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The third annual Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail event is planned Saturday and Sunday, May 5-6, in Southern Illinois. Hours are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Eleven  potters will be featured on the trail. The self-guided driving/biking trail will include seven stops and will go through...
The National Day of Prayer will be observed in Union County on Thursday, May 3.   The observance is being hosted by the City of Anna and coordinated by the Union County Alliance of Churches.  The event will be held at the band shell in the Anna City Park. A mini-concert is scheduled to begin at...
The Saint Francis Healthcare Scholarship Program is accepting applications for 24 scholarships for the fall 2018 semester, including the new Steven C. Bjelich Executive Scholarship, worth $10,000.  The healthcare system’s annual scholarship program offers 23 scholarships of up to $2,000 each for...
Pictured with State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, are students Autumn McMahan and Campbell Neely, and chaperone Chris Boyd. Photo provided.
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, met with students representing Southern Illinois Electric Cooperative during the Illinois Electric and Telephone Cooperatives Youth Day on Wednesday, April 18, in Springfield.  More than 210 students from around Illinois...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on Monday released an annual report. The report reviews activities in the state’s attorney’s office for 2017. Highlights in the annual report follow: •A total of 3,980 cases were filed, including 307 felonies. Forty-seven people were sentenced to...
A new budget, utility rates and personnel matters highlighted discussion at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, April 17, at Anna City Hall. New Budget The city council last week approved an annual operating budget for Fiscal Year 2018-2019. The...
The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service has presented 25 Illinois residents and five businesses with the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. The awards were presented April 18 during a reception which was held at the Old State Capitol in Springfield. Southern Illinois...
An ELITE Youth Entrepreneurship Camp is scheduled July 16-19 at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Local businesses from all five counties sponsor the camp, which is designed to Educate, Lead and Inspire Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs.   Campers will learn how to research and write a business plan and...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, at podium, was in Springfield last week to join in voicing support for programs for kids which prevent crime. Photo provided.
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds joined prosecutors, police chiefs and sheriffs from throughout Illinois last week to meet with leaders in Springfield about investing in research proven programs for kids that prevent crime.    “Law enforcement throughout Illinois recognizes that the...
The Alto Pass Veterans Memorial Group plans to serve a pork barbeque dinner on Saturday, April 28. The dinner will be served to help support the Alto Pass Veterans Memorial. Serving is scheduled to start at 11 a.m. The dinner will be in pavilion in the park in downtown Alto Pass. Donations are...

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