The Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, this week announced the 10 finalists for the 2018 Illinois teacher of the year.  One of the finalists is Jamie Nash-Mayberry. Nash-Mayberry is a social studies teacher at Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake. The high school is part of Shawnee Community Unit...
Union County Hospital in Anna has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Critical Access Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.  The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to...
Jim Burnes and Jonesboro Elementary School student Jaley Watkins. Photo provided.
Jaley Watkins of Jonesboro Elementary School was awarded the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association, SIJHSAA, Jim Burnes Leadership Award for Region 1 on Friday, May 5, at Alongi’s in Du Quoin. Jaley is the daughter of Brad and Jaime Watkins. SIJHSAA is one of two organizations...
From left are Olivia Bowen and Olivia Capel. Photo provided.
Union County Cadette Troop 8552 has two groups of girls who earned their Girl Scout Silver Award.  The Silver Award is the highest honor a Junior High Girl Scout can earn.  In early April, they were recognized and presented with their Silver awards at the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois “All that...
(L-R) AHA Mission Lifeline director Art Miller; Lisa Miller, cardiovascular quality and acute cardiac manager at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale; Union Co. Board of Commissioners chairman Richard Cunningham; Nathan Bressner, EMS specialist at Memorial Hospital; Union Co. commissioner Bobby Toler Jr.; Grant Capel, dir. of the Union Co. Ambulance Service; Union Co. commissioner Max Miller; and Brad Robinson, EMS coordinator at Memorial Hospital.
The Union County Ambulance has received the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline EMS Bronze Award. The ambulance service received the award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. The ambulance service's special...

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