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New K-9 officer Kaiser waited patiently while his handler, Deputy Eric Ralls, answered questions from 3rd graders at Anna Junior High School on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Learning came to life for a group of 3rd grade students at Anna Junior High School when they got a visit from the Union County Sheriff Office’s newest officer on Wednesday, Feb. 15.  Newly acquired K-9 Kaiser stopped by with his handler, Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Eric Ralls, to give the...
The Illinois Native Plant Society's Southern Chapter plans to present a program about an endangered dragonfly on Tuesday, Feb. 21, in Anna. The free program is set for 6 p.m. at Stinson Memorial Library at 409 S. Main St. Guest speaker Bruce Henry is scheduled to present a program titled "Fen...
Open auditions for "Scenes From Alice" are scheduled Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 20-21, with call-backs on Wednesday Feb. 22, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at the Anna Arts Center in Anna. A variety of roles are available. "Scenes from Alice," is an adaptation combining materials...
A sign language class taught by Beth Schumacher is planned at the Anna Arts Center in Anna. Schumacher graduated from MacMurray College with a deaf education degree. She then went straight to the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind and taught there for 13 years.  Classes are six weeks starting...
Budget talks were on the agenda for a special meeting of the Anna City Council which was called for Monday afternoon, Feb. 13. Anna’s new fiscal year begins on May 1. The budget, and plans for the special session, were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the city council. The regular...
A Civil War Weekend is planned Feb. 16-19 at the Shawnee Hills Art Council/Anna Arts Center in Anna.  The arts council/arts center has announced that highlights for the weekend include presentation of a play, “Soldier Come Home”; exhibits, which include guns and quilts; reenactors and storytelling...
Dr. Ashley Aylesworth
Dr. Ashley Aylesworth of Marion Eye Center’s Anna office completed her doctorate degree at Nova Southeastern University’s, NSU, College of Optometry in 2016.  Her clinical rotations were at WJB Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C., Easton Eye Care in Oakland Park, Fla., and a pediatric and...
Community members are invited to attend an open house next week hosted by the Union County Soil and Water Conservation District. The invitation is extended by the district’s directors: Carlyn Light, Larry Hale, Dana Eddleman, Kent Treece and Bill Littrell. The open house is scheduled Tuesday, Feb....
The Union County CEO advisory board is accepting applications for the 2017-2018 class through Feb. 15.   All Union County students who will be juniors or seniors next year are welcome to apply.  Applications are available from each high school’s guidance counselor. Interested home-schooled students...
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned Thursday, Feb. 9, in Union County. The blood drive is scheduled from noon until 6 p.m. in the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church in Anna.

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