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This week, millions of Americans will gather family and friends around the dinner table to give thanks.  But for those preparing the meal, it can be a stressful time.  Not to mention, for many it is the largest meal they have cooked all year, leaving plenty of room for mistakes that could cause...
Illinois State Police, ISP, District 13/22 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Shane Alvey, would like to remind motorists that the ISP is gearing up for the beginning of the holiday travel period.     The ISP will be stepping up enforcement patrols as the holiday driving season begins. The goal is to...
The Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna is planning to host its annual crafter/vendor/business expo. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26, in the lower gymnasium at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. More...
A Christmas holiday season concert is planned Saturday, Nov. 26, in Anna. The concert is set for 7 p.m. at historic St. Anne’s Church, which is located at 507 S. Main St.  The event will feature The Mainstreet Players and Family. An evening of Christmas and gospel music is planned. Parking will be...
A holiday season tradition continues this year at a Union County landmark. The PAST organization of Union County is planning to host the annual Carols at Candlelight from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the historic St. Anne’s Church in Anna.  The church is located along South Main Street in...
The Anna Police Department is currently investigating a report of a robbery at Hardee's, located at 140 East Vienna Street. At approximately 4:45 a.m., an employee from Hardee's reported an unknown male subject forced his way into the store and demanded money from the cash registers. A weapon was...
The 2017 Illinois First Detector Workshop on invasive plants, diseases and insects is scheduled to be offered at eight sites throughout the state beginning in January. One of the workshops is planned on Jan. 26 in Makanda. Information is available by contacting Maggie Rose at 618-687-1727. In its...
Online registration has opened for the 2017 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.  Individuals and teams can register for the plunge on the Special Olympics Illinois website at www.plungeillinois.com or by contacting the Special Olympics Illinois staff. The...
FFA members Kelsey McCrite, Rileigh Petermichel and David Mitchell, retired the colors.
Egyptian School in Tamms hosted its annual Veterans Day program on Thursday, Nov. 10. The program was held in the high school gym. This year’s program, “Honoring All Who Served,” featured student tributes, musical performances and recognition of the veterans who attended the program. Photos by...
Christmas holiday season events are planned at the Cross of Peace at Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. “Christmas at the Cross” is planned on four consecutive Saturdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   On Nov. 26, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, Christmas and gospel music are planned each...

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