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The remnants of a tropical storm were expected to impact parts of the region late last week. The National Weather Service was calling for the possibility of a “significant heavy rainfall event” from last Thursday through Friday evening in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky....
During the week of June 12, local county Farm Bureaus collaborated with Southern Illinois University, local farmers and agribusinesses to hold the Southern Illinois Summer Agriculture Institute.  The program offered participants an up-close look at one of the key driving economic forces for Union...
Registration is open for a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Power Camp which is set this summer in Anna. The camp is planned July 5-7 at Anna Junior High School. The camp will be from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. Registration information can be found online at http://sifca.org/powercamps.php....
Southern Illinois Reading Council short story winners from Union County included, from left, Tyer Cunningham, Victoria Perez, Evelyn Eddings, Jaley Watkins and Anna Hess. Photo provided.
Five students in Anna and Jonesboro were recently recognized at the Southern Illinois Reading Council’s Short Story Spring Celebration. The celebration was held earlier this spring at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale. Schools from the 15 southermost counties in Illinois were invited to...
The New Chicago Chamber Orchestra is scheduled to perform at the Anna Arts Center in Anna. The performance is part of the 2017 Southern Illinois Music Festival. The orchestra’s performance is set for 7:30 p.m. on June 5 in the performing arts auditorium at the center, which is located at 125 W....
A tree limb was seen on South Street in Anna Saturday evening.
Damaging winds accompanied storms which swept through the Union County area last Saturday evening. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported on its website that multiple rounds of severe thunderstorms impacted the Middle Mississippi Valley on the first day of the Memorial Day holiday...
The Egyptian Area Agency on Aging, EAAA, is planning to have three public hearings in the region to discuss a major reduction in federal and state funding and a plan for services for senior adults for the southern 13 counties in Illinois. The agency reported in a news release that discussion at the...
Four Southern Illinois police officers have been honored for on-duty valor and life-saving actions. Two Carbondale police officers and two officers from Du Quoin received awards from the Fraternal Order of Police, FOP, State Lodge. “These officers put their lives on the line to protect and save...
Shawnee Hills Lavender near Cobden hosted u-pick events in 2016. The farm was established in 2014 and is owned by Charlotte and Doug Clover. File photo.
(Editor’s note: the following article is shared by Susan Odum, who is a University of Illinois Extension community economic development educator.) *** Early June is a great time to enjoy the excellence of Southern Illinois’ grape and wine industry at one of the many vineyards within the boundary of...
Flood warnings continued this week for the Mississippi and Big Muddy rivers in Southern Illinois and Southeast Missouri. Union County is bordered by both of the rivers. The National Weather Service office at Paducah reported early this week on its website that a flood warning for the Mississippi...

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