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Plans for several street improvement projects were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Sept. 5, at Anna City Hall in Anna. City administrator Steve Guined shared information with the council about the street projects, which are planned...
The Union County Board of Commissioners has approved a resolution which addresses concerns about a public health and safety crisis. The resolution was approved at a regular meeting of the county board which was held Friday morning, Sept. 8. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in...
Applications are available for the 2017 Illinois Snow Angel pageant. The pageant is planned Saturday, Dec. 2, at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. The pageant begins at 6 p.m. Girls and young women, ages 4 to 24, are invited to participate in the pageant. Miss and Teen applications are due Sept...
Replicas of the Pinta and Nina are scheduled to visit the region. The ships are replicas used by explorer Christopher Columbus.
Replicas of the Pinta and Nina, two of the ships used by Christopher Columbus, are scheduled to be at the Mississippi River front in Cape Girardeau in late September and early October. On Friday, Sept. 29, replicas of the Pinta and Nina, are scheduled to open for tours in Cape Girardeau. The ships...
As thousands of students head back to school, they also have a chance to join the Boy Scouts of America.  Sign-up nights are occurring all over the region at area schools during September. Scouting is for youth ages 7-20, with programs that offer opportunities for girls and boys. For more...
A long-time Southern Illinois state legislator resigned from his post. The vacancy was quickly filled. State Rep. Brandon W. Phelps, D-Harrisburg, resigned, effective Sept. 1. Phelps represented the 118th District in Southern Illinois. Phelps cited health reasons for his decision. He had served in...
Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs visited the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro on Monday, Aug. 28. Photo provided.
Illinois State Treasurer Michael W. Frerichs paid a visit to Union County last week. Frerichs met with local officials at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro, where he discussed programs which were available through the treasurer’s office. He also made a stop in Anna. During his visit, the...
Shawnee Community College hosted a community forum at the college’s Anna Extension Center on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Dr. Peggy Bradford, left, at podium, the new president of the college, spoke about concerns and opinions those in attendance had about Shawnee Community College’s future. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College hosted a community forum on Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the college’s Anna Extension Center. Dr. Peggy Bradford, the new president of the college, along with other Shawnee Community College staff members, attended the forum. More than 20 members of the community and business...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reported Sept. 1 that Samantha Jo Stanton, 24, of Anna, has been sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to burglary,  which is a Class 2 felony.   Stanton will also serve a two-year term of mandatory...
Bryce Massey, a junior at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, has been selected to serve on the Illinois State Board of Education, ISBE, Student Advisory Council, SAC. The council is composed of 16 sophomores, juniors and seniors from throughout the state. Massey will serve on the council for two...

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