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The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, July 29, reported 35,371 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 48 deaths, since July 22. IDPH reported that according to the CDC, 66 counties were rated at high community level for COVID-...
VIENNA—After finishing a fiscal year that included rolling out new crisis services, opening a food pantry in Alexander County and beginning to provide services in Union County through a merger, the Arrowleaf human services organization is continuing to expand and invest in the communities it serves...
Two-self defense classes are planned at Coffman’s Martial Arts in Anna. One class is planned from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10. The second class is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The classes are open to those ages 12 to adult. A children’s self-defense seminar is being...
Anna-Jonesboro Elks Lodge No. 1641 hosted a golf scramble Saturday, July 23, at the Union County Country Club course in Anna. Proceeds generated by the golf scramble will benefit local schools with four, $1,000 scholarships. The team of Nathan Hodges, Taj Hodges, Gaylon Butler and Luke Lasley won...
Tim Leonard will become the 16th full-time director of intercollegiate athletics at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.  A 30-year veteran of athletic administration, Leonard most recently served for eight years, from 2013 to 2021, as director of athletics at Towson University of the Colonial...
The 62nd Pulaski County Fair is scheduled to begin Sunday, July 31. The fair continues through Saturday, Aug. 6. The event will be at the fairgrounds in Pulaski. Admission to the fairgrounds will be $5 per car load or $2 per person for walk-ins. Here’s a look at some of the events which are planned...
Plans have been announced for this year’s Union County Fair queen pageant activities. Miss Union County Fair Queen Pageant The Union County Fair queen pageant is in search of contestants for the 2022 pageant, which will be Sunday, Aug. 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the fair grounds (the Anna City Park)....
Multiple heat advisories, an excessive heat warning and a severe thunderstorm watch were issued for the Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky area during the past eight days.  The advisories were issued by the National Weather Service office in Paducah. Break Expected: A break...
Cattle producers can learn the latest practices for controlling costs, managing water and improving herd health at Beef Field Day at the University of Illinois’ Dixon Springs Agricultural Center.  Beef Field Day is set for Tuesday, Aug. 2, at the ag center at Simpson. Activities are scheduled to...
The 62nd Pulaski County Fair is scheduled to begin Sunday, July 31. The fair continues through Saturday, Aug. 6. The event will be at the fairgrounds in Pulaski. Admission to the fairgrounds will be $5 per car load or $2 per person for walk-ins. Here’s a look at some of the events which are planned...

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