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Balloons were released in celebration of the boat dedication. Honorees and loved ones broke the ceremonial bottles aboard the M/V Rickey Hughes. Photos by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
American Commercial Barge Line in Cairo held a boat dedication ceremony on Thursday, Aug. 25. Five boats were dedication in honor of Rickey Hughes, Terry E. Bennett, Mark Glaab, Barbara R. Lang and Dale Robbins. Before the ceremony, guests had the opportunity to tour the M/V Rickey Hughes. During...
During National Preparedness Month in September, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood to help ensure a readily available blood supply for emergencies. Whether blood is needed for a chronic condition such as sickle cell disease, a routine surgery, a traumatic accident or a...
The 22nd annual Cache River Days are planned in Ullin.  Activities are scheduled from Thursday through Sunday, Sept. 8-11. The theme for the celebration is “Enjoy Adventures and Southern Hospitality Along Cache.” Here’s a look at events which are planned during Cache River Days: Thursday, Sept. 8 6...
Republican state senate candidate Paul Schimpf, left, talked with WIBH radio co-owner Moury Bass last week during a visit to the Union County Fair in Anna.
Retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant colonel and 58th State Senate candidate Paul Schimpf, a Republican from Waterloo, announced Reason Number 4 of his Six Reasons to Pick Paul in 2016 on Aug. 24 during a live interview with WIBH radio at the Union County Fair in Anna. Schimpf is running against...
The long-term care facility at Union County Hospital in Anna has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rating was for the most current reporting period and included measures related to quality, staffing, health inspection ratings and additional...
A meet and greet event is planned Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Cobden for 12th District Congressional candidate CJ Baricevic. The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at The Old Feed Store in downtown Cobden. Food and drinks will be served. For more information or to RSVP, contact Jessica Hopkins at...
September is National Preparedness Month, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA, encourages everyone to make disaster preparedness a priority. “National Preparedness Month serves as a reminder that we all need to prepare for disasters and emergencies,” said Andrew Velasquez III, FEMA...
During a regular Union County Board of Commissioners meeting which was held Friday, Aug. 26, county officials determined that a special board meeting was in order for the presentation of a proposal to form a joint emergency telephone systems board, ETSB, with Alexander County. The proposal is...
Action was taken by Gov. Bruce Rauner on five bills as part of Veterans Day at the recent 2016 Illinois State Fair in Springfield.  Two of the bills support the families of Illinois veterans.  HB4389 designates the day after Gold Star Mother’s Day as Gold Star Family Day to be observed throughout...
Members of the Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, had the opportunity at an Aug. 25 meeting to view the preliminary state-level results from the 2015-16 Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, PARCC, assessment.  The initial release was part of a commitment to...

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