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Anna hosted a visit by two of Illinois’ newest state senators on Monday, Jan. 30.  Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, and Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, toured the Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna, where they spoke with residents, caregivers and administrators. Schimpf represents the 58th...
No injuries were reported when a fire destroyed a barn between Anna and Lick Creek on Wednesday evening, Jan. 25.
No injuries were reported when a fire destroyed a barn between Anna and Lick Creek on Wednesday evening, Jan. 25.  The blaze was reported to the Anna Fire Department at about 4:28 p.m. The Anna, Cobden and Jonesboro fire departments responded to the call at 6275 Lick Creek Rd., about 7.5 miles from...
Second grade students at Lincoln Elementary School honored law enforcement personnel from the Illinois State Police, the Union County Sheriff’s Office and the Anna Police Department during Cookies with a Cop on Thursday, Jan. 26. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Officers from three law enforcement agencies which serve the Union County area were in for a treat at Lincoln Elementary School in Anna on Thursday, Jan. 26.  Second grade students, with the help of their teachers, honored the officers with a Cookies with a Cop event. Ten law enforcement personnel...
Brooke Miller and Ray Hogan
The Old Feed Store in Cobden looks the same from the outside, but on the inside, the apartment upstairs is getting a makeover. The apartment isn’t being redone because it was outdated or needed repairs, but because there is a new owner.  Brooke Miller recently bought The Old Feed Store from Ray and...
December...2012...folks with even a teeny, tiny bit of common sense would have stayed home following a blizzard on the day after Christmas.
This week, we're going to start with a few numbers: 1,035.2, 86.3 and 113. We'll get back to those numbers in just a bit. First up, allow me to make a bit of a serious observation. One day last week, your intrepid observer of The Journey Through Life was motoring back to The Paragraph Factory after...
A firefighter removes debris from a house in Anna Monday morning.
No injuries were reported following a fire which destroyed a house in Anna early Monday morning. The blaze was reported to the Anna Fire Department at 6:22 a.m. Monday at a residence at 205B E. Vienna St.  The structure was located along an alley between East Vienna and East Chestnut streets. The...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center again is offering area residents an opportunity to adopt a flamingo for a good cause. Proceeds generated by the special project will go to the arts center’s capital development fund, and specifically for the replacement of restrooms in the performing...
The Egyptian Regional Human Rights Authority of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission plans to meet Thursday, Jan. 26, in Anna. The meeting is set for 5 p.m. at in the conference room at Shawnee Community College’s extension center at 1150 E. Vienna St. in Anna. The authority will...
A merger agreement involving two regional financial institutions has been announced. The Southeast Missourian and Daily American Republican newspapers reported the merger. An article in the Sunday, Jan. 15, issue of the Southeast Missourian reported that “Southern Missouri Bancorp Inc., parent...
A layer of ice coated branches when this picture was taken last Friday night during a walk through Cobden. To tell you the truth, it would have made a lot more sense to have stayed inside, where it was warm.
Good writers are supposed to avoid the use of cliches. I suppose the key words in that observation would be "good" and "supposed." You've probably noticed that this writer uses the cliche that "a picture is worth a thousand words" fairly often. More often than ought to be done, quite honestly....

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