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The Delta Regional Authority, together with its federal and locally-based partners, on Dec. 13 announced more than $4 million in new investments aimed at strengthening Illinois’ infrastructure, workforce and economy. Specifically, DRA will invest more than $800,000 in supporting Southern Illinois’...
Upward Basketball at Mighty Rivers in Cairo is gearing up for its 18th season.   Four registrations were held during the last month. Organizers reported that 125 basketball players and 39 cheerleaders have been sized for uniforms and completed their skill drill sets.   The kids are excited to start...
The PAST organization of Union County extends an invitation to a Christmas open house which is planned this weekend. The holiday season event is scheduled from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Heritage House Museum in Jonesboro. Heritage House is located just south of the Jonesboro...
School board elections are slated in April 2017 in Union County.  The filing period for school board elections began Dec. 12 and continues through Dec. 19. Nominating petitions are filed at the Union County clerk’s office in Jonesboro. Elections are scheduled in each of the county’s seven school...
Two meetings were on the calendar last week for the Union County Board of Commissioners. Regular meetings were held on Monday morning, Dec. 5, and again on Friday morning, Dec. 9. Both sessions were held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Dec. 9 Meeting Last Friday morning's meeting was...
Girl Scout Troop 8545 plans to collect new and gently used twin blankets at Walmart in Anna tomorrow, Saturday, Dec. 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to a fill a truck donated by Coad Chevy Buick Ford in Anna. Troop 8545 is working on their bronze award project, which includes making a collecting blankets...
From left are Jaden Ebberts, 6th grade, clarinet; Isabel Tehandon, 6th grade, alto saxophone; Lacey Crow, 6th grade, voice; Cadence Black, 5th grade, trumpet; Alyson Hasty, 5th grade, clarinet; Ella Lingle, 5th grade, flute; Jason McAlister, 5th grade, trombone; Sydney Waun, 6th grade, flute; and Stephanie Bushno, music teacher. Photo provided.
Jonesboro Grade School band and choir students performed at a recent meeting of the Anna-Jonesboro Women’s Club. Those that performed included Jaden Ebberts, 6th grade, clarinet; Isabel Tehandon, 6th grade, alto saxophone; Lacey Crow, 6th grade, voice; Cadence Black, 5th grade, trumpet; Alyson...
Shawnee Community College recently announced the resignation of college board of trustees member Chris Boyd of Anna. The college said in a news release that Boyd will continue to serve as the board’s vice chairman until Dec. 31. The board is accepting applications from community members who may be...
Ms. Beth read dragon-themed books to kids at a recent story time. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Stinson Memorial Public Library in Anna recently hosted a dragon-themed story time. Activities included Ms. Beth of the library staff reading the children books like “Not Your Typical Dragon” and “Have You Seen My Dragon?” The kids also helped Ms. Beth match colorful dragons to their eggs. The...
Brooke Stanton, pictured, is wanted on charges of home invasion and armed robbery. Photo provided.
The Union County Sheriff’s Office in Jonesboro is asking for the public’s help in locating Brooke Stanton, a wanted person.  Stanton is described as a white female, 21 years of age, 5’2”, 180 pounds. Stanton is wanted on charges of home invasion and armed robbery.  Anyone with information on Brooke...

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