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The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School volleyball team lost its final two regular season matches last week. Harrisburg 25-25, A-J 18-21: Elle Basler had 11 kills, 10 serve receives and digs, 4 good serves and a block for the visiting Lady Wildcats Wednesday, Oct. 19. Brooke Miller had 11 digs, 10...
The Anna Police Department had 290 calls which required a response during September. The statistics were shared in the department’s monthly activity report, which was issued by Anna Police Chief Mike Hunter. The September activity report also showed: 130 walk-in requests. 106 traffic stops. 14...
As the county, nation and state gear up for the 2016 general election, a special event is planned at a Union County high school. Cobden High School is planning to stage a mock presidential debate from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3. Students have taken two different classes, with each class...
A proposal for an updated aerial survey was presented at a recent meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The proposal was discussed at a regular meeting of the board, which took place Oct. 14 at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. A presentation was given to county officials by...
October has been fairly mild and very dry in Union County. Through Oct. 24, only .89 of an inch of precipitation had been recorded in the Jonesboro area. Precipitation during the period of Oct. 18-24 amounted to only .19 of an inch, which was measured on Oct. 20. Scattered light frost was seen on...
The Illinois Department of Employment Security, IDES, reports that the unemployment rate in September held at 5.5 percent. Nonfarm payrolls increased by 7,400 jobs over the month, based on preliminary data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and IDES.  Job growth is still below the...
Rural Health Inc., RHI, in Anna has received an Illinois Children’s Healthcare Foundation Oral Health Initiative grant for $400,000. RHI announced the awarding of the grant in an Oct. 25 news release. The purpose of the funding is to expand and strengthen existing dental services for children.  ...
Several motorcyclists were involved in an accident on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 22, in Williamson County. Illinois State Police reported that seven motorcycles were traveling in a group northbound on Illinois Route 148 at the Grange Hall Road/I-57 southbound entrance ramp.  The lead motorcycles...
Union Pacific steam locomotive No. 844 made a stop in Wolf Lake on Oct. 19. The locomotive stopped on the tracks at the State Forest Road crossing in the Union County community.
Nearly 100 people of all ages gathered at a railroad crossing in western Union County one day last week to see living history steam its way through the Union County community for what was being billed as a “Trek to Tennessee.” Union Pacific’s “Living Legend" No. 844 steam locomotive made a stop at...
Unique and one-of-a-kind creations and donations from local artists, crafters, businesses, individuals, and supporters will all be up for bids Saturday, Nov. 5, at PAWS 23rd Annual Auction for Animals benefit. The event is presented by Pets Are Worth Saving, Inc., a local animal welfare...

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