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The Union County Board of Commissioners decided this week to continue to have regular meetings on Friday mornings. The commissioners had been considering the possibility of moving their regular meetings to Mondays.  For a number of years, regular board meetings have been scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on...
In the first row are, from left, Debby McKibben, internal affairs, and Bonni Linton, executive coordinator. In the second row are Brooke Miller, vice president; Melanie Lasley, president; Josh McFadden, treasurer; and Greg George, internal affairs. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce had its first meeting of the new year at Union County Hospital in Anna on Thursday, Jan. 5. Incoming president Melanie Lasley gave a report about the previous year. Incoming vice president Brooke Miller reminded those in attendance about the chamber’s upcoming...
The American Red Cross reports that it has a severe winter blood shortage and is issuing an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to make a donation appointment now and help save patient lives.  Area residents can be donors at an American Red Cross blood drive which is planned next week at a...
Common birds which are seen at feeders will be the topic of a program which is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center near Cypress. The program will be presented by Anne Parmley. The wetlands center is located at 8885 State Route 37 South.  Those who attend...
Illinois farmers are invited to one of three seminars planned throughout the state which will focus on innovative soil and water conservation practices.    One of the seminars is planned at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The one-day seminars will feature local agricultural producers and...
The August 2017 solar eclipse which will be seen in the region is slated to be the focus of an upcoming meeting for area businesses. The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone, SIDEZ, is partnering with Illinois Small Business Development Center at Shawnee Community College to host the...
Jacob W. Turner
The Union County Sheriff's Office in Jonesboro is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted person. The sheriff's office is looking for Jacob W. Turner, a white male 62 years of age, 5'05", 130 pounds. Turner is wanted for driving while license revoked. Those who have any information on...
The State of Illinois’ Department of Innovation and Technology, DoIT, recently hosted the Smart State Roadmap Workshop. The event was a two-day workshop to pursue becoming the first “Smart State” in the nation. The workshop had more than 50 participants including Deputy Gov. Trey Childress, state...
University of Illinois Extension has announced plans for 2017 commercial tree fruit schools. Schools are scheduled in Mt. Vernon and Hardin. The Mt. Vernon school is planned Feb. 7. The school will be at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn. Registration for the school in Mt. Vernon is scheduled to begin at...
Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
A large flock of birds was spotted on the move recently in Pulaski County. The birds were flying across U.S. Route 51.

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