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Pulaski-Alexander Soil and Water Conservation District chairman Dale Shumaker has been honored for his service. Shumaker was recognized for his 20 years of service as a soil and water conservation district director at the recent 69th annual meeting of the Association of the Illinois Soil and Water...
The first activities have been planned for the commemoration of Illinois’ bicentennial in 2018. Events are scheduled to include a craft beer competition and a video contest with students in Illinois. “The Illinois bicentennial is an opportunity for us to come together and celebrate our great state...
The Illinois Lottery on June 27 announced a temporary change in its winner payment policy effective July 1, should funding for Lottery prizes not be approved by the Illinois General Assembly.  At the time that Monday’s Pub. went to press at around midday Thursday, June 28, a state budget had not...
Updates on uncertain financial situations facing the county’s 911 emergency communications system and highway department were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, June 23, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Union...
Budget inaction and continued uncertainty were on the minds of area superintendents during a June 20 meeting convened by State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, to discuss area schools’ cash flow issues. “Our school superintendents are increasingly frustrated with the ongoing impasse, and that...
From left are new Union County 911 coordinator Crystal Gurley; Steve Hartline, who is chairman of the Union County 911 board; and Jana Fear, who has retired as the system’s coordinator.
A celebration was held Tuesday, May 23, to say "job well done" to the coordinator of the Union County 911 emergency communications system. The celebration also gave those in attendance an opportunity to welcome the system’s new coordinator. The gathering was held in the community room at the Union...
The Cobden School Marching Appleknockers participated in the 2016 Veterans Day parade in Anna. File photo by Amber Skelton.
Fifty-eight junior high and high school band students are scheduled to leave Cobden Thursday evening, today, on a trip to Washington, D.C., to perform in the National Memorial Day Parade. The band from the Union County school will perform along with marching bands and veteran units from around the...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, center, welcomed Mayor Tyrone Coleman, Councilwomen Donna Brown, Connie Williams and Kathy McAllister.
Cairo was well-represented for the annual Illinois Municipal League’s Legislative Day at the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield on April 26. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, center, welcomed Mayor Tyrone Coleman, Councilwomen Donna Brown, Connie Williams and Kathy McAllister.
Students from an area school are scheduled to be in attendance at the annual Students for the Information Age TECH 2017 event, which is planned Tuesday, May 9, at the Illinois State Capitol Building in Springfield. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hundreds of...
A State Emergency Operations Center, SEOC, in Springfield was activated May 1 to ensure that state personnel and equipment are ready to be quickly deployed if needed to help local emergency responders with flooding-related public safety issues in several areas of the state. “Several inches of rain...

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