Union County

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...
Dr. Susan Spellman, known in Anna and Jonesboro schools and among her squad of volunteers as the tutoring lady, is retiring. For the past 14 years, Spellman, a Jonesboro resident, has trained and directed a volunteer program to tutor at-risk students in 1st through 8th grades in Anna and Jonesboro...
Young people are invited to attend a free junior golf program which is set during June at the Union County Country Club in Anna. The program runs June 13-19. The program will be taught by PGA professional Brandon Bierstedt. A four-day program is planned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 13-15,...
Young people are invited to attend a free junior golf program which is set during June at the Union County Country Club in Anna. The program is set to start June 13 and runs through June 19. The program will be taught by PGA professional Brandon Bierstedt. A four-day program is planned Tuesday,...
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers noted that only the...
The 2017 Union County farmers market is scheduled to open for the season on Tuesday, May 23, in Anna. The market is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon on each Tuesday during the growing season. Again this year, the market will be located in a municipal parking lot along East Davie Street near downtown...
Work was being done Saturday, May 6, to stabilize a sand boil situation along the Mississippi River levee near Wolf Lake.
Recent spring downpours and flooding have caused around $500,000 in damage in Union County. An update on the flooding – and the damage that it caused – was shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse...
The accompanying picture was taken along the Mississippi River levee west of Wolf Lake in Union County. The picture was taken Saturday, May 6, when the Mississippi River was nearing its crest.
Flood waters have been receding in the region – river levels rose throughout the area following recent heavy rainfall. Flood conditions have been occurring along both the Ohio and Mississippi rivers. Flooding also has occurred on numerous tributaries of both of those major rivers. The accompanying...
Participants are being sought for the 23rd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers noted that only the first...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team coach Barry Hinson emphasized a point during a presentation last week at a Union County Chamber of Commerce meeting in Cobden.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Southern Illinois University Carbondale men’s basketball team head coach Barry Hinson as a guest speaker on Thursday, May 4. Hinson addressed a gathering of about 30 people at a monthly meeting of the chamber of commerce.  The meeting was held at The...

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