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The Village of Alto Pass is planning to host a Cinco de Mayo Festival on Saturday, May 4. The celebration begins at 9 a.m. and continues until 9 p.m. at the park in downtown Alto Pass. The day’s festivities will include authentic a Cinco de Mayo queen and king contest, a parade, a performance by...
Illinois state officials on Wednesday, April 24, announced Community Development Block Grant, CDBG, for Housing Rehabilitation recipients. A total of $8.9 million has been awarded to 14 communities, which will support housing rehabilitation projects. Awards for local governments range from $539,000...
Project updates and plans for upcoming events were among the topics discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council.  The meeting was Tuesday evening, April 16, at Anna City Hall. In a consent agenda matter, an engineering service agreement with Horner & Shifrin was approved...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, recently issued updated consumption advisories for sport fish caught in Illinois waters.  The advisories can be found online at dph.illinois.gov. The advisories are based on routine testing conducted by the Illinois Fish Contaminant Monitoring Program...
The Saluki Takeover Tour of Southern Illinois is scheduled to make stops in  area communities. After successful events in Chicago, St. Louis, Springfield, Florida and Nashville, Tenn., the Saluki Takeover Tour is scheduled visit all 17 of the region’s counties, starting April 24 and continuing...
Everyone is invited to come gather ’round the fire at the Trail of Tears State Forest near Jonesboro at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, for Shawnee Chapter Illinois Audubon Society’s Under the Stars & Around the Campfire program.  Southern Illinois’ own local folk duo Carter and Connelley will provide...
A small earthquake was reported to have occurred in the early morning hours of Monday, April 22, in the Union County area.  The University of Memphis Center for Earthquake Research and Information reported on its website that the earthquake happened at about 3:52 a.m. 0.839 of a mile west of Mill...
Martha Ann Webb of Anna invites members of the community to be a part of the upcoming Annabelle Festival Trail. Photo provided.
It is said that Harriet Kirkpatrick of the famous Anna Pottery family discovered Annabelle hydrangeas in 1910 while riding her horse in the woods near Anna.  She and Amy Kirkpatrick went back and dug up some of the plants and took them home to put in the family’s yard. The Kirkpatrick family...
Mary M. Richardson
Mary M. Richardson, 81, of Anna, died Friday, April 5, 2024, at her home.  She was born on May 31, 1942, in Anna, the daughter of Elmer and Lena Bruner Gibbs. She married Jerry Richardson on April 30, 1960. She worked for over 20 years at Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna as a...
Illinois’ overall respiratory virus level remains at a moderate level according to the latest CDC data, while COVID-19 hospitalizations have continued to decline in recent weeks, the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, reported Friday, March 15. The total number of COVID-19 hospitalizations...

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