jan. 6 reported that seven community college districts will receive emergency funding. The community colleges which are slated to receive the emergency funding include Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Kaskaskia College, Lake Land College, John A....
Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today, Jan. 12, on his Facebook page #GovClassroomVisit for students in kindergarten through 12th grade, encouraging classrooms to submit videos showcasing what they’re learning and how.  The videos can focus on anything from computer or technology projects to hands-on...
Illinois State Police District 22 has announced the results of nighttime enforcement patrols which were conducted during December in Union County. The results were announced by the district’s interim commander, Lt. Michael Alvey. Alvey said in a news release that the patrols allowed the state...
The Union County Board of Commissioners decided this week to continue to have regular meetings on Friday mornings. The commissioners had been considering the possibility of moving their regular meetings to Mondays.  For a number of years, regular board meetings have been scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on...
In the first row are, from left, Debby McKibben, internal affairs, and Bonni Linton, executive coordinator. In the second row are Brooke Miller, vice president; Melanie Lasley, president; Josh McFadden, treasurer; and Greg George, internal affairs. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce had its first meeting of the new year at Union County Hospital in Anna on Thursday, Jan. 5. Incoming president Melanie Lasley gave a report about the previous year. Incoming vice president Brooke Miller reminded those in attendance about the chamber’s upcoming...
The American Red Cross reports that it has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.  Area residents can be donors at an American Red Cross blood drive which is planned next week at a...

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