Southern Illinois

A Southern Illinois Hummingbird Festival is planned Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County. The event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon. The large pavilion and white barn along the Trail of Tears Road (northwest of Jonesboro) have been reserved for the event.   Organizers...
The Genealogy Society of Southern Illinois plans to have its annual conference and book fair on Saturday, Aug. 12, at John A. Logan College in Carterville. The event is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ray Hancock Conference Center at the college. The keynote speaker is set to be Mark Lowe,...
A Southern Illinois Hummingbird Festival is planned Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County. The event is planned from 9 a.m. to noon. The large pavilion and white barn along the Trail of Tears Road (northwest of Jonesboro) have been reserved for the event.   Organizers...
Illinois 4-H is inviting the public to a front row seat for the historic total solar eclipse in August in Southern Illinois, where the sun’s path creates the longest duration of darkness. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, plans to host...
Dr. Suzanne Clarke
Union County Hospital welcomed Dr. Suzanne Clarke as a new primary care provider to the Convenient Care Clinic in Anna on Thursday, July 20, with a reception in her honor. Clarke comes to the Southern Illinois area from Savannah, Ga., citing the scenery as a motivation. “It’s beautiful,” she said...
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...
These pictures were taken at the camp on Tuesday evening, July 18.
Fall – and football – may seem like they are a long way off during the sweltering heat and humidity of a Southern Illinois summer. But football took center stage during the Wildcat Youth Football League’s annual camp. The camp was held July 17-20 on Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s practice...
Dangerous heat is expected through Sunday in the region. On Monday afternoon, the National Weather Service office in Paducah issued an excessive heat watch for Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky. The weather service stated on its website that “dangerous heat” was expected to...
Janna Harner
Union County’s Janna Harner has achieved several accomplishments both in and outside the pageant world. She recently made the county proud by finishing as first runner-up at the Miss Illinois pageant. Harner is no stranger to pageants; she’s been competing since she was 14. However, it was her...
Southern Illinois musician Kevin Lucas is planning to perform a benefit concert in support of the Good Samaritan House. The concert is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, at Alto Vineyards in Alto Pass. Donations, including canned food items, will be accepted at the concert.

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