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From left are Alazeye Bellamy, Ukari Posey, Faith Diel, Jalaya Whitfield and David Cook. Photo provided.
Cairo High School was represented when the National Beta Club hosted an annual Senior Beta Leadership Camp, formerly known as Beta BLC or the Broyhill Leadership Conference, at the Clyde Austin 4-H Center in Greeneville, Tenn., July 23-27. Senior Beta Leadership Camp provided leadership skills for...
A ranch rodeo was held Friday evening, Aug. 19, in front of the grandstand. Events included team doctoring, wild cow milking, team sorting, trailer loading and ranch team roping.
Click through the slideshow to see The Gazette-Democrat's collection of images from this year's Union County Fair. The slideshow will be updated through the week to include upcoming events.
Auditions for Shawnee Community College’s upcoming production of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” are scheduled Friday, Aug. 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to noon. Auditions will be in the educational center at Shawnee Community College’s main campus near Ullin. The...
On the left is the Junior Miss Pulaski County Fair Queen 2016, Allison Wilburn. She is also Miss Congeniality. Kiara Aden, right, was crowned the Little Miss Pulaski County Fair Queen 2016. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Junior Miss and Little Miss Pulaski County Fair queen pageant took place under the pavilion at the fairgrounds in Pulaski on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The Junior Miss Pulaski County Fair Queen 2016 is Allison Wilburn. She also won Miss Congeniality. The Little Miss Pulaski County Fair Queen 2016 is...
Stevens Aircraft Solutions, SAS, is offering a unique opportunity for those who are planning to attend the 2016 Union County Fair in Anna. The fair is underway at the Anna City Park in Anna. SAS, which is based in Paducah, is offering fairgoers an opportunity to go on a helicopter flight. The...
Recent social media posts have led to concerns about the future of Bethany Village, a women’s shelterin Anna which offers a place for women and children to stay during their time of need. Some posts suggested the shelter was on the verge of completely shutting down. Bethany Village’s executive...
Union County animal control program administrator Dr. Ray Heinrichs performed surgery on a dog in his SI Mobile Vet Unit during a recent visit to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Photo provided.
Several Union County animal control program workers and volunteers recently made a special trip to South Dakota. Dr. Ray Heinrichs, a local veterinarian, his wife Debbie, Union County animal control program deputy administrator Derk Wright and program volunteer Ashley Trexler all made the journey...
The U.S. Forest Service reports that Union County will be featured on an Ozark Tour 2016 event which is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 24. Fashioned after popular tours led by Col. L.O. Trigg in the 1930s and 1940s, Ozark Tours are guided expeditions into the forests of Southern Illinois to explore the...
A pickup truck made its way through water on Illinois Route 146 near Ware early last Saturday afternoon. At the time, water was covering nearly half of the highway.
The rain started during the early morning hours of Saturday in the Union County area...and kept on coming... ...into Sunday...Monday...and continued on Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Md., reported on its website Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, that the heavy...
The 2016 Union County Fair in Anna is scheduled to get underway Friday, Aug. 19. Fair activities continue through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park, which is the home of the fair each year. Here’s a look at the schedule of events at this year’s fair: Friday, Aug. 19 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open show...

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