Union County

Union County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0287. The issuing of the tentative multiplier was announced in a March 15 news release from the Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR. The tentative multiplier number also had been reported at a March 10 meeting of...
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...
April’s arrival next week will bring with it the 2017 observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In commemoration of the month, WIBH radio in Anna again is leading a community-wide Blue Ribbons for Kids campaign, which is in its seventh year. WIBH sales and promotion manager Shawnna Rhine...
More than 30 farmers from Illinois went to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to discuss Illinois Farm Bureau priorities. Among those attending was Wayne Sirles of Alto Pass. Sirles is in the center of the photo. Photo provided.
Alto Pass farmer and Union County Farm Bureau member Wayne Sirles was one of 30 Illinois farmers who traveled to Washington, D.C., earlier this month to lobby for Illinois Farm Bureau, IFB, priorities. Led by Adam Nielsen, IFB’s director of national legislation and policy development, the group’s...
“Keep It Local. Keep Us Connected” is the theme for a Union County United event which is set for Thursday evening, March 23. The event is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at StarView Vineyards near Cobden. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Sponsors include Union County Women in Business,...
A Rising Up for Change coalition meeting is scheduled on Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at the Fellowship House prevention office, located at 507 Freeman Street in Anna. The first part of the meeting will be as usual; the rest of the time will be used for prepping for “Overlooking The Obvious” event...
Larry Hill of Anna had a hole-in-one while playing golf March 9 at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Hill aced the 100-yard No. 15 hole using a pitching wedge. The shot was witnessed by his wife, Jean Hill.
Illinois State Police District 22 personnel plan to conduct Nighttime Enforcement, NITE, patrols in Union County during March. Plans for the patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of District 22. The district has its headquarters in Ullin. Alvey said in a news...
Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...
Snow and cold followed quickly on the heels of 75-degree temperatures during the past week in the Union County area. Bitter cold temperatures were in the forecast on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings of this week.  The National Weather Service office in Paducah early this week issued a freeze warning...

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