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Photo by Geof Skinner.
A traditional Independence Day fireworks display was presented Tuesday night, July 4, at the Anna City Park in Anna. The display was presented by Brad Dawson of Anna. The presentation was coordinated through the Anna Fire Department.
American flags were on display last week at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. The veterans home is located along North Main Street in Anna. The nation will join in the celebration of Independence Day on Tuesday, July 4th. Independence Day celebrations are planned throughout the region. Many of the celebrations will include fireworks displays.
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, setting the 13 colonies on the road to freedom as a sovereign nation.  This most American of holidays will be marked with typical festivities ranging from fireworks, parades and concerts to more casual family...
As the paper prepared to go to press on Tuesday, it appeared that a fireworks display will be taking place on July 4th at the Anna City Park in Anna. Independence Day events also are planned in other area communities. Here’s a look at some of the events on the calendar for the holiday: Vienna The...
The Anna City Council last week voted, for a third time, against taking action to amend a municipal liquor ordinance. The proposed action could have led to the possible sale of beer and local wines at the Union County Fair. County fair officials say the revenue generated by such sales would provide...
Brayden Brown, 9, and Arika Brown, 10, stood at the base of a state record pin oak tree which had been growing along Lincoln Street in Anna. The tree, which died, has been cut down.
A state record pin oak tree which had been growing for many years along Lincoln Street in Anna has been cut down. The tree died. Last year, only one limb on the nearly 100-foot-tall tree appeared to still be alive. The tree was reported to have been falling apart and was a concern to the people in...
An Anna Sandlot Legends baseball camp for boys and girls 7-11 years old is planned at the Anna City Park June 26-29. Hours are scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. each day. The camp is designed to allow boys and girls the freedom to enjoy the game, to play as a team, to make decisions and to solve...
This is not Chuck. I'm guessing that this is one of Chuck's northern cousins. Chuck's cousin apparently is not very bright, either, because he/she was playing alongside the road, which was good when it comes to generating a somewhat blurry photograph, but not so good when it comes to longevity.
This week, dear readers, allow me to wax philosophical. And, you're asking yourself: What exactly does he mean when he's going to wax philosophical?  Thank you for asking. To be honest with you, to wax philosophical was one of those things I've heard hundreds of times on the Journey Through Life....
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna.
Swimmers make their way to the finish line in a heat of the 25-meter backstroke event last Saturday during an invitational meet hosted by the Anna Blue Dolphins swim team. The meet was at the Anna City Pool in Anna. The Blue Dolphins hosted teams from Carbondale, Du Quoin, Herrin, Marion, Mt....
Former WRAJ radio employee Tim Jones, left, presented a special memento to Don Michel. Jones gave Michel a turntable which had been used when WRAJ was in operation in Anna.
A special chapter in the life and history of Union County was remembered during an event which was held last week in Anna. About 20 people gathered Wednesday afternoon, June 14, at historic St. Anne’s Church to hear a presentation by former Union County resident Don Michel. He was introduced by...
Anna mayor Steve Hartline and the Anna City Council announced that, due to unforeseen circumstances, the annual 4th of July fireworks display held at the Anna City Park has been canceled. Hartline said in a press release that "the decision was not arrived at lightly." "City officials would like to...

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