Solar eclipse

One of the displays at the visitors center at Giant City State Park features animals which can be found in the woods in our neck of the woods. The bobcat is one of those critters. So is Bob the Cat. I'm pretty sure that Bob the Cat could give a bobcat a run for its money.
A few casual observations before we get started on the good stuff... ...last week, it was so hot that I saw a chicken basting itself... ...speaking of chickens, they were laying eggs that were already hard boiled... ...dragonflies were getting so hot that they were turning into fire flies... ...we...
On Thursday, June 29, representatives of a number of emergency service organizations in Union County came together to devise a plan for the Aug. 21 total solar eclipse and providing their services to all of the visitors expected to appear for the event. Transport and housing of patients and...
Topics ranging from an August solar eclipse and storage space to barking dogs, trash on local roads and finances were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, April 28, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Solar...
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 Aug. 21 total solar eclipse will be the focus of two sessions which are planned Thursday, March 30, at Shawnee Community College’s extension center in Anna. The sessions are geared toward business owners and how they can prepare for the eclipse. The first session is scheduled from 4:30 p.m. to 5...
Budget talks were on the agenda for a special meeting of the Anna City Council which was called for Monday afternoon, Feb. 13. Anna’s new fiscal year begins on May 1. The budget, and plans for the special session, were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the city council. The regular...
The August 2017 solar eclipse which will be seen in the region is slated to be the focus of an upcoming meeting for area businesses. The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone, SIDEZ, is partnering with Illinois Small Business Development Center at Shawnee Community College to host the...
A website which is dedicated to the upcoming 2017 total solar eclipse in the United States has unveiled a list of unique places to view the event. The website, NationalEclipse.com, recently posted “Ten Unique Places to View the National Eclipse,” which includes Jackson County in Southern Illinois....
The August 2017 solar eclipse which will be seen in the region is slated to be the focus of an upcoming meeting for area businesses. The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone, SIDEZ, is partnering with Illinois Small Business Development Center at Shawnee Community College to host the...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announced on Sept. 26, that campsite reservations are now available at Southern Illinois State Parks and the World Shooting and Recreational Complex for visitors making plans to view the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21, 2017.  Reservations can be...

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