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From left are Megan Theis, Alyssa Flores, Westin George, Kinley Lingle, Hailey Wright, Peyton Lingle, Noah Wiseman, Rebecca Gray, Michelle Wolford and Madison Boner with their new instruments. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
In April, Dongola Unit School District No. 66 received new music instruments, thanks to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. All five clarinets which were received are currently in use by students in grades 5 through 8. Three of the four alto saxophones and both tenor saxophones are in use. An oboe...
Students can still sign up to attend fall classes at Shawnee Community College. Late start instruction is scheduled to begin on Sept. 19. Classes are scheduled at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Classes also are planned at the college’s extension centers in Anna, Cairo and Metropolis. A...
The musical “Little Shop of Horrors” has an opening night set for Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Anna Arts Center at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna.  The production will be staged in the performing arts center at the Anna Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m; Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday,...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has launched a new media campaign which is designed to remind the state’s drivers that they are not Invinceable when getting behind the wheel.  The Invinceable campaign humorously plays on cop shows of the 1970s and 1980s to drive home the message...
The photograph features the display in front of the fire and police station in Anna.
Memorials commemorating the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, are on display in front of city hall and the fire and police station building in Anna. The accompanying photograph features the display in front of the fire and police station.
The statewide average rainfall for August was 6.89 inches, 3.30 inches above normal and the wettest August on record, according to Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel with the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. This year’s rainfall just beat the old...
An exhibit featuring the award-winning fine art photography of Tom Bell of Makanda is on display through Oct. 1 at the Luna Gallery at the Yellow Moon Cafe in downtown Cobden. Bell recently retired after more than 30 years as a college administrator at John A. Logan College in Carterville and now...
Earthquakes occur without warning and can have devastating effects, as the world witnessed after a recent deadly earthquake in Italy.  With two seismic zones in the southern part of the state and Illinois residents who travel throughout the world, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, IEMA, and...
Limestone bluffs near the LaRue Swamp in western Union County. File photo.
The Shawnee National Forest’s Snake Road in Union County was scheduled to close on Sept. 1 for a fall snake and amphibian migration. The U.S. Forest Service announced that the road would be closed so that snakes and amphibians can migrate from LaRue Swamp to nearby limestone bluffs. Some of the...
From piggy banks to that first savings account, many children are taught the value of saving from an early age. But as they grow to adolescence, following parental advice sometimes gives way to peer or media influences, and those once-thrifty children are now teenagers in a consumer-driven world...

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