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Union County State’s Attorney Tyler E. Tripp on Feb. 2 reported that Rusty A. Shipley, 21, of Anna, has been charged by information with three counts of criminal sexual assault, all Class 2 felonies; one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a Class 2 felony; and one count of unlawful...
The National Weather Service office in Paducah has issued a winter storm watch for the region in effect from Sunday night through late Monday night. Union County is included in the watch area, which includes part of Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky. According to the...
The Cobden High School FFA is planning a Food Pantry Challenge on Feb. 22. The FFA posted how the challenge will work on social media. The challenge will last one day. A local business will be challenged to make a donation to the FFA’s food pantry stock up activity. The business which is challenged...
Lenten Friday night fish fry dinners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden are coming back. Dates for the dinners are Feb. 19 and 26, and March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Serving of the dinners will be different this year. A select menu will be available, by pick up only, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For a...
With the number of people requesting the COVID-19 vaccine from Southern Seven Health Department increasing every day, so does the need for volunteers at the vaccine clinics.   As of Feb. 2, the health department reported that  8,000 southern seven county residents had registered to be called for an...
The Illinois Farm Bureau, IFB, plans to host virtual Rules for the Road transportation seminars for its members in 2021. The seminars will focus on transportation laws and regulations as they pertain to the agricultural industry. Rodney Knittel, IFB’s assistant director of transportation and...
The Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR, plans to begin accepting 2020 state individual income tax returns on Friday, Feb. 12. IDOR noted Feb. 12 is the same date that the Internal Revenue Service, IRS, plans to begin accepting federal individual income tax returns. If a taxpayer electronically...
Community Health and Emergency Services, CHESI, Southern Seven Health Department and the University of Chicago’s Center for Asian Health Equity have partnered to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in Southern Illinois.  The project is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
“The third Monday in January must be viewed as more than a day off. It must serve as a day that not only remembers the dream and the dreamer, but as a day to honor, commemorate and value the struggle that will add to the greatness of this nation.” Those words were spoken by keynote speaker Dr....
Southern Seven Health Department announced Jan. 19 that it is entering Phase 1B of the COVID-19 vaccination schedule.  Southern Seven Health Department said in a news release that Phase 1B opens the vaccines to a wider group of individuals living within the region it serves. Southern Seven Health...

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