Union County

Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs visited the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro on Monday, Aug. 28. Photo provided.
Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs paid a visit to Union County last week. Frerichs met with local officials at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro, where he discussed programs which were available through the treasurer’s office. He also made a stop in Anna. During his visit, the...
The Union County Farm Bureau is calling on members for assistance as a special event draws near. As the organization approaches its 100th annual meeting and celebration of this milestone, the planning committee is seeking any old photos of the agricultural history of Union County. The committee...
A rare and never before seen total eclipse of the sunflower unfolded last Saturday morning. These exclusive images captured the phenomonomonomon, which likely will never be seen again...Photoshop truly is a wonderful toy...um...tool...
The morning commute on Wednesday, August 16, along old U.S. Route 51 between Cobden and metropolitan Anna was blessedly quiet, uneventful and almost free of any other traffic. On the journey to start another day of adventures at The Paragraph Factory, I couldn't help but think about what the...
Erin Dillow was crowned Sunday night as the 2017 Union County Fair queen. The queen and her court are Jericha Carter, second runner-up; 2017 fair queen Erin Dillow; Grace Pitts, first runner-up; and Brookelyn Cast, Miss Congeniality. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The 2017 Union County Fair queen was crowned Sunday night in Anna. Coronation of a new fair queen was one of the highlights of the opening weekend of the Union County Fair. The fair continues through this weekend at the Anna City Park in Anna. Sunday’s fair queen pageant also featured the...
Spectators viewed the solar eclipse from different parts of the Union County Fair at the Anna City Park in Anna. Photo by Amber Filbeck.
On Monday, August 21, the nation experienced a total solar eclipse. The path of the solar eclipse was across the entire continental United States, from Oregon to South Carolina. Thousands of people in Southern Illinois experienced the wonder of the total eclipse at locations which included the...
Union County Counseling Service, UCCS, plans to host its third 5K run/walk on Oct. 21. The event is set for 9 a.m. at the Anna City Park in Anna. The counseling service works to improve the mental health of children and adults throughout the communities it serves. Proceeds generated by the run/walk...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has announced plans to temporarily close part of a local highway due to a construction project. IDOT reported that Illinois Route 146 is scheduled to be closed Aug. 23-24 at the Interstate 57 overpass in Union County. The highway will be closed so...
The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is underway at the Anna City Park in Anna. The fair was scheduled to begin Aug. 18 and continues through Aug. 26 with a wide range of activities. On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur; activities are planned at the fair on that day. Eclipse Day Monday...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has announced plans to temporarily close part of a local highway due to a construction project. IDOT reported that Illinois Route 146 is scheduled to be closed Aug. 23-24 at the Interstate 57 overpass in Union County. The highway will be closed so...
Miss Union County Fair: from left are Madison Lingle, Brooklyn Cast, Grace Pitts, 2016 Miss Union County Fair Clare Bunyan, Jericha Carter and Erin Dillow. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow.
The pageant for Miss Union County Fair will be held on Sunday evening, Aug. 20, in front of the grandstand at 7:30 p.m. The Miss Union County Fair pageant is held annually on the first Sunday night of the fair.   Contestants compete for cash and prizes, including a Union County Fair board sponsored...

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