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Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting the public about identity theft and tax refund fraud associated with April’s tax filing deadline.   Tax refund fraud commonly occurs when stolen identity information is used to file a tax return in the victim’s name and the thief then...
The volleyball team was one of many sports teams and clubs that helped make healthy eating posters that now hang in the A-JCHS cafeteria.
Since the spring of 2015, students at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School have had more options for lunch than are available at several larger schools in Southern Illinois with the addition of a salad bar. The availability of the options took hard work by students and family and A-JCHS consumer...
Economic growth and development efforts were addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Feb. 10, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The county board welcomed Mike Stegle, Candy Eastwood and Tabitha Smith to the...
One Union County student’s patriotism and writing ability has led to a second place finish in a national essay contest.  Madilyn Gawyrch-Turner, an 8th grader from Jonesboro Grade School, won second place in the National Veterans of Foreign Wars Patriot’s Pen Essay Contest. The contest was open to...
University of Illinois Extension plans to present a tomato workshop on Friday, Feb. 24, in Vienna. The workshop is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Extension office. The cost is $5. The workshop will be presented by Extension educators. Seating is limited. For more information,...
A worship service is planned Thursday, Feb. 16, at Kornthal Church in Union County. The service begins at 7 p.m. Kornthal Church is located 2 1/2 miles south of Jonesboro, just off Illinois Route 127.
Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at a 20th anniversary commemoration for the founding of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The institute was founded in 1997. The 20th anniversary will be celebrated this spring.  “...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest recently recognized Mike Hancock as employee of the quarter for his extra efforts.
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest recently recognized Mike Hancock as employee of the quarter for his extra efforts. The Forest Service reported in a news release that Hancock regularly works beyond his normal duties as an engineer and survey technician. He has installed interpretive...
Shawnee Community College agricultural instructor Ed Billingsley has been honored by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources for 30 years of service.  Billingsley was recognized for his dedication and generosity to the program for the past three decades.
The Pulaski-Alexander Soil and Water Conservation District’s 69th annual meeting is planned Feb. 23. The meeting will be in the cafeteria at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Registration begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner served at 6 p.m. followed by a business meeting at 7 p.m. During the...

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