Massac County

The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is seeking to purchase land from willing sellers for wetland mitigation in Hamilton, White, Saline, Gallatin, Hardin, Pope, Johnson and Massac counties, as well as the eastern portion of Jefferson, Williamson and Union counties. IDOT noted that...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ track team finished in third place at the Massac County Meet to open the spring season Friday, March 28. Harrisburg won the meet with 91 points, followed by West Frankfort with 37.5, A-J 35, Massac County 23.5, Vienna 23 and Goreville 17. First place...
Tourism was a lengthy topic of discussion at a recent regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 24, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Representatives of the Southernmost Illinois Tourism Bureau were on hand to share an annual report...
An ELITE Youth Entrepreneurship Camp is scheduled July 17-20 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin.   American Commercial Lines is the title sponsor for the camp, which is designed to Educate, Lead, and Inspire Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs.   Campers will learn how to research and write a business...
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, which had a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered guest speakers and information which encouraged farmers...
The 2017 Illinois spring trout fishing season is set to open Saturday, April 1, at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state.   Southern Illinois trout fishing locations include: The Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond in Jefferson County. The Ferne Clyffe State Park lake near Goreville in Johnson...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School boys’ and girls’ track teams will move up from Class 1A to 2A this season. “It will be tough,” A-J track coach Michael Eudy said. “We will be going against much bigger schools. It will be a change and a challenge.” The Wildcats return two state qualifiers...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School girls’ track season hasn’t begun yet, but two members have already done well in two indoor meets this past winter. Senior Brooke Miller, in the 400 and 800-meter runs, and freshman Julia Lasley, in the pole vault, both competed at indoor meets at Southern...
Union County farmers who attended the conference included, from left, Jeff Flamm  from Cobden; Mark Eddleman, president of the Union County Farm Bureau, from Dongola; and Paul Rich, director, Union County Farm Bureau, from Anna. Photo provided.
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, with a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered a variety of speakers and information encouraging farmers...
Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...

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