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Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds has been reappointed to the board of directors of the Southern Illinois Child Death Investigation Task Force.   Edmonds' reappointment to the board was announced on June 17. The task force is a collaborative effort of state and local law enforcement,...
The Anna Police Department reported 251 calls which required a response during May. The department's activities are highlighted in a monthly reported shared by Anna Police Chief Mike Hunter. In addition to the number of calls requiring a response, the report showed the following statistics: Monthly...
A "strawberry moon" was visible in the sky over Southern Illinois on Monday night, June 20.
A "strawberry moon" was visible in the sky over Southern Illinois on Monday night, June 20. "Strawberry moon" is a nickname for a full moon which appears in June. The unique display coincided with the summer solstice, which occurred at 5:34 p.m. Monday. The CBS News website noted that the last time...
Glenn Heisner/Heisner's Surrey Service offered surrey rides for those who attended the festival.
The third annual Annabelle Street Festival was Saturday, June 11, in downtown Anna. Hot and sunny weather prevailed for the festival, which was held to celebrate the Annabelle hydrangea plant, which was discovered in 1910 near Anna. For the festival East Davie Street in downtown Anna was closed to...
An American Red Cross blood drive is planned Wednesday, June 29, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Cobden.  The drive is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Donors of all blood types are needed.  Blood donation appointments can be scheduled by using the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting...
Homecoming is planned Sunday, June 26, at West Eden United Methodist Church at Cypress. The church is located at the intersection of West Eden Road and George Bluff Loop. Sunday School will be at 9:15 a.m. Church is at 10 a.m. A potluck lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Singing is planned at 1:30...
Firefighters from the Ware-Wolf Lake, Alto Pass, and Jonesboro Fire Departments hosed down what was left of a house in Wolf Lake after a fire caught Monday evening.
Fire destroyed a house in Wolf Lake late Monday evening. Firefighters from Ware-Wolf Lake, Alto Pass and Jonesboro responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. Firefighters were continuing to work to extinguish the blaze early Tuesday morning.
The Cretaceous Hills of Southern Illinois will be the topic of a program planned Saturday, June 25, at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress. The free program, set for 1 p.m., will be presented by naturalist John Schwegman.  The wetlands center is located at 8885 State Route 37,...
Area firefighters and emergency services personnel attended a training program Monday evening, June 6, at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden.   The training focused on ways to handle the landing of a helicopter during an emergency. The Cobden Fire Department hosted the training program...
Meridian High School in Mounds announces fourth quarter honor roll students: High Honor Roll Freshmen: Kendrick Blake, Treston Masters, Sydnie Walker. Sophomores: Cymone Ballard, Larry Barnett, Alexis Crain, Mia Davis, RaKyah Jeter, Ann Lence, Destiny Lowe, Jazane Magraff. Juniors: Alyzon Agbayani...

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