From left are WYFL board member Billy Abernathy, board vice president Casey Johnson, Josh McFadden, 7th-8th grade team head coach Rollie Hawk, Phil McGrath, board president Tim Denny and A-JCHS head football coach Brett Detering. Photo provided.
With summer just around the corner, the Wildcat Youth Football League is getting prepared for another season. The league, which includes teams for 1st grade through 8th grade, welcomes students from all Union County schools to compete and build a base of fundamental skills that will apply not only...
The Saturday Maniacs Youth Bowling League was represented at recent state competition in Peoria and Pekin. Photo provided.
On Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, young people from the Saturday Maniacs Youth Bowling League hosted at the Strike Zone in Anna went to the Illinois United States Bowling Congress Youth Association State Tournament in Peoria and Pekin. On Saturday, the participants bowled in doubles and singles...
Shawnee Community College plans to host 14 summer camps for young people starting June 5. A variety of camps are planned. Here’s a look at the schedule: Soccer Camp: June 5-7, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Ages 7-12. The fee is $30.  Renewable Energy Camp: June 5-...
 In the front, from left, are State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, D-Maywood; State Rep. Juliana Stratton, D-Chicago; Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds; State Sen. Karen McConnaughay, R-St. Charles; and State Rep. Avery Bourne, R-Raymond. Photo provided.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds joined prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs from throughout Illinois last week to meet with leaders in Springfield about the impact of the ongoing state budget impasse on programs for children that prevent crime.    “We know investing in our youth...

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