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In the first row are, from left, Eileen Urish, Caroline Creager, Kacie Haag, Allyssa Barnes, Jenna Preston, Brooke Haag and Morgan Booth. In the second row are Mike Borgic, Shelby Carey, Hannah Wolbrink, Sami Buckert, David Matzenbacher, Fredrick Grohmann and Garrett Hartke. Photo provided.
Allyssa Barnes represented Alexander County as one of 11 students from across the state who attended an Illinois Pork Leadership Institute, IPL, trip to Indianapolis, Ind., June 20-23. During the four-day trip, the students had an opportunity to connect with others also interested in pork...
The first River to River yard sale is scheduled for Aug. 4-6 in Southern Illinois. Organizers said the yard sale's route will follow from Illinois Route 146, from East Cape Girardeau to Golconda. Residents along the route are being encouraged to clean out attics, basements, closets and storage...
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, acting director Alec Messina and Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, director Dr. Nirav D. Shah, have announced a plan to reduce the threat of mosquito-borne diseases in Illinois, like West Nile virus and Zika virus, by removing used tires from...
The Union County Fair queen pageant is in search of contestants for the 2016 pageant. The pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, at the fairgrounds (the Anna City Park). Little Miss/Junior Miss: Little Miss contestants must be 10-12 years of age, and Junior Miss contestants must be 13-15...
The Horseshoe Lakers 4H Club is hosting a Community Helping Hand event on Saturday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group will be doing community service for the residents of Olive Branch and others in Alexander County. For those who have a task that they need help with, visit their Facebook...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School plans to have registration for the 2016-2017 school year Aug. 1-4, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.  Students who signed up for classes in the spring are advised that they should receive information packets in the mail. Senior registration is planned for...
Chris Egleston, the “Reading Magician,” is scheduled to present his “Readers Are Winners Show” at the Jonesboro Public Library on July 26 at 2 p.m. Egleston uses magic, comedy and audience participation to teach about the fun and importance of reading. He encourages his audience to read – both to...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported the sentencing of six persons to the Illinois Department of Corrections. Alex E. Pulliam, 21, of Tunnel Hill has been sentenced to three years after pleading guilty to aggravated battery, a Class 3 felony.   Pulliam struck a Union County...
The Du Quoin State Fair is partnering with the Southern Illinois Miners this weekend. Saturday, July 23 is Du Quoin State Fair Night at the Miners game in Marion. State Fair staffers will be on hand to show baseball fans some of the new exhibits and features of the Du Quoin State Fair. Fans will...
Staff members at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna were using their smartphones one day last week to play Pokemon GO.
The nationwide phenomenon, Pokemon GO, has been downloaded on millions of mobile devices, including many in Union County. Pokemon GO is a free game that is downloadable on iPhone and Android devices. The app uses gps tracking and Google Maps to help the user hunt pokemon, get items and battle other...

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