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During September, the visitors center at Giant City State Park near Makanda is hosting a quilt exhibit by local artist and nature enthusiast Pradnya Dharmadhikari. The exhibit includes quilts that display trees, flowers and nature landscapes. The Giant City visitors center plans to host new art...
Ladies Nite Out is planned Friday, Sept. 16, in Cobden. The event is presented by the Cobden Community & Business Association. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Ladies Nite Out will feature food, shopping discounts, raffles, giveaways and other activities. Those who plan to attend will be able to...
Farmers who want to meet with regional buyers one-on-one are invited to attend a “Meet the Buyers” event scheduled for Oct. 10. The one-day event will take place at the St. Louis University campus in the II Monastero Building at 3050 Olive St. in St. Louis from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Doors open at 9:30...
From left are Megan Theis, Alyssa Flores, Westin George, Kinley Lingle, Hailey Wright, Peyton Lingle, Noah Wiseman, Rebecca Gray, Michelle Wolford and Madison Boner with their new instruments. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
In April, Dongola Unit School District No. 66 received new music instruments, thanks to the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation. All five clarinets which were received are currently in use by students in grades 5 through 8. Three of the four alto saxophones and both tenor saxophones are in use. An oboe...
Students can still sign up to attend fall classes at Shawnee Community College. Late start instruction is scheduled to begin on Sept. 19. Classes are scheduled at the college’s main campus near Ullin. Classes also are planned at the college’s extension centers in Anna, Cairo and Metropolis. A...
The musical “Little Shop of Horrors” has an opening night set for Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Anna Arts Center at 125 W. Davie St. in Anna.  The production will be staged in the performing arts center at the Anna Arts Center on Friday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m; Saturday, Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday,...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, IDOT, has launched a new media campaign which is designed to remind the state’s drivers that they are not Invinceable when getting behind the wheel.  The Invinceable campaign humorously plays on cop shows of the 1970s and 1980s to drive home the message...
The photograph features the display in front of the fire and police station in Anna.
Memorials commemorating the terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, are on display in front of city hall and the fire and police station building in Anna. The accompanying photograph features the display in front of the fire and police station.
The statewide average rainfall for August was 6.89 inches, 3.30 inches above normal and the wettest August on record, according to Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel with the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. This year’s rainfall just beat the old...
An exhibit featuring the award-winning fine art photography of Tom Bell of Makanda is on display through Oct. 1 at the Luna Gallery at the Yellow Moon Cafe in downtown Cobden. Bell recently retired after more than 30 years as a college administrator at John A. Logan College in Carterville and now...

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