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John A. Logan College and Advanced Energy Solutions Group are planning on conducting a series of public meetings to educate Illinois residents about smart grid and smart meter technology as well as a bulk buy opportunity for solar power.  Six events will be held, all open to the public, and one...
This November, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give the perfect gift, a blood donation, to help ensure a sufficient blood supply throughout the holiday season. A decline in donations occurs from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Day when donors are busy with family gatherings and...
Jus10s Frozen Yogurt & Dessert Shoppe owners Mary K. Harris and Bryan Miller hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 4, at their new business in downtown Anna. Photo by Amber Skelton.
Jus10s Frozen Yogurt & Dessert Shoppe owners Mary K. Harris and Bryan Miller hosted an open house on Friday, Nov. 4, at their new business in downtown Anna. Donations were collected for the Union County Sheriff’s Office’s K-9 fund. The name of the business is in honor of Justin King, Miller’s...
The front entrance to Stinson Memorial Library in Anna.
A Union County landmark has received special recognition on an internet website blog. The BLT, which is the blog for Lifestyle & Travel on the website www.vacationsmadeeasy.com, posted a feature which was headlined: “20 Libraries That Will Make You Forget About Netflix.” Among the 20 libraries...
Servers at the 2015 Heritage House Holiday luncheon included Barbara Bauer, Linda Sadler, Kay McRaven, Elaine Crain and Emily Meyer. PAST is making plans to host holiday luncheons in December. Photo provided.
The PAST organization of Union County is making plans to host festive holiday luncheons at Heritage House in Jonesboro.   Luncheon dates are scheduled on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1-3 and on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec.  7-10. Doors will open to reserved luncheon guests...
Paula Stairs was presented with the Sarah Jane Community Service Award recently. With Stairs are William Hall, left, of Anna, who is a member of the Shawnee Development Council board; and Bobby Toler Jr., who is the county commissioners’ representative on the council board.
Paula Stairs recently received the Shawnee Development Council’s Sarah Jane Community Service Award. The award was presented in recognition of compassion for others and dedication to the community. Stairs, of Cobden, is Shawnee Development Council’s county coordinator for Union County. The council’...
Union County CEO Team 17 has announced it is partnering with Reppert Publications to fully create, design and develop content for a multipage Union County Pride insert for a February edition of The Gazette-Democrat called “Hearing Our Hometown Heartbeat.” The team is soliciting thoughts from the...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement and special traffic enforcement patrols during November in Union County. The patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22.  Alvey said the alcohol countermeasure patrols...
Shawnee High School senior government students who worked on teams for presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gathered for a photo following a mock debate. The debate was held last Friday afternoon in the gym at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake.
Students portraying the nation’s two major political parties’ presidential candidates faced off during a mock presidential debate which was held last Friday afternoon at Shawnee Junior-Senior High School in Wolf Lake. The event involved 27 high school government students taught by Jamie Nash-...
The U.S. Forest Service is waiving fees at most of its day-use recreation sites from Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 to Sunday, Nov. 13, in cooperation with other federal agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.  Day-use fees will be waived at all standard amenity fee sites...

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