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The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team recently completed its 2017 season. The team had an awards night last week.
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team has wrapped up its 2017 season. Supporters of the Blue Dolphins said that the team had a great year, with 29 swimmers attending the Southern Illinois Swim League championship meet at Marion on July 29.   Of those attending the meet, 11 swimmers qualified for the...
From left are church members David Hogue and Sue Rohrschneider, Rep. Bost, church member Darrell Ross and Nick Rafael, Bost’s staff assistant.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., center, helped to serve a free community meal on Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Harvest Church of Southern Illinois in Anna. The Anna church offers the ministry as a service to the community each Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The meals have been served for about five...
Anna Fire Department personnel washed down the Henry Dillow Grandstand Monday to prepare for the 2017 Union County Fair in Anna. The fair is set to start this weekend at the Anna City Park, where the grandstand is located. The Anna Fire Department has done this for many years.
The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is scheduled Aug. 18-26 at the Anna City Park in Anna. On Monday, Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will occur; activities are planned at the fair on that day. Evening performances at this year’s fair are scheduled to include a queen pageant, Steve Hornbeak and the...
A total solar is eclipse is coming. That’s a certainty. For Union County emergency services personnel, the only certain thing about the eclipse is uncertainty surrounding the impact of the event. The total eclipse will occur on Monday, Aug. 21. Totality, when the sun is at its darkest, will be at 1...
The 137th 2017 Union County Fair is scheduled Aug. 18-26 at the Anna City Park in Anna. During the week of this year’s fair, a total solar eclipse will occur. Evening performances at this year’s fair are scheduled to include a queen pageant, Steve Hornbeak and the Main Street Players, a ranch rodeo...
Union County Counseling Service, UCCS, plans to host its third 5K run/walk on Oct. 21. The event is set for 9 a.m. at the Anna City Park in Anna. The counseling service works to improve the mental health of children and adults throughout the communities it serves. Proceeds generated by the run/walk...
Traffic patterns around a local school and plans for next year’s Independence Day fireworks display were among the items discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Aug. 1, at Anna City Hall. The traffic situation is related to a project at...
Janna Harner of Dongola was crowned Saturday night as the 2017 Cobden Peach Festival queen. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
A new Cobden Peach Festival queen was crowned last Saturday night. The 2017 queen is Janna Harner of Dongola.  Coronation of a new queen was one of the many highlights of the annual Cobden Peach Festival. Most of the Peach Festival activities were held at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden. The...
With as many as 200,000 additional people expected to be in Southern Illinois during the solar eclipse weekend, emergency management agencies and local authorities throughout the area have been meeting to insure plans are in place to address any problems that may arise.   Union County Hospital in...
The Anna Police Department has asked for the public's assistance in identifying two subjects who are allegedly involved in credit card tampering.  The police department was contacted by an identity theft victim from the Effingham area who stated her debit card number was used without her authority...

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