Anna

Young people are invited to attend a free junior golf program which is set during June at the Union County Country Club in Anna. The program is set to start June 13 and runs through June 19. The program will be taught by PGA professional Brandon Bierstedt. A four-day program is planned Tuesday,...
The 2017 Union County farmers market is scheduled to open for the season on Tuesday, May 23, in Anna. The market is scheduled from 7 a.m. to noon on each Tuesday during the growing season. Again this year, the market will be located in a municipal parking lot along East Davie Street near downtown...
In observance of Mental Health Awareness Month during May, Union County Counseling Services, UCCS, is planning several activities.  A viewing of “Unlisted, a Story of Schizophrenia,” and a discussion are planned at UCCS from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 16. UCCS is located at 204 South St. ...
Jadden Brimm introduced the audience to the play as Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll to write the two novels. Photos by Amber Skelton.
Alice in Wonderland (Jossilin Needling) met Alice Through the Looking Glass (Brinley Corbit) in the play “Scenes from Alice,” written and directed by Dr. Lynn Steveson.  The play was performed April 28-30 at the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna.  The arts center’s Lee Hackney...
A ribbon cutting was held to formally open a Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show, which was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Young entrepreneurs from Union, Jackson, Perry and Williamson counties were featured in the trade show.
A ribbon cutting was held to formally open a Southern Illinois Youth Entrepreneur Trade Show, which was held Tuesday evening, April 25, at the Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Young entrepreneurs from Union, Jackson, Perry and Williamson counties...
The Anna City Council again has said no to a proposal to amend the city’s liquor ordinance to allow for the possible sale of beer and wine at the Union County Fair. The issue was once again addressed at a regular meeting of the city council which was held Tuesday evening, May 2. The meeting was at...
High school graduation and 8th grade promotion celebrations are planned at public schools in Union County.  The schedule for the ceremonies includes: Anna Community Consolidated District No. 37 8th grade promotion: Thursday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School No. 81 High...
Historian and author Darrel Dexter, standing, shared some stories about the Union County area’s history during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna.
A new edition of a book about Union County history was featured during a presentation held last Sunday afternoon at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.” The PAST...
Ruby, a puppy who is approximately eight months old, is housed at the Union County Animal Control located outside of Anna. Ruby, along with the other animals pictured on this page, was available for adoption at the time of printing. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Union County Animal Control, located between Anna and Cobden, deals with animals in several ways, such as abuse cases, relocation and adoption.  UCAC officer Dirk Wright said that animal abuse is not a major problem in Union County, but it does occur, most being repeat offenders. He said if...
The current facility for PAWS Place Adoption Center, pictured above, is located 139 E. Vienna St. in Anna, across from Dairy Queen. The 1,100 square-foot building has represented hope for the more than 6,000 animals who have found homes through PAWS. Funds are being raised for the construction of a new, larger facility. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Though it’s recently taken a very large blow in the loss of longtime facility manager Penny South, PAWS Place Adoption Center in Anna hasn’t give up on its mission to provide a safe place for animals and a chance to find a loving, permanent home. PAWS, which stands for Pets Are Worth Saving, is a...

Pages

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette St.
Anna, Illinois 62906
Office Number: (618) 833-2158
Email: news@annanews.com

Sign Up For Breaking News

Stay informed on our latest news!

Comment Here