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A Union County resident has been recognized as a 2009 Illinois Master Farmer. This year's Master Farmers were announced in the March issue of Prairie Farmer magazine. Those honored as Master Farmers are Randy Lambdin of Wolf Lake, Rick Nelson of Paxton, Doug Block of Pearl City, Kent Schleich of...
A Union County man faces multiple charges in connection with an alleged February incident. Union County State's Attorney Tyler Edmonds reported that charges have been filed against Thomas A. Bible, 25, of Anna, in connection with an alleged Feb. 26 incident. Bible is charged with pointing a small...
USDA Rural Development in Champaign announced March 3 that it stands ready to assist homeowners who sustained uninsured losses from the severe ice storms that struck Southern Illinois in January. President Barack Obama’s disaster declaration made additional funds available through Rural...
Resolutions for work to be done in conjunction with a major paving project were approved by the Anna City Council Tuesday. The action came at Tuesday night's regular council meeting at Anna City Hall. Parking spaces on South Main Street will be resurfaced this summer at the same time Illinois...
Union County Clerk Bobby Toler Jr. reports that regular absentee voting is scheduled to begin Thursday, today, for April municipal and school board elections. Elections are scheduled Tuesday, April 7, throughout Union County. Those wanting to cast absentee ballots can do so in person at the...
Union County area students did well at a recent academic competitions. Shawnee Community College hosted the annual Illinois Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering, WYSE, Academic Challenge Feb. 11. The challenge has been an annual event in Illinois schools since 1975. The WYSE Academic...
County records once again are accessible to those interested in doing genealogical research. The records are stored at the Union County clerk's office. The office is located on the first floor of the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Following the severe winter storm which struck the Union...
U.S. Rep. Jerry Costello, D-Ill., has urged President Obama to immediately consider Gov. Pat Quinn’s request that Union, Alexander, Pulaski and six other Southern Illinois counties be declared a federal disaster area. The counties endured a severe ice storm in late January that resulted in as much...
Low-interest loans are available to the owners of homes and businesses that sustained weather-related damage during recent severe winter storms in Alexander, Hardin, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union counties, Illinois State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias said Feb. 5. Under the Opportunity...
Union County property tax bills may not be as late in 2009 as they have been for the last couple of years. An update on the status of preparation of bills which go out this year was reported at last week's regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Tuesday evening...

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