Williamson County

Union County farmers who attended the conference included, from left, Jeff Flamm  from Cobden; Mark Eddleman, president of the Union County Farm Bureau, from Dongola; and Paul Rich, director, Union County Farm Bureau, from Anna. Photo provided.
Members representing local county Farm Bureaus attended the Illinois Farm Bureau’s 2017 Governmental Affairs and Leadership Conference, which was March 1-2 in Springfield. The conference, with a theme of “Together Towards Tomorrow,” offered a variety of speakers and information encouraging farmers...
A utility pole in Anna was left leaning haphazardly following heavy thunderstorms Tuesday night, Feb. 28, into the early morning on Wednesday, March 1. Photo by Amber Skelton.
A week after the region experienced deadly tornadoes, another round of severe weather rumbled through the region Monday night and early Tuesday, March 6-7. Tornadoes swept through Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois Monday night and early Tuesday morning, Feb. 28 and March 1. The tornadoes...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reports that hunters harvested a preliminary total of 79,429 deer during the seven-day state firearm deer season that closed on Sunday, Dec. 4.  That figure compares to the final total of 86,847 deer harvested during the seven days of the firearm...
anthill gallery & vintage curiosities in downtown Cobden is hosting its eighth annual Off the Wall Holiday Group Artist Exhibition through Dec. 23.  The holiday exhibition features a wide selection of functional and decorative works of art by 60 regional artists and artisans.   Larger framed...
Harvest totals for hunters in Illinois were down significantly during the first weekend of this year’s firearm deer season, which was Nov. 18-20. The second part of the season is scheduled for Dec. 1-4. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources reports that hunters in Illinois harvested a...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, and Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, are reminding motorists that during fall, they need to be especially vigilant and watch for deer on roads and highways throughout the state. Autumn coincides with the mating season and increased...
Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick has announced that the Sheriff's Office Firing Range will be open to persons that would like to sight in their hunting guns for the upcoming firearm deer season.  The range will be open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12. The range will be...
Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick announced an upcoming traffic safety campaign. Through the next several weeks, roadside safety checks will be scheduled during both daytime and nighttime hours in order to encourage safe driving through the Halloween holiday and the remainder of October. These...
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is participating in the next National Prescription Drug Take Back event. The Williamson County Sheriff's Office, along with hundreds of other local law enforcement agencies, will host drug collection events on Saturday, Oct. 22, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.. The...
MARION – A single-engine plane crashed at Williamson County Airport in Marion Friday, June 10, leaving one man dead and another critically injured. John Alleman, 56 of Carbondale, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Todd Greiner, 64 of West Frankfort, was injured and taken to a St. Louis-area...

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