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Construction of a new concessions/restroom building is underway as part of a major improvement project at the Anna City Park in Anna.
Construction of a new concessions/restroom building is underway as part of a major improvement project at the Anna City Park in Anna. Wissinger Construction of Cairo is the general contractor for the project; local subcontractors also have been working on the project. The building project is slated...
Dr. Peggy Bradford
Dr. Peggy Bradford is returning to her roots in Southern Illinois as the new president of Shawnee Community College.  The search for a new president took place after the retirement announcement of former SCC president, Tim Bellamy. Bradford was raised in the small town of Pulaski and graduated from...
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...
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...
“Rule Number 1: Anything is Possible” With those words, author and former Union County resident Don Michel opens his newly published book. Michel’s book is titled “Getting to Know...Walter Cronkite, Buckminister Fuller, Michael DeBakey, MD, Arthur Godfrey, Ann Landers and the Officer Who Arrested...
Southern Illinois Reading Council short story winners from Union County included, from left, Tyer Cunningham, Victoria Perez, Evelyn Eddings, Jaley Watkins and Anna Hess. Photo provided.
Five students in Anna and Jonesboro were recently recognized at the Southern Illinois Reading Council’s Short Story Spring Celebration. The celebration was held earlier this spring at the Carbondale Civic Center in Carbondale. Schools from the 15 southermost counties in Illinois were invited to...
The Anna Blue Dolphins swim team is scheduled to open its 2017 season June 8 at Herrin. Here’s a look at the team’s summer schedule, as posted on the Blue Dolphins’ website: June 8, Anna at Herrin. June 10, Herrin Invitational. June 13, Anna at Calvert City. June 17, Anna Invitational. June 20,...
The Long Knives Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution presented the 2017 Outstanding Citizenship Awards to 18 recipients during April and May.   The award is given to high school seniors who exemplify a sincere academic attitude and good citizenship, and who display the qualities of...
Four Southern Illinois police officers have been honored for on-duty valor and life-saving actions. Two Carbondale police officers and two officers from Du Quoin received awards from the Fraternal Order of Police, FOP, State Lodge. “These officers put their lives on the line to protect and save...

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