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Sparky helped greet those who came from the breakfast along with Xavier Richardson of Anna, Knox Richardson of Anna and Anna firefighter Brad Vaughn of Anna.
The Anna Fire and Rescue Department hosted a pancake breakfast Saturday morning, Oct. 8, during Union County ColorFest weekend. The breakfast was at the Anna Fire Station. All proceeds will benefit the Shop with a Cop/Firefighter program. Sparky, the Anna Fire and Rescue Department’s mascot, was on...
Former Anna Mayor Kenneth H. Kohler, 93, died Sunday, Oct. 2, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. Mr. Kohler served back-to-back terms as the mayor of Anna, from 1987 to 1991 and from 1991 to 1995. During his time of service as mayor, Mr. Kohler was instrumental in bringing the Illinois Veterans...
Conservationists normally plant trees not cut them down.  But, in an innovative project at Trail of Tears State Forest in Union County, that is precisely what the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, is doing to restore a more open, sunny forest that can support a diversity of life. “We...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel, left, presented a “Neighborhood Hero” certificate to Norman Hickam, right, last Friday afternoon.
The quiet, calm courage of a Union County resident was recognized by his neighbors during a surprise gathering last Friday afternoon. Norman Hickam’s neighbors met at his home along Morgan School Road between Jonesboro and Ware.  The neighbors, who were joined by Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel,...
The second annual Powderpuff Football Game for Breast Cancer is set for Oct. 15 at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football field at 7 p.m. The cost to attend is $2 per person. The A-J junior and sophomore girls will play the senior girls at 7 p.m. The winner of that game will play a...
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center plans to host two upcoming events. Haunted House A “Haunted House of Horrors” is scheduled to be open Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 and Halloween night, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The arts center will be transformed into an abandoned fire station...
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, IDFPR, and the Illinois Department of Corrections, IDOC, report that Landus Jackson, 40, of Mound City, was released from Vienna Correctional Center on Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, with a State of Illinois cosmetology license. The two...
The Old Feed Store in Cobden plans to host a special farmer's market Sunday, Oct. 16,  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo provided.
The Old Feed Store in Cobden plans to host a special farmer's market Sunday, Oct. 16,  from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with kids activities, free hay rides, face and pumpkin painting, hot and cold ciders, marshmallow roasting, bag toss and specials from all the vendors. Vendors that are scheduled to attend...
The LST Memorial 325 was docked on the Mississippi River front in Cape Girardeau from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3.
The LST Memorial 325 was docked on the Mississippi River front in Cape Girardeau from Sept. 29 through Oct. 3. The LST Memorial 325 was commissioned in 1943 and participated in the World War II D-Day landings on Omaha Beach in France. Currently docked in Evansville, Ind., she has become a museum...
The U.S. Forest Service/Shawnee National Forest, the Friends of the Shawnee National Forest and Unimin Corporation are planning to present Critter Night. Critter Night is a free, family event and will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at the Lincoln Memorial Picnic Grounds in...

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