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A large crowd was in attendance Saturday morning, Nov. 5, for a veterans ceremony which was held in downtown Alto Pass.
A large crowd was in attendance Saturday morning, Nov. 5, for a veterans ceremony which was held in downtown Alto Pass.  The service was conducted by the Alto Pass Area Veterans to honor military veterans.  The service was held at a veterans memorial in Alto Pass. Several improvements have been...
Illinois State Police District 22 plans to conduct nighttime enforcement patrols in Alexander County during November. The patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, the interim commander of District 22. The patrols allow the state police to focus on preventing, detecting and taking enforcement...
It seems counterintuitive: in order to preserve something in nature, nature must be managed.  And not gently: conservation management techniques include tree harvest, prescribed burns, even sometimes application of herbicides.  James Zaczek, professor and chair of the Department of Forestry at...
Photo by Amber Skelton.
A parade was held in Anna on Friday, Nov. 11, in honor of Veterans Day. Many floats carried or memorialized men and women who have served the U.S. in times of war and peace.
The Southern Illinois Opry presents, at the Herrin Civic Center, the lineup for the last Opry of 2016 on Saturday, Nov. 19. The SI Opry will open with bluegrass from S.I. Opry Members Cassie Andrews and Calico Creek.  Members include Cassie Andrews on banjo & vocals, Becky Peters, guitar and...
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...

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