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The blues tribute band Small Chance performed at the Mounds Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 25. Band members are George Moss, drums; Gerald Long, keyboard; Larry Baldwin, vocals; and Owen Terry, guitar. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Black History Month was celebrated during February at the Mounds Public Library in Mounds. An exhibit showcased African Americans who have made significant contributions to American culture. On exhibit were 36 African Americans who are on U.S. postage stamps.   The displays featured a colored...
Vandalism at the Anna City Park again have surfaced as a matter of concern for officials in the Union County community. The concerns were voiced at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Feb. 21, at Anna City Hall. City administrator Steve Guined said...
I can tell you that this is a picture of a dragonfly. I can also tell you that even though it's been unseasonably warm, I have not seen any dragonflies out and about. This is what we call a file photo.
Up until a couple of weeks ago, I had never heard of fen communities. I had never heard of the Hine's emerald dragonfly. Now, I know at least a little bit, with the emphasis on "little," about fen communities and the Hine's emerald dragonfly. On Tuesday evening, February 21, your intrepid...
New dugouts along the first- and third-base lines are among the improvements. Work on one of the new dugouts was being done Thursday afternoon, Feb. 23, by Burns Masonry of Anna.
Major improvements are underway at Kiwanis Field at the Anna City Park in Anna. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s baseball team plays its home games at the field. The project is being spearheaded by the baseball team. New dugouts along the first- and third-base lines are among the improvements...
The Union County Museum in Cobden plans to reopen at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 4, after being closed for the winter.   The museum plans to present an exhibit about World War I.   This year marks the 100th anniversary of when the United States’ entered the “war to end all wars.”   The exhibit will...
The Union County Sheriff's Office, Union County Coroner's Office and the Illinois State Police are investigating the death of a 42 year old female identified as Amy J. Stanton.  Stanton was reported unresponsive to the Union County Sheriff's Office/911 Dispatch Center on Monday, Feb. 27, at 11:08 a...
Some of teacher Darrel Dexter’s history classes at Egyptian High School in Tamms listened to Marlene Rivero’s at the Civil War Weekend. Along with Rivero, who was dressed in clothing from the time, are students Grace Klingeman, Amanda Bennett, Tristan Parker, Daneesha Carthell, Tyra Huff, Rileigh Petermichel, Jordan Reeves, Kacia Houston, Cheyenne Petzoldt and Trevor Smith.
The Civil War era came to life during a recent event in Union County. The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center hosted a wide range of activities during its 2017 Civil War Weekend, which was presented from Wednesday, Feb. 15, through Sunday, Feb. 19. Activities included a play, exhibits,...
Area women are invited to be part of a special event which is planned during the Lenten season. The women of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church are planning to host their fourth annual Lenten Walks. Both churches are in Anna. The women plan to meet at 8 a.m. on Ash Wednesday,...
In the first row are, from left, Mike Meisenheimer, Clare Bunyan, Halford Dillow and Ron Knupp. In the second row are Keith Ellis, John Garner, Dale Moreland, Paul Rich, Daniel Theis, Jack Steele, Bill Clutts and Mike Yates. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Fair Board hosted 2016 fair queen Clare Bunyan of Cobden at a reception on Tuesday evening, Feb. 14, following her first runner-up finish at the Illinois State Fair queen pageant in January in Springfield. The reception was held at the Union County Fair Board office at the Anna...
The women of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church and Trinity Lutheran Church are planning to host their fourth annual Lenten Walks. Both churches are in Anna. The women plan to meet at 8 a.m. on Ash Wednesday, March 1, in the parking lot at Trinity Lutheran Church at 205 W. Jefferson St. In announcing the...

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