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The Anna Arts Center has announced that it is reopening. The arts center, which has been closed for some time due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, has scheduled its first event in August. Other events also are planned during August and September. Chamber Music Concert The first event is a...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School  District No. 81 Board of Education has approved a plan for students to return to school for the 2020-2021 school year.  The plan was approved during a regular monthly meeting of the District 81 Board of Education which was held Monday night, July 21. The...
Shawnee Community College is preparing to welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus for the fall 2020 semester.  The college notes that the beginning of the semester will be noticeably different from the traditional fall return due to changes necessitated by the coronavirus/COVID-19...
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans an extended closure of the U.S. Route 51 Ohio River “Cairo” Bridge starting sometime during the week of Aug. 3-9. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 reported on social media that the bridge is expected to be closed for approximately...
The number of COVID-19 cases in Union County had climbed to 242 as of early this week. Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, July 20, confirmed 34 new cases of COVID-19 in the region it serves in Southern Illinois. That compared to seven new cases which were recorded on Friday, July 17. A...
The Cobden School District has announced information regarding the start of the 2020-2021 academic year. The following reopening update was posted on social media: Dear Families,  Thank you for your support and understanding as we continue responding to the impact of COVID-19, both as a nation and...
As summer heats up and Illinoisans hit the water, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, Conservation Police Officers are reminding boat operators to always drive sober while on the water. Last year, Conservation Police Officers made 103 arrests for boaters operating under the influence,...
By Pete Rosenberynews.siu.edu Southern Illinois University Carbondale gained final approval to begin its nursing program when fall 2020 semester classes start in August. Based upon a recommendation by the Illinois State Board of Nursing, the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, on July 8 announced that it has  selected season dates and submitted waterfowl hunting zone lines for 2021-2025 to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, USFWS. The 2021-2025 hunting seasons regulations were developed based on a thorough review of...
Travel is somewhat different in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Recreational Sports and Services created a virtual walking event that combines fitness with an online excursion. During the virtual walk from Carbondale to Nashville, Tenn., participants...

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