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The Here & Now Shop’s 2017 Row by Row “On the Go” pattern was designed by Debra Ward and Sherry Trexler, both from Cobden. It was based on popular historical sites in Union County: apple and peach orchards, the Mississippi River and farm land provided the backdrop for Bald Knob Cross and Kornthal Church.
The Row by Row Experience began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State.  Today, many stores in the United States, Canada and Europe welcome travelers to their businesses.  Each year Row by Row announces the theme; then, quilt shops design a row/pattern to go into a quilt and register to...
Hummingbird Day is planned from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 28, at the War Bluff Valley Wildlife Sanctuary near Golconda.  Hummingbird Day is sponsored by the Shawnee Chapter of the Illinois Audubon Society. Hummingbird Day will be held rain or shine. Admission is free. The event will provide the...
The Illinois Office of Tourism has announced that both international and domestic travel expenditures reached $39.5 billion in 2017, which was a $1.1 billion boost to the state’s economy since 2016.  Visitors to the state hit an all time high in 2017 with an additional 1.6 million travelers from...
“Once Upon a Mattress” is scheduled to be the final show of the McLeod Summer Playhouse 2018 Season of Female Empowerment at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The production, which runs July 26-29 in the McLeod Theater at Southern Illinois University Carbondale features local high school...
A major street project started Monday morning at the four-way stop intersection in the heart of downtown Anna.
A major street project got underway on Monday morning, July 23, in Anna, when the busy four-way stop intersection at Illinois Route 146 (Vienna Street) and Main Street in downtown Anna was closed to all traffic.  The intersection was closed for concrete pavement replacement work.  The Illinois...
Sky gazers will have an opportunity to see the planet Mars during a special observation event planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The Mars Opposition viewing event is planned from 8:30 p.m. to midnight on July 27 at the SIU farms astronomy observation area west of the campus.  The...
Emergency services agency vehicles were parked along new U.S. Route 51 between Anna and Dongola Thursday afternoon, July 19, during the search for a man who walked away from the Pulaski County Detention Center at Ullin.
Personnel from multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the search for a man who walked away from the Pulaski County Detention Center at Ullin last week. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel reported that the man was apprehended at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday, July 19, in the Foster Lane area...
Rendleman Orchards in Alto Pass was one of the stops on an Illinois Office of Tourism media tour. Rendleman Orchards is one of the newest makers in the Illinois Made program. In recognition of the Union County participation in Illinois Made, Jobe presented Rendleman Orchards with a plaque that was crafted by Mississippi Mud Pottery in Alton. The pottery also is in the Illinois Made program. From left are Cory Jobe, Michelle Sirles, Wayne Sirles, Carol Hoffman, and State Rep. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro
The multi-million dollar impact of tourism on the Southern Illinois economy took center stage during an event which was held last week. The event also highlighted Illinois Made products which are bringing people to the region. State Office of Tourism director Cory Jobe conducted a media tour...
The first Southern Illinois Made Expo is planned Saturday and Sunday, July 28-29, at The Pavilion in Marion. Hours are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. The Pavilion is located at 1602 Sioux Dr. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, is partnering with the Southern Illinois Chambers of...
Each Sunday, through Oct. 14, a series of casual, short “Talks” are planned at the PAST Heritage House Museum, which is located at 102 S. Main in Jonesboro.   The Heritage House Museum is scheduled to be open for touring each Sunday from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A different person is scheduled to...

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