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Award presented Lonnie Hinton, second from right, was presented with the 2017-2018 News Media Professional of the Year award at the Illinois VFW’s 97th annual state convention. Along with Hinton are, from left, state senior vice commander Don Boyer; assistant adjutant-quartermaster Barbara Wilson, who is a life member of the VFW’s Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna; and District 15 commander Clarence Caraker, who is a life member of Pulaski County Memorial Post No. 8891 in Mounds. Photo by Rodney Thomp
The Illinois Veterans of Foreign Wars honored Lonnie Hinton as the 2017-2018 News Media Professional of the Year at its 97th annual state convention. The convention was June 14-17 in Springfield. Hinton, who is the publisher of The Vienna Times in Vienna, was nominated for the award by District 15...
In 2014, when Southern Illinois University Carbondale began preparing for the Aug. 21, 2017, total solar eclipse, there was no blueprint to guide its planning. Four years later, the university’s eclipse events have been recognized with a grand gold award from the Council for Advancement and Support...
Jonesboro School announces the honor roll students for the fourth quarter: High Honors Ben Hauser, Zoe Jones, Chesnee Marks, Grace Mowell, Thomas Coleman, Lucas Salazar, Emily Stearns, Dylan Wilson. Cadence Black, Alyson Hasty, Mya Laster, Ella Lingle, Miranda Bundren, Lizabeth Carillo, Alexandria...
Plans are being made for the 2018 Cobden Peach Festival parade.  The parade will be one of the highlights of this year’s Cobden Peach Festival.  The annual festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3-4 in Cobden. The festival takes place at the Cobden Community Park. The Peach Festival is a...
The Union County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a shooting at approximately 10:55 a.m. Monday, June 18, at 255 Kimber Rd., Dongola. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel identified the victim as Anthony D. Shelton, 40. Shelton is from the Union County area. The sheriff reported that Shelton...
The Union County Sheriff’s Office is alerting area residents about a scam involving asphalt paving. The sheriff’s office posted the following alert on Facebook: Asphalt paving scammers from out of state are in our area again.  The scammers will more than likely solicit you at your home and claim...
Members of the Daniel Chapman Chapter of the the NSDAR toured the historic Hotel Metropolitan in Paducah on May 14. The chapter members are shown with Betty Dobson, who is the executive director of the site. Photo provided.
The Daniel Chapman Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution had its regular meeting Monday afternoon, May 14, at the historic Hotel Metropolitan, built as an African/American hotel in Paducah. Following the ritual, the regent’s welcome by Doda Starkey and a business session, a program was...
The U.S. Department of Defense, DoD, and the Delta Regional Authority, DRA, plan to hold a health care mission in Harrisburg. The mission is scheduled to be open daily at Harrisburg Middle School starting June 18 and continuing through June 27. The middle school is located at 312 Bulldog Blvd. The...
Local Girl Scouts are invited to attend an upcoming pool party. The Girl Scouts also are announcing a new program which is open to preschool-aged girls and their families. Pool Party UPAC – Union, Pulaski, Alexander County – Girl Scouts are planning to have their annual pool party Friday evening,...
A celebration of the 50th wedding anniversary of Roy and Mollie Keith is planned Saturday, July 7, in Alto Pass. The open house celebration is scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alto Pass Civic Center. The celebration will be hosted by their children. The couple request no gifts; only the...

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