Again this year, the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna plans to provide a free Thanksgiving dinner for anyone who would like to participate. Delivery is planned between 11 a.m. and noon on Thanksgiving Day, which is Thursday, Nov. 24. The church notes that for each year the special...
Former Anna Mayor Kenneth H. Kohler, 93, died Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Mr. Kohler served back-to-back terms as the mayor of Anna, from 1987 to 1991 and from 1991 to 1995. During his time of service as mayor, Mr. Kohler was instrumental in bringing the Illinois Veterans...
The Union County Housing Authority board plans to have a special meeting on Oct. 12. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the board room at the housing authority's main office in Anna. Human resource issues will be on the agenda for the meeting.
Norman Hickam, who is the oldest member of the church, viewed some of the items which were on display last Saturday evening.
The faith community at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna celebrated 150 years of ministry in Union County on Saturday, Sept. 24. The church was founded in 1866 by a group of 17 people who met at the Methodist Church in Anna.    They then met in a store building until they built a...
The Pumpkin People are coming to visit the Clyde L. Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna this October.  Organizers report that 15 businesses/organizations have committed to setting up displays, which are scheduled to be available for viewing Oct. 7-16. The trail of pumpkin people...
The photograph features the display in front of the fire and police station in Anna.
Memorials commemorating the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, are on display in front of city hall and the fire and police station building in Anna. The accompanying photograph features the display in front of the fire and police station.
The long-term care facility at Union County Hospital in Anna has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The rating was for the most current reporting period and included measures related to quality, staffing, health inspection ratings and additional...
The Anna Police Department responded to more than 250 calls during July. The statistic was shared in Anna Police Chief Mike Hunter’s monthly report for July. Here’s a look at the July statistics: Activities Number of calls requiring response, 256. Number of walk in requests, 95. Number of traffic...
The next phase in an Anna downtown improvement project is scheduled to begin soon. A bid for the project was approved at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was held Tuesday evening, Aug. 16, at Anna City Hall. The city received two bids for the project. An engineer’s estimate...
Anna police confirm they are looking for this woman who is reported missing. Photo provided.
Anna police confirm they are looking for a woman reported missing.  The woman is described as standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 134 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a back and white long-sleeved jacket, a black shirt and jeans.  If you have information...


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