Veterans

Janna Harner
Union County’s Janna Harner has achieved several accomplishments both in and outside the pageant world. She recently made the county proud by finishing as first runner-up at the Miss Illinois pageant. Harner is no stranger to pageants; she’s been competing since she was 14. However, it was her...
American flags were on display last week at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. The veterans home is located along North Main Street in Anna. The nation will join in the celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th. Independence Day celebrations are planned throughout the region. Many of the celebrations will include fireworks displays.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.  This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family...
From left are Thebes Historical Society members Twyla Wareing and Linda Shumaker. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Thebes Historical Society hosted a Memorial Day celebration on Saturday and Sunday, May 27-28. Visitors had an opportunity to see improvements at the historic Thebes Courthouse, including new bookcases which had been built by Dale Shumaker.
Dave Prosser, who is a veteran, paused for a moment among headstones and American flags at the Mound City National Cemetery. The moment was captured during a Memorial Day ceremony which was held at the national cemetery on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Dave Prosser, who is a veteran, paused for a moment among headstones and American flags at the Mound City National Cemetery. The moment was captured during a Memorial Day ceremony which was held at the national cemetery on Saturday, May 27. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
An honor guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna stands at attention while “Taps” was being played during a Memorial Day service held Monday morning at the Cobden Cemetery in Cobden.
Union County joined the nation in commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Memorial Day services were Monday morning at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 post near Anna and at the Cobden Cemetery in Cobden. Large crowds were in attendance for both of the services to...
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Alto Pass Veterans Memorial The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization plans to have a ceremony...
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...
A Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City National Cemetery. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Mound City National Cemetery An annual Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City...
Shawnee School District No. 84 in Wolf Lake welcomes the submission of names for inclusion on a Shawnee Veterans Memorial Wall. Veterans, living or deceased, with ties to the Shawnee School District, can have their names added to the memorial. Plans call for the memorial to be located on the front...
Shawnee School District No. 84 in Wolf Lake is seeking names for the Shawnee Veterans Memorial Wall. Veterans, living or deceased with ties to the Shawnee School District, can have their names added to the memorial. The wall is set to be located on the front north side lawn of the school, on the...

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