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The City of Anna has announced plans to offer leaf and small tree limb pick up during the weeks of Nov. 15-19 and Dec. 6-10. Plans for the pick up were posted by the city on social media. The plans also were announced at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The city asks that...
The Anna City Council addressed a wide range of matters at its regular meeting last week. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Nov. 2, at Anna City Hall. The meeting’s open session lasted for about two hours and 20 minutes. The meeting included a closed session to discuss personnel and pending...
Frogs are scheduled to be the topic of an upcoming program planned at Giant City State Park near Makanda. A program titled “What Frog is That?” is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. Biologist John Palis will share information on how to identify local frogs by sight and sound. The...
Enjoying the fresh air while hiking the forest in search of the perfect Christmas tree can be a wonderful way to begin the holiday season.   The U.S. Forest Service invites the public to create special memories by making a family visit to the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois to cut...
The River-to-River Trail Society is planning to have a hike on Saturday, Nov. 13, at Cove Hollow in Pope County.  The trail noted that Cove Hollow is sometimes known to rock climbers as “the Promised Land.” The hike is free and open to the public.  The trail society said the hike will be between 5...
CHICAGO - The Illinois Office of Tourism on Monday, Nov. 8, announced 28 new small businesses, or “Makers,” have been recognized as part of the Illinois Made program.  Two of the businesses are in Union County: Buffalo Bluffs Hemp Farm, which is located at 1565 Bethel Church Rd. near Cobden....
Southern Seven Health Department in conjunction with Alexander/Pulaski NAACP, Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), and Cairo School District #1, has scheduled free COVID-19 testing in Cairo for on Thursday, Nov. 11th. The Cairo testing will be located at First Missionary Baptist Church at...
With the arrival of autumn and the falling of the leaves, the start of the prescribed fire season has been announced by the U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest. The Forest Service said in an Oct. 28 news release that it is planning to implement prescribed fires on 10,000 to 15,000 acres....
A Veterans Day tradition is planned again this year in Union County. A Veterans Day parade is planned Thursday, Nov. 11, in Anna.  The parade is sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna. Line up begins at 10 a.m. and the parade will begin promptly at 11 a.m. The...
An agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois will provide mentoring and educational opportunities, summer camps and potential scholarships for junior high and high school students and encourage them to pursue STEM careers.  On Monday, Oct. 25,...

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