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Kelli R. Wood of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Jonesboro recently won the firm’s Ed Armstrong Award for her exceptional achievement in building client relationships. Wood was one of 1,912 of the firm’s more than 16,000 financial advisors to receive the Ed Armstrong Award.  The award...
A Jonesboro bicentennial celebration is planned Oct. 12-13 in the Union County community. The City of Jonesboro, as well as Union County and the State of Illinois are commemorating their bicentennials during 2018. Organizers of the Jonesboro event are welcoming support for the celebration, with...
From childhood scribblings to a legislative protest against slavery, all Abraham Lincoln documents from his first three decades are now available online to scholars, teachers and history buffs around the world, thanks to the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project. This first release of documents is a...
The story begins in Kansas and detours to the Emerald City, but “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” was written in Chicago and now heads the list of Top Illinois Books chosen by voters in the Illinois Top 200 project. Other books on the list are decidedly darker than the children’s classic.  “The Jungle”...
The University of Illinois Master Naturalist program is accepting applications for its fall 2018 training class. Classes are scheduled at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress.   The Master Naturalist program provides science-based educational opportunities that are designed to...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has scheduled registration for the 2018-2018 academic year. Registration is scheduled July 30 through Aug. 2 in the principal’s office at the school. The school noted that students who signed up for classes in the spring will be receiving information packets in...
Union County residents had a bit of a break during the past week from recent sweltering summer heat and humidity. On July 5, the heat index in Jonesboro reached nearly 120 degrees. However, by early this week, extreme heat and humidity once again were blanketing Southern Illinois, Southeast...
Weather during the month of June in the region was warmer and wetter than normal. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported that June’s weather was “a continuation of the warm May, with above normal temperatures dominating most of the month” in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri...
Voters in the Land of Lincoln have selected the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum as the state’s top museum.  It was followed by the Field Museum and the Museum of Science and Industry in online voting for the Illinois Top 200 project.  Here are the top 10 museums:  Abraham Lincoln...
On July 2, George Rita II, 42, of Carbondale, appeared in United States District Court on a complaint charging him with falsely making a threat to blow up a Carbondale military recruiting center, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced. Rita was...

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