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Shawnee Community College students Brandon Cummins of Metropolis, George Barnhill of Grand Chain and Caleb Parks of Golconda spent their winter break dismantling a greenhouse. Plans are for the greenhouse to be reassembled at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College students Brandon Cummins of Metropolis, George Barnhill of Grand Chain and Caleb Parks of Golconda spent their winter break dismantling a greenhouse. Plans are for the greenhouse to be reassembled at the college’s main campus near Ullin.  The three students are pursuing...
The Lick Creek School Beta Club is planning to sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive. The blood drive is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at the Union County school. To make an appointment to be a donor, or for more information, call the school at 833-2545.
Do you enjoy recording weather conditions in your own backyard?  Do you like to keep track of how much rain or snow fell at your location?  If so, the National Weather Service office in Paducah says that you might want to consider joining the CoCoRaHS network. In a notice which was posted on its...
Bipartisan legislation has been unveiled which is designed to ensure that veterans are served safe meals at Department of Veterans Affairs, VA, hospitals. U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., on Jan. 24 shared details about the measure, the Requiring Accountability and Inspections for Dining Service, RAID...
Student council members are, in the first row from left, Jasmin Foster, Connar Hadley and Hunter Denny. In the second row are Taylor Harvel, Brooke Miller, Heidi Mitchell, Julia Lasley and Hunter Miller. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Volunteers from the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School Student Council ran the check-in desk at an American Red Cross blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 18. The blood drive was held in the lower gymnasium at the school. The drive resulted in 63 potential donors giving 53 units of blood.  
As the historic 100th  Illinois General Assembly prepared to meet in Springfield, State Rep. Brandon Phelps, D-Harrisburg, on Jan. 18 called on both Gov. Bruce Rauner and his fellow lawmakers to come to the negotiating table to do what is best for the residents of Illinois. Phelps represents the...
After nearly 18 months without a full budget, a bipartisan package of reforms, spending and revenue was unveiled in the Illinois State Senate, according to State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, also reported his support for action on proposed term limits of...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Jan. 26, that Gabriel M. Rhymer of McClure has been sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful possession of stolen vehicle, a class two felony.   Rhymer will also serve...
Fire destroyed a barn near Lick Creek Wednesday evening, Jan. 25.
Fire destroyed a barn near Lick Creek Wednesday evening, Jan. 25. The Anna, Cobden and Jonesboro fire departments responded to the call.
From left are Union County Fair board member and treasurer Mike Meisenheimer, county fair office manager Marilyn Meisenheimer, Clare Bunyan, fair queen pageant assistant Linda Warren, fair queen pageant director Janice Osman and fair board member Dale Moreland. Photo provided.
The reigning Union County Fair queen earned special honors at the 2017 Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs, IAAF, convention. The convention was held last Thursday through Sunday at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield. The annual convention, which is scheduled each January, includes a...

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