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Union County farmers who attended the conference included, from left, Jeff Flamm  from Cobden; Mark Eddleman, president of the Union County Farm Bureau, from Dongola; and Paul Rich, director, Union County Farm Bureau, from Anna. Photo provided.
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, with a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered a variety of speakers and information encouraging farmers...
Chicago Cubs chairman and owner Tom Ricketts, along with the Commissioner’s Trophy from the Cubs’ historic World Series win, were welcomed March 8 by Gov. Bruce Rauner during a visit to the state capitol in Springfield. The trophy has traveled more than 17,000 miles and will make more than 140...
From left are State Rep. Tom Bennett of Central Illinois, Ron Knupp, Linda, Ron’s wife, and trainer Kimberly Roth of Monee. Photo provided.
Ron Knupp of Anna’s horse, Whiskersonkittens, won the horse of the year for 3-year-old filly pacers recently at a ceremony held in Springfield. The horse was named the 2016 Illinois Conceived and Fold, ICF, champion. 
A Union County school district has been awarded funds from the Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant Program. Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, director Wayne Rosenthal on March 2 announced the awarding of more than $98,000 in donated funds from the grant program. More than 8,300...
Lick Creek Elementary School was honored on Monday, Feb. 27, for its first-place ranking in a national cyber-security educational program sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, FBI. In October 2016, Lick Creek School math and technology teacher Drew Robbins led 3rd through 8th grade...
In the first row are, from left, Mike Meisenheimer, Clare Bunyan, Halford Dillow and Ron Knupp. In the second row are Keith Ellis, John Garner, Dale Moreland, Paul Rich, Daniel Theis, Jack Steele, Bill Clutts and Mike Yates. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Fair Board hosted 2016 fair queen Clare Bunyan of Cobden at a reception on Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, following her first runner-up finish at the Illinois State Fair queen pageant in January in Springfield. The reception was held at the Union County Fair Board office at the Anna...
A Civil War Weekend is planned Feb. 16-19 at the Shawnee Hills Art Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna.  The arts council/arts center has announced that highlights for the weekend include presentation of a play, “Soldier Come Home”; exhibits, which include guns and quilts; reenactors and storytelling...
State Sen. Paul Schimpf (R-Waterloo) has announcing his district and capitol office locations. He also announced his pertinent online contact information for the 58th Senate District. Murphysboro District Office: 342 North Street, Ste. C, Murphysboro, IL 62966. The office phone number is 618-684-...
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...
Members of the Dongola School band performed recently for Corinne Brown, a former band teacher. Sitting, from left, are Corinne Brown and Rebecca Gray. Standing are students Charles Duty, Evan Treat, Ashley Sullens and Mackenzie Kelley. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Corinne Brown, a former band teacher at Dongola High School, was surprised to see several Dongola band students and their teacher in the lobby at Union County Hospital in Anna on Thursday, Dec. 1. The students and their teacher were at the Anna hospital to perform a few Christmas songs for her. Jim...

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