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Area firefighters and emergency services personnel attended a training program Monday evening, June 6, at the Cobden Community Park in Cobden.   The training focused on ways to handle the landing of a helicopter during an emergency. The Cobden Fire Department hosted the training program...
Meridian High School in Mounds announces fourth quarter honor roll students: High Honor Roll Freshmen: Kendrick Blake, Treston Masters, Sydnie Walker. Sophomores: Cymone Ballard, Larry Barnett, Alexis Crain, Mia Davis, RaKyah Jeter, Ann Lence, Destiny Lowe, Jazane Magraff. Juniors: Alyzon Agbayani...
Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is alerting business owners in the state about a scam in which scammers send emails, or in some cases social media messages, posing as representatives of the attorney general’s office in what is likely an attempt to con people into sending money or downloading...
These monarch butterflies were photographed at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. File photo.
Identifying ways to improve and increase habitat for monarch butterflies in Illinois is the focus of an online survey and a conservation summit meeting which is planned in Springfield this September.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, along with partners representing agriculture,...
Participants are being sought for the 22nd annual Cache River Days Pageant.   The pageant is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, at the Leona Brust Civic Center in Ullin.  Contestants must be a resident of Pulaski, Union, Alexander, Johnson or Massac county.   Organizers of the pageant noted that...
The Tupelo Chapter of Wild Ones Native Landscapers will present a program on edible wild plants on Wednesday, June 22 at the Carbondale Township Hall. Shannon Harms, a local expert, will lead the presentation. It will begin at 7 p.m. at the Township Hall, 216 East Monroe Street in Carbondale. At...
Retired botanist John Schwegman will present Hummingbirds of the World on Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m. at the Fort Massac State Park Visitors Center, 1308 East 5th Street. The event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
A Klassics for Kids event was presented Wednesday morning, June 8, at the Anna Arts Center in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Anna Arts Center hosted Klassics for Kids on Wednesday morning, June 8. The event exposed children to the joys of live classical music. Klassics for Kids featured a quintet which was made up of a clarinet, French horn, bassoon, oboe and a flute that was alternated with a piccolo.  The musicians...
Superintendents from across the state gathered June 8 at the Illinois Capitol in Springfield and urged legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner to end the status quo and find an equitable solution to the K-12 education funding crisis by July 1, the start of the new fiscal year.  The superintendents said...
Participants gathered around a Union County Ambulance Service vehicle to pray during a Blessing Walk on Tuesday, June 7. The event was held at Union County Hospital in Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
The Union County Hospital Auxiliary worked with the Union County Alliance of Churches to lead a Blessing Walk Tuesday, June 7, around the hospital in Anna.  The group was made up of residents of the Union County community, hospital staff and representatives from local churches.  They walked from...

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