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Christmas in the Village is planned Saturday, Dec. 3, in Cobden. Holiday bazaars and other activities highlight a variety of events that will climax with a presentation of the Christmas lights in the village’s downtown park. Christmas in the Village is scheduled to start with a 5K run/walk and 1...
A Southern Illinois state legislator is sponsoring a holiday season diaper drive to benefit needy area children. “We have many wonderful organizations in our community that work hard to provide the best care and attention to our young children,” State Rep. Paul Jacobs, R-Pomona, said in a news...
With the holiday season underway, the community is reminded about a yearly tradition to help families in need which is sponsored by WIBH Radio in Anna. The radio station is conducting its annual New Coats, New Hope Campaign to raise money to buy new coats for children in Southern Illinois. Nearly...
Three Southern Illinois state legislators on Wednesday, Nov. 1, joined the family of fallen police officer Brian Pierce Jr. for a dedication ceremony at the Spillertown Community Center following the passage of Senate Joint Resolution 31 in his honor. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, State Rep...
With a pivot that this year will focus on the works of Southern Illinois University Carbondale cinema students and alumni, the Big Muddy Film Festival is scheduled to return to the region for a 45th consecutive year on Nov. 11. The one-night festival is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The...
The Williamson County Courthouse in Marion welcomed new volunteer staff member Mr. Baker on Aug. 8. Mr. Baker is an Alliance of Therapy Dogs member and holds the Canine Good Citizenship Title Certificate.  His job at the courthouse is to make a victim’s testimony less “ruff” to undergo, the Office...
Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center has a variety of events scheduled during November. The arts center is located in the 100 block of West Davie Street in Anna. Art Exhibit The art work of local artist Nancy Young is on display through Nov. 25. Young paints landscapes, still lifes and...
In July, Southern 7 Health Department began offering genetic cancer testing to residents in the area counties which it serves. Union County is one of the counties served by the health department. Southern 7 Health Department explained in a news release that genetic cancer testing is the process of...
Ten Southern Illinois counties, including Union County, will receive a combined $1.2 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program, REAP, to fortify rural energy.  The awarding of the grant funds was announced Nov. 1 by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.  “...
A historic courthouse overlooks the Mississippi River in Thebes in Alexander County. The landmark has been preserved, lovingly cared for and continually restored for many years by the members of the Thebes Historical Society, the Village of Thebes and generous private benefactors. A Living History...

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