Wolf Lake

Polling places have been set for the Tuesday, April 4, elections in Union County. Union County Clerk Terry Bartruff noted that polls are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. The polling places, by precinct, follow: Anna 1 and 2: Main Street Center, 400 S. Main St., Anna....
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, joined for a picture with Jamie Nash-Mayberry and her classes following the students’ presentation about the condition of the local levee system. Photo by Amber Skelton.
State Senators Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, visited Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake on Wednesday, March 22, to hear a presentation from the students about the condition of the Big Muddy levees. Students from Jamie Nash-Mayberry’s economics and history classes had...
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The band featured students from Anna, Century, Cobden, Cypress/Buncombe, Dongola, Egyptian, Goreville, Jonesboro, Shawnee and Massac County junior high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The event brings band students from the area together to practice and then to present a concert. Shawnee Community College band director Lee VanAlstine worked with students for one day before the performance....
Shawnee National Forest to use prescribed fire on March 5 and 6, weather permitting. Prescribed fire is a planned fire that is overseen by professionals. Fall marked the beginning of the forest’s prescribed burn season, during which professionals plan to burn up to 10,000 acres.  Prescribed fires...
Shawnee Community College near Ullin hosted the annual Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, WYSE, Academic Challenge on Feb. 9. Eleven of the 12 high schools in the college’s district competed at the event. Participating high schools were separated into two divisions based on their...
Shawnee High School at Wolf Lake will be represented at the Illinois Democracy School Civics Conference in Chicago March 9-10. Shawnee social science teacher Jamie Nash-Mayberry is attending, along with seniors Drew McLane and Abby Livesay. This will be the girls’ first visit to Chicago.  Emily...
Sean Copeland
A graduate of a Union County high school has been recognized for special achievements which he has accomplished during a career in the broadcasting field. Sean Copeland has been selected as the 2016-2107 Shawnee’s Best recipient by the Shawnee Community Unit School District No. 84 Board of...
A freight train was about to make its way onto a bridge over the Big Muddy River north of metropolitan Wolf Lake last Friday afternoon.
During a period of about 72 hours last Friday, Saturday and Sunday, I once again came to appreciate why Union County, and Southern Illinois, are such a nice place to call home, especially during autumn. Autumn is pretty much my favorite season. It seems to have taken a little big longer than usual...
Shawnee High School senior government students who worked on teams for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gathered for a photo following a mock debate. The debate was held last Friday afternoon in the gym at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake.
Students portraying the nation’s two major political parties’ presidential candidates faced off during a mock presidential debate which was held last Friday afternoon at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake. The event involved 27 high school government students taught by Jamie Nash-...
One of those who was on hand to see No. 844 was Josh Cox of Lick Creek. Cox is owner of Skyborne 4D and the pilot of a drone which he used to capture aerial images of the locomotive. At one point, the drone crossed directly in front of No. 844.
Nearly 100 people of all ages gathered at a railroad crossing in Wolf Lake on Wednesday, Oct. 19, when the Union Pacific’s “Living Legend”No. 844 steam locomotive made a stop in the Union County community. Union Pacific reported on its website that No. 844 was on a journey of more than 1,200 miles...

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