Union County

A deadline is approaching for those who might want to have a Thanksgiving dinner offered through the ministry of a Union County church. Again this year, the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna plans to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who would like to participate. Delivery...
The 96th interdenominational laymen’s breakfast is planned Monday, Nov. 21, in Anna. The breakfast is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. at the Main Street Center.  The center (the former Sunshine Inn building) is located across the street from the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Laymen’s...
These images of the November supermoon were captured Sunday night in the nighttime sky over Union County.
Union County residents had a chance to see a supermoon in the nighttime sky last Saturday and Sunday. The NASA website posted information about the supermoon. NASA explained that the supermoon which could be seen Monday night, Nov. 14, was “especially ‘super’ because it’s the closest full moon to...
Union County’s proposed tentative budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year has been posted for public viewing. The tentative, and balanced, budget was approved at a special meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners which was held first thing Monday morning, Nov. 14. The meeting was at the...
A Thanksgiving worship service is planned Thursday, Nov. 17, at Kornthal Church in Union County. The service begins at 7 p.m. Those who plan to attend the service are asked to bring canned food items to donate. The items will go to a local food pantry. The church is located 2 1/2 miles south of...
A freight train was about to make its way onto a bridge over the Big Muddy River north of metropolitan Wolf Lake last Friday afternoon.
During a period of about 72 hours last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I once again came to appreciate why Union County, and Southern Illinois, are such a nice place to call home, especially during autumn. Autumn is pretty much my favorite season. It seems to have taken a little big longer than usual...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement and special traffic enforcement patrols during November in Union County. The patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22.  Alvey said the alcohol countermeasure patrols...
Tuesday, Nov. 8, was Election Day. A total of 8,716 votes were cast in Union County. The county has 12,685 registed voters. Here's a look at unofficial election results from Union County, as tallied at the Union County clerk's office in Jonesboro: For Union County Circuit Clerk Democrat: Tiffany...
Tuesday, Nov. 8, is Election Day – voters in Union County will help to elect a new president of the United States, a new U.S. senator, state and local officials, judges, and decide the fate of a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution. Polling places in Union County’s 20 precincts are...
The Union County Housing Authority board plans to have a special meeting on Oct. 12. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the board room at the housing authority's main office in Anna. Human resource issues will be on the agenda for the meeting.

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