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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna and its Auxiliary continue to serve meals.  The VFW post is located at 70 VFW Ln., just off old U.S. Route 51 between Anna and Cobden. Fish Fry The VFW post plans to serve a fish fry on Friday, June 19, starting at 5 p.m. The menu...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School has announced plans for a 2020 commencement ceremony. The ceremony had been postponed due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Graduation for the class of 2020 is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 27. The school released the following details about commencement: As...
Shawnee Community College is scheduled to host a food distribution day on Thursday, June 18, beginning at 8:30 a.m. to help combat food insecurity in our region. According to a press release from SCC, “Many seniors and low-income families are struggling at this time, and our community partners at...
The SIU Alumni Association has announced 22 students who will receive financial assistance through the 2020-2021 academic year to attend Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Students from the Southern Illinois area are among those who are receiving scholarships. Two of the students are from...
The Union County Museum and the Museum’s Shop have reopened after being temporarily closed. The museum and shop are located in downtown Cobden.  Regular hours are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays; and on Friday afternoons by chance.  Due to recent events, visitors will be...
An event billed as a Trump Convoy in Union County is planned on Flag Day, which is Sunday, June 14. An email which announced plans for the event said that those who plan to participate will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Rent One parking lot in Anna. Social distancing will be practiced when...
A book drop behind Stinson Memorial Library was scheduled to be open for patrons beginning on June 8.
Stinson Memorial Public Library in Anna is planning to begin curbside pick-up for patrons. The library has been closed due to the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. While Stinson Memorial Public Library remains closed, community members will be able to pick up their holds in a safe and easy way by...
During the coronavirus pandemic, when families are secluded at home, calls to report suspected child abuse and neglect have decreased significantly across the country, and by 57 percent in Illinois compared to the same time last year. To ensure that children know that it is never okay for anyone to...
The City  of Anna has received a federal community policing grant. The U.S. Department of Justice on June 2 announced nearly $400 million in grant funding through the Department’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, COPS, COPS Hiring Program, CHP.   Funding awards to 596 law enforcement...
Southern Seven Health Department on Wednesday, June 10, reported two new deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the counties it serves. The persons who died were a man in his 80s and a woman in her 90s. Both were from Union County. As of June 10, there had been a total of 15 deaths in the counties...

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