Union County

The accompanying photographs of the sunset were captured this week in Union County.
Area residents are invited to give the gift of life at an American Red Cross blood drive which is planned at Lick Creek School. The Lick Creek School Beta Club is sponsoring the blood drive. The blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Union County school. For more...
 Ashley, Eli and Brenley Barringer. Photo provided.
Having siblings can be a challenge and a blessing and that’s no different for the Barringer triplets of Union County. Eli, Brenley and Ashley Barringer celebrated their 16th birthday on Jan. 21, a huge milestone for any teenager. Eli, the only boy of the three, is technically the oldest. Brenley...
Second grade students at Lincoln Elementary School honored law enforcement personnel from the Illinois State Police, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Anna Police Department during Cookies with a Cop on Thursday, Jan. 26. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Officers from three law enforcement agencies which serve the Union County area were in for a treat at Lincoln Elementary School in Anna on Thursday, Jan. 26.  Second grade students, with the help of their teachers, honored the officers with a Cookies with a Cop event. Ten law enforcement personnel...
Rural Health Inc., RHI, is offering scholarship opportunities to students at area schools.  RHI offers health care services in Union, Johnson and Massac counties. Services which are offered include ob/gyn, medical, dental and psychiatry.   RHI is funding and administering eight health care...
Surveys of calling frogs and toads will be the focus of an upcoming meeting which is planned in the area. Volunteers are needed to assist with the surveys. Those who may be interested in volunteering are invited to attend an orientation session which is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the...
As the historic 100th  Illinois General Assembly prepared to meet in Springfield, State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, on Jan. 18 called on both Gov. Bruce Rauner and his fellow lawmakers to come to the negotiating table to do what is best for the residents of Illinois. Phelps represents the...
After nearly 18 months without a full budget, a bipartisan package of reforms, spending and revenue was unveiled in the Illinois State Senate, according to State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, also reported his support for action on proposed term limits of...
December...2012...folks with even a teeny, tiny bit of common sense would have stayed home following a blizzard on the day after Christmas.
This week, we're going to start with a few numbers: 1,035.2, 86.3 and 113. We'll get back to those numbers in just a bit. First up, allow me to make a bit of a serious observation. One day last week, your intrepid observer of The Journey Through Life was motoring back to The Paragraph Factory after...
From left are Union County Fair board member and treasurer Mike Meisenheimer, county fair office manager Marilyn Meisenheimer, Clare Bunyan, fair queen pageant assistant Linda Warren, fair queen pageant director Janice Osman and fair board member Dale Moreland. Photo provided.
The reigning Union County Fair queen earned special honors at the 2017 Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, IAAF, convention. The convention was held last Thursday through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. The annual convention, which is scheduled each January, includes a...

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