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Union County's annual ColorFest celebration is coming up in October. Plans also are being made for the 2016 Pumpkin Town display on the grounds of Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in Anna. Pumpkin Town Pumpkin Town has been a popular part of ColorFest for a number of years. The event...
The next phase in an Anna downtown improvement project is scheduled to begin soon. A bid for the project was approved at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was held Tuesday evening, Aug. 16, at Anna City Hall. The city received two bids for the project. An engineer’s estimate...
Yard signs are being sold to raise funds for a new K-9 unit in Union County.
Ivy Roach knew that after her husband’s death, and  after she learned that a family member was the victim of a violent crime, that words would never be enough to show her gratitude to the Union County Sheriff’s Office and all the other police departments in Union County.  Her husband, Shane Roach,...
Clare Bunyan of Cobden was crowned as the 2016 Union County Fair queen Sunday night in Anna. Photo by Tiffiny Dillow for The Gazette-Democrat.
The 2016 Union County Fair queen was crowned Sunday night in Anna. The new queen is Clare Bunyan, 20, of Cobden. She is the daughter of Chris and Jill Bunyan. First runner-up in the queen pageant was Brookelyn Cast, 18, of Cobden. She is the daughter of Melodie and Buddy Cast. Second runner-up was...
The Union County Sheriff's Office has reported that a residential burglary occurred Monday, Aug. 22 at approximately 7:30 a.m., in rural Cobden. An estimated $2000 cash was taken. A white male suspect was seen running from the residence. The first suspect is described as a white male in his 20s...
Anna police confirm they are looking for this woman who is reported missing. Photo provided.
Anna police confirm they are looking for a woman reported missing.  The woman is described as standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and weighing 134 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. She was last seen wearing a back and white long-sleeved jacket, a black shirt and jeans.  If you have information...
Carrie Joy VanAmburg Tellor
Carrie Joy Tellor, 88, of Anna, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Memorial Hospital in Carbondale. She was born on Dec. 4, 1927, in Jonesboro, the daughter of Michael and Ida Zwahlen VanAmburg. She is survived by her children, Jim Dillon of Carterville, and Janet and Benjie Dunville of...
Parents and students registered before meeting with teachers.
Egyptian School in Tamms hosted a Back-to-School night on Thursday, Aug. 11. Students and parents had an opportunity to meet teachers, to visit their classrooms and to participate in some fun activities. The night also featured face painting, t-shirts which were for sale and a chance to meet...
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has completed used tire removal actions in the area. Tires were removed from seven Southern Illinois counties. Illinois EPA acting director Alec Messina announced the completion of the used tire removal actions. The used tire removal actions are...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, honored eight individuals and two groups for exceptional volunteer service to the department and the people of the State of Illinois at the Illinois State Fair on Saturday, Aug. 20. One of the individuals honored is from Southern Illinois. The...

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