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An honor guard from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna stands at attention while “Taps” was being played during a Memorial Day service held Monday morning at the Cobden Cemetery in Cobden.
Union County joined the nation in commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. Memorial Day services were Monday morning at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 post near Anna and at the Cobden Cemetery in Cobden. Large crowds were in attendance for both of the services to...
During May’s observance of Trauma Awareness Month, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to help ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients with traumatic injuries and other serious medical needs by donating blood or platelets.  The National Trauma Institute reports that trauma...
A statue at the Anna Cemetery in Anna honors the memory of soldiers who gave their lives during World War I.
The area and the nation pause to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 29. A statue at the Anna Cemetery in Anna honors the memory of soldiers who gave their lives during World War I. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the United States entering the war. 
Shawnee Hills Lavender near Cobden hosted u-pick events in 2016. The farm was established in 2014 and is owned by Charlotte and Doug Clover. File photo.
(Editor’s note: the following article is shared by Susan Odum, who is a University of Illinois Extension community economic development educator.) *** Early June is a great time to enjoy the excellence of Southern Illinois’ grape and wine industry at one of the many vineyards within the boundary of...
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Alto Pass Veterans Memorial The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization plans to have a ceremony...
Dr. Susan Spellman, known in Anna and Jonesboro schools and among her squad of volunteers as the tutoring lady, is retiring. For the past 14 years, Spellman, a Jonesboro resident, has trained and directed a volunteer program to tutor at-risk students in 1st through 8th grades in Anna and Jonesboro...
The Anna City Pool opens May 29. A public swim is set from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Admission prices are $3, or buy a $25 pass for 10 entries to the pool.
The Anna City Council last week revisited concerns related to actions at the municipal cemetery on the Independence Day holiday. The council also formally said farewell to a long-time employee. The council met in regular session Tuesday evening, May 16, at Anna City Hall. Cemetery Concerns Actions...
Shawnee Community College plans to host 14 summer camps for young people starting June 5. A variety of camps are planned. Here’s a look at the schedule: Soccer Camp: June 5-7, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Ages 7-12. The fee is $30.  Renewable Energy Camp: June 5-...
Young people are invited to attend a free junior golf program which is set during June at the Union County Country Club in Anna. The program runs June 13-19. The program will be taught by PGA professional Brandon Bierstedt. A four-day program is planned Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 13-15,...
A Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City National Cemetery. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Memorial Day will be commemorated with a variety of special events which are planned in the area. Memorial Day is Monday, May 29. The schedule of special events planned in the area includes: Mound City National Cemetery An annual Memorial Day program is planned Saturday, May 27, at the Mound City...

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