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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...
An expert on voting rights is scheduled to speak at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau on Sept. 14 in commemoration of Constitution Day. Dr. R. Keith Gaddie, President’s Associates Presidential Professor and chairperson of the Department of Political Science at the University of...
Saluki Family Weekend 2016, a time for Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and their families, is set for Sept. 16-18. The weekend includes campus tours, photo opportunities, a craft sale, brunches, recreational and artistic activities, a magic show, movies, Saluki tailgating and...
Members of the Alto Pass Area Veterans group were volunteering their time last Saturday to do the work on the memorial.
Major improvements are underway at the veterans monument in downtown Alto Pass. Members of the Alto Pass Area Veterans group were volunteering their time last Saturday to do the work. The improvements are slated to include an expanded base, the installation of four flag poles for the display of U.S...
A suspect in an alleged Union County burglary was taken into custody without resistance at approximately 10 a.m. Tuesday. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel reported in a news release that a plainclothes detective from the sheriff’s office spotted the suspect, identified as Dejun D. Booker, 26, near...
The Lick Creek Foundation plans to have a car wash on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Save-a-Lot parking lot in Jonesboro. Last year’s car wash raised over $1,000 to add to the Tom Sherrill Memorial Golf Scramble. “Big D’s” team of cooks will provide food, including pork steaks,...
A Union County church is planning to celebrate 200 years of active membership during September. St. John’s Lutheran Church near Dongola, “Illinois’ first and oldest,” dates back to 1816 and has been ministering to the community for two centuries. An open house is planned from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on...
Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau is scheduled to host an active shooter drill Wednesday morning, Sept. 7, at its 1708 Lacey location. This is a closed drill in order to minimize disruption of daily activities. The drill is not taking place in the main hospital. Patient care will not be...
The Illinois State Police have reported that the Metropolis Police Department, Illinois State Police, and the Massac County Sheriff’s Department are currently involved in a stand-off in Metropolis. The subject is wanted on warrant for drug charges and possession of weapons by a convicted felon.  ...

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