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The 2024 Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 9-10. The festival is presented each year by the Cobden Lions Club. A queen pageant is one of the highlights of the Peach Festival. Kaylee Hall of Cobden is the reigning queen. Young women, ages 16 to 21, from Union County are...
Kathy Lohrum Cotton of Anna received nine poetry awards at the 2024 hybrid convention of the National Federation of State Poetry Societies, NFSPS, hosted in Georgia.  Winners were chosen from more than 6,000 submissions from throughout the United States. A winning rondeau poem in the Wallace...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, reminds the public that along with the start of summer, mosquito season is underway in the state. Mosquito season brings with it the risk of West Nile virus, which had been reported in 13 counties around the state as of June 18. While no human cases...
The farm market Rendleman Orchards in Alto Pass is scheduled to officially open for the season on Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. Rendleman Orchards shared on social media that a “soft opening” for the market was planned Monday, June 24. Training of new staff members was continuing. Regular hours...
Arcadia Publishing in Charleston, S.C., announces the publication of “Union Soldiers of Southwestern Illinois,” a new history of the area by author John J. Dunphy. The men of southwestern Illinois, both white and Black, rallied to the Union banner when the Civil War broke out.  Lewis Martin, an...
The Vienna School District was made aware of a threatening social media post Sunday morning, June 23. Vienna High School superintendent Joshua W. Stafford shared the following report about the incident in an email on Sunday: This morning prior to 9:00 a.m. the Vienna school district was made aware...
Southern 7 Health Department, S7HD, has announced Wellness on Wheels, WOW, Van Clinics are scheduled in the area. The schedule of visits includes: June 26. Shawnee Community College extension center, Cairo, 9 a.m. to noon. Dollar General Store, Cairo, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The health department reminds...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, on Tuesday, June 18, announced it has been awarded $1.8 million from the Federal Transit Administration to launch a pilot program in Southern Illinois. The pilot program’s goal is to improve access to public transportation for people with...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is looking for volunteer citizen scientists to assist with wild turkey brood surveys. The surveys will aid biologists in monitoring turkey population trends and reproductive success. Summertime is when young turkeys are hatching, and by counting them and...
With the arrival of summer heat and humidity, Southern 7 Health Department encourages everyone to know how to prevent and care for heat-related illness. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, hot weather can cause heat-related illness which ranges in severity from relatively...

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