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As bats become more active, the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, is reminding people to beware of potentially rabid bats and other animals.   Through July 11, 17 bats had tested positive for rabies, IDPH reported. “People can receive preventive treatment if they are exposed to an animal...
Susan Hase of Anna is with her granddaughter, Madeline VanDaele, who completed the doctor of pharmacy program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Photo provided.
Madeline VanDaele has completed the doctor of pharmacy program at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. VanDaele is a member of Rho Chi, which is the national pharmacy school honor society.   She will be completing a post-graduate residency with an ambulatory care focus at the Veteran’s...
Ethan Minckler
Ethan Minckler, a recent graduate of Lick Creek School, won fifth place in the math division at the 2018 Junior Beta Club National Competition in Savannah, Ga.  In addition, Ethan won first place at the Junior Beta Club Illinois state competition in 2017 and 2018. 
St. John’s Cemetery Association plans to host an ice cream social Saturday, July 21. The social will be held outside at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Dongola. Serving starts at 5 p.m. The menu will include fresh grilled hamburgers and hot dogs, chips, soda, bottled water, homemade desserts and...
The U.S. Farm Report, a nationally syndicated weekly television program, will be filming an episode live at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale Campus on July 24. For decades, U.S. Farm Report has brought weekly news and stories from the world of agriculture and agribusiness. Hosted by Tyne...
A search for contestants is underway for the 2018 Union County Fair Queen, Little Miss Fair Queen and Junior Miss Fair Queen pageant. The pageant is set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 19, at the Union County Fair in Anna. The fair will be at the Anna City Park in Anna. Fair Queen Pageant  Contestants...
Anna Junior High School has scheduled baseball and softball tryouts. Tryouts are planned from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 23-25. Baseball tryouts are scheduled at Kiwanis Field at the Anna City Park. Softball tryouts are planned at Denny Field at the Anna City Park. Tryouts are...
A Union County Sheriff’s Office deputy escaped injury when he was at the scene of a traffic accident on Interstate 57 and another unit struck his squad vehicle. Illinois State Police District 22 at Ullin reported that the first accident happened at 1:24 a.m. July 16 at milepost 25 in the south...
State Office of Tourism director Cory Jobe was scheduled to conduct a media tour through Southern Illinois this week. The purpose of the tour, which was slated to begin Tuesday, July 17, and continue through Thursday, today, is designed to reveal the latest county tourism numbers and to promote the...
Electronic message signs are on display at several locations in the Anna and Jonesboro area. The signs are alerting motorists about the upcoming planned closing of the four-way stop in the heart of Anna.
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, is alerting motorists about plans which involve two major highway projects in Union County. Four-Way Stop Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, July 23, the busy four-way stop intersection at Illinois Route 146 (Vienna Street) and Main Street in downtown Anna...

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