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Sandra  Boaz, standing at right, shared information about the history of the Camp Ground Church area last Sunday afternoon with participants in the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride.
Cyclists who are participating in the 2018 Remember the Removal Bike Ride were guests last Sunday at the landmark Camp Ground Church near Anna.  The cyclists are in the midst of a three-week journey along the northern route of the Trail of Tears.  On June 3, the cyclists began a three-week journey...
The St. John's Cemetery Association is planning to have an ice cream social on Saturday, June 16. The social will be at Mill Creek Baptist Church in Mill Creek. Serving starts at 5 p.m. The menu will include hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, soda, bottled water, homemade desserts and ice cream. A quilt...
The Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna plans to serve a chicken and dumplings dinner Friday, June 15. The dinner will be served from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the post home, which is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. The menu will include chicken and...
The Gallery at Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House, located at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau,  is hosting an exhibition titled “Breath.” The show features the work of Jessica Lambert, Catapult Creative House Student Gallery’s manager and senior bachelor of fine...
Sixteen wines from 13 wineries across the state have been designated by the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Alliance, IGGVA, as official Bicentennial Illinois-grown rosés.  Dry to semi-dry rosé was chosen as the featured style because Illinois producers are developing these world-class wines...
In a review of her first legislative session, State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, said she “stood up against new proposals that would limit the Second Amendment rights of law abiding gun owners, passed legislation to help remove excessive fines from local farmers, provided owed wages...
The Village of Olmsted plans to host a cleanup site for the 2018 Ohio River Sweep. The Ohio River Sweep is a river bank clean up that extends for the entire length of the Ohio River and many of its tributaries. The event is set for Saturday, June 16. Those who want to volunteer are asked to meet at...
Visitors to Illinois hit an all-time high in 2017, state officials recently announced. Nearly 114 million people traveled to the state last year to “Enjoy Illinois” and give a $1.1 billion boost to the state’s economy.  Last year’s visitor totals were 1.4 percent higher than 2016, which also was a...
Washington, D.C. – The  U.S. House of Representatives late Wednesday night, June 6, passed bipartisan legislation which is designed to strengthen America’s ports, locks, dams and water infrastructure.  The Water Resources Development Act, WRDA, which then headed to the U.S. Senate for further...
Family fishing programs are planned during June, July and August at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The program is geared towards children 5 to 12 years of age and will cover the basics of fishing. All supplies will be provided. The programs are scheduled on the following Fridays: June 8, June...

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