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Staging of the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center’s fourth annual children’s production is planned. “Scenes from Alice” is scheduled April 28-30 at the arts center, which is located at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna. Performances are set for 7 p.m. April 28 and 2 p.m. April 29-30. “Scenes from...
A new edition of a book highlighting the history of an area county has been published. Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter...
Lera Hoehner added some petals to her flower. She and her sister Jenna attended Paint the Town with their grandmother Carla Osman. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted Paint the Town in the parking lot across from Anna-Jonesboro National Bank in downtown Anna on Saturday, April 8. The community was invited to paint a picture in a four-foot by four-foot square. Kids also played in a bounce house. Lera Hoehner...
Local historian and author Darrel Dexter has written a new edition of the book titled “Pioneer Sketches of Union County, Illinois.”   The 200-plus page book is an edited and annotated update of the book Dexter published in 1986.  The collection of articles written by Dr. Sidney Smith Condon was...
Looking for Easter eggs? Checking out the pantry? A groundhog, AKA a woodchuck, was spotted in our backyard early Monday morning. The critter didn't seem to have a worry in the world.
So, I'm going through the Monday morning routine, getting ready to start another week at The Paragraph Factory.  I glance out the back door. Much to my surprise, I spot the back of a furry brown head, streaked with a fair amount of gray (hmmmm...just like mine), which belongs to a critter taking a...
More than 30 people attended a medical cannabis educational seminar, which was presented last Saturday at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. The seminar was presented by Caprice Sweatt (near the center at the top), the founder of Medical Cannabis Outreach.
Medical Cannabis Outreach Pain Management & Wellness Clinics hosted two educational seminars last weekend in Southern Illinois. The first of the two seminars was held Saturday morning at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. More than 30 people attended the seminar, which was in the auditorium at...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Nearly 40 area firefighters gathered last Thursday night to participate in a special training program. Instructors from the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign presented training which focused on handling a blaze involving propane gas. Three instructors presented the training. The Anna...
Several Union County student athletes have been named to the Southern Illini All-Conference basketball teams. The boys’ first team includes Noah Franklin, Cobden; Lane Ross, Vienna; Jalen Illeraza, Egyptian; Takevon Williford, Meridian; John David Bigler, Anna; and Brendan Dahncke, Vienna. The...
The Anna Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Easter egg hunt at the Anna City Park on Saturday morning, April 8. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Anna Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Easter egg hunt at the Anna City Park on Saturday morning, April 8. Kids posed for pictures with the Easter bunny and collected eggs filled with candy and money. The Anna Kiwanis Club has sponsored the popular event for many years. Photo by Amber Skelton.
An old concession stand near the grandstand at the Anna City Park was razed last week.
An old concession stand near the grandstand at the Anna City Park was razed last week. The demolition work was done by the city. Plans are moving forward on construction of a new concession stand building with restrooms as part of a major improvement project at the park. The project includes...

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