Illinois Veterans Home

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...
A potential work stoppage by state employees was addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. On Feb. 23, in the first strike authorization vote in Illinois state government, an 81...
Jonesboro Elementary School presented two local organizations with donations on Monday, Dec. 19. Students spent the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas break collecting canned goods, personal care items and money for two local organizations. The students collected 2,008 pounds of canned food...
Girl Scout Troop 8548 is working on its Bronze Award. Their project includes making and collecting blankets for veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna.  Photo provided.
Girl Scout Troop 8548 is working on its Bronze Award. Their project includes making and collecting blankets for veterans at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. The troop voices appreciation to Sue Ann Zimmerman, Debbie Johnston and her daughter Maggie, Jane Nimmo and Cindy Allen for helping the...
Girl Scout Troop 8545 plans to collect new and gently used twin blankets at Walmart in Anna tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to a fill a truck donated by Coad Chevy Buick Ford in Anna. Troop 8545 is working on their bronze award project, which includes making a collecting blankets...
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...

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