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Southern Seven Health Department this week is announcing that effective immediately, it will open up COVID-19 vaccinations to any adult 18 years old and up.  The health department noted in a news release that opening up vaccinations to the general public comes at a time when COVID-19 vaccine...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has been named as a 2021 Casey’s Cash for Classrooms grant recipient. The Union County school is receiving $4,950.  The Cash for Classrooms program awards grants to school districts to help fund school improvements, teacher support and training resources,...
Representatives from Arrowleaf and Camp Ondessonk met with Glenn and Jo Poshard of the Poshard Foundation at New Simpson Hill. The Poshard Foundation presented a donation of $10,180 to sponsor three dozen New Simpson Hill students for an after-school program at Camp Ondessonk in Southern Illinois. From left are Dan King, executive director, Camp Ondessonk; Nolan Hurst, camping services director, Camp Ondessonk; Glenn Poshard; Jo Poshard; Sherrie Crabb, executive director, Arrowleaf; Candace Armstrong, princ
(Editor’s note: the accompanying photograph and story are courtesy of The Vienna Times newspaper.) Every school district has students who have faced traumatic experiences and New Simpson Hill School is no exception.  For 22 years, the Poshard Foundation has sought to help such children throughout...
High water was seen under a railroad bridge over the Big Muddy River during a visit on Sunday afternoon, March 21. At the time, a flood warning was in effect for the river.
River flood warnings continued during the past week in the region – and more heavy rain was in the forecast. The National Weather Service office in Paducah was calling for the possibility of severe weather and locally heavy rain on Thursday, March 24, as Monday’s Pub. went to press. The weather...
Union County Hospital Auxiliary invites the community to attend what is billed as the “non-event of the year.” The organization is sponsoring an April Fool’s Day Auxiliary Dance to benefit patients at Union County Hospital in Anna. The big event is planned on April 1. The auxiliary says the dance...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants totaling over $17.8 million to four Southern Illinois health centers through the department’s Health Center Cluster funding program. The awarding of the grants was announced March 18 by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.  The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team has six games on its schedule during the spring 2021 season. The schedule features three home games and three road games. A-J’s season opened last weekend at Carterville. The Wildcats’ home schedule includes: Friday, March 26, 7 p.m., Senior...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and new patrol deputy Jessica Bridges. Photo provided.
History has been made with the assignment of the first woman to serve as a patrol deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel announced that Jessica Bridges recently was promoted to patrol deputy. Bridges was hired in April 2019 as a telecommunicator/...
Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton will be touring vaccine clinics in the Southern Illinois region this weekend in an ongoing effort to improve vaccine numbers for residents in areas with low protection rates. “Partnering with providers and having clinics in familiar locations in underserved communities...
Beginning Wednesday, March 24, Union County and Jackson County residents may collect firewood from designated areas within Giant City State Park. ​ Site staff recently removed hazard trees as well as ash trees that have been impacted by the emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle.  The...

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