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The Illinois Department on Aging, IDoA, is accepting nominations for the 2018 Senior Illinoisans Hall of Fame Awards.  The awards recognize adults, 65 years of age and older and highlight the meaningful contributions they have made in Illinois. Award nominations are being accepted for the following...
Plans are underway for the annual Shawnee Community College Phi Theta Kappa Easter egg hunt.  The Shawnee Community College Cosmetology Department and the Karnak United Methodist Church, along with a number of Shawnee College students community members, will assist again this year with the...
Meridian Elementary School in Mounds announces third quarter honor roll students. 3rd grade, high honors: Miracle Bailey, Ta'Liyah Beard, Malaina Bosecker, Amir Jackson, Gregory Johnson, LaTarus Johnson. JeSairus Maborn-Ware, Leon Patterson III, Airrion Swansey, Ahrielya Vasser, Tyannah Villagomez...
Illinois State Police District 22 has announced statistics from special details which were conducted during February in three area counties. Results from the details were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the  commander of the district. Roadside safety checks were conducted from late night Feb...
The Union County Hospital Auxiliary invites the community to an April Fool’s Day dance. The dance will benefit patients and visitors at Union County Hospital in Anna. Details about the event follow:  Date: April 1, 2018. Time: Whenever you please. Place: Wherever you are happiest. The auxiliary is...
f you want to know about your ancestors today, you can send a little saliva to a company where, for a fee, they will analyze your DNA and tell you where you come from. For scientists trying to find out about ancient peoples, however, the challenge is a bit grander.  But a researcher at Southern...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s Jake Parr has picked up several basketball honors. Parr was named to the All-State first team in Class 2A by the Associated Press. He was selected to the first team All-State in Class 2A by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He was also named first...
“Emma! A Pop Musical” was presented last weekend at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The musical was based on the Jane Austen novel, “Emma.” Performances were staged Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 16-18. On Thursday morning, March 15, the first act of the musical was presented to an audience of students from Anna School District No. 37. The accompanying photographs are from the performance. More pictures can be found in Section B of this week’s paper.
"Emma! A Pop Musical" was presented last weekend at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The musical was based on the Jane Austen novel, "Emma." Performances were scheduled Friday, Saturday and Sunday, March 16-18. On Thursday morning, March 15, the first act of the musical was presented to an...
Tuesday, March 20, was primary election day in Union County. Voters decided races which involved Republican Party, Democratic Party and Green Party candidates who were on the ballot. The winners in the primary election will advance to November's general election. A total of 3,187 votes were cast...
High school and junior high students by the hundreds plan to converge on Southern Illinois University Carbondale for the annual Southern Illinois Regional History Fair on March 24. “Conflict and Compromise” is the theme of this year’s event, which takes place in the SIU Student Center ballrooms and...

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