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Norman Hickam, who is the oldest member of the church, viewed some of the items which were on display last Saturday evening.
The faith community at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna celebrated 150 years of ministry in Union County on Saturday, Sept. 24. The church was founded in 1866 by a group of 17 people who met at the Methodist Church in Anna.    They then met in a store building until they built a...
A special academic achievement was highlighted at September’s regular monthly meeting of the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School District 81 Board of Education. The meeting was Sept. 19 at the Union County school. The achievement was noted in minutes from the meeting. At the meeting, the board of...
One improvement project is underway in the City of Anna – and another long-awaited, much-anticipated project appears to be moving forward. Updates about both projects were shared at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, Sept. 20, at Anna City Hall....
Oasis Shrine Club plans to have a screening clinic for orthopaedic conditions, for Shriners Hospitals for Children for all children under the age of 18. The clinic is planned from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Southern Seven Health Department Union County clinic, which is located at...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale has selected the inaugural group of students who will benefit from a grant aimed at helping transfer students prepare for careers in the energy sector. The National Science Foundation awarded the $1 million grant from its Division of Undergraduate Education...
A film created by a Southern Illinois resident is making its premiere in the region. “Bundle of Sticks,” a new film by Dan Johnson of Alto Pass, was scheduled to premiere Saturday evening, Sept. 24, in Carbondale. A second screening is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30. Both of the screenings are...
Clifford Harold Wright, 86, of Jonesboro, died Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at 4:17 a.m. at his home. He was born on Jan. 7, 1930, in Simpson Township in Johnson County. He was the fourth child born to Douglas Bothwell and Edith Electivia Blades Wright. On Feb. 14, 1950, he married Helen Louise...
Seymour, played by Joey Johnson, revealed his new plant, Audrey II, to fellow employees and buyers. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The musical “Little Shop of Horrors” was performed at the Anna Arts Center Sept. 16-18. The production was directed by Cory Acklin and featured actors from throughout Southern Illinois.
Grand Chain Steamboat Day is planned Saturday, Oct. 1. Activities are scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Main Street. Steamboat Day is sponsored by the GCCDA and the Village of Grand Chain. An antique tractors and car show is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Information about the tractor and car show,...
Girls ages kindergarten through grade 12 have two upcoming opportunities to register for Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois in Union County. On Thursday, Sept. 29, registration is planned from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the basement of Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna. Girls have another chance to sign...

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