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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...
From left are Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds, Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel, Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Schildknecht and Union County Sheriffi’s Office Detective Asa Busby. Photo provided.
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on Monday, March 19, recognized Union County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Schildknecht for his work on a 2017 traffic stop which resulted in two sentences to prison for drug distribution and the seizure of...
The Daniel Chapman Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution met Monday afternoon, March 12, at the First Baptist Church in Golconda. The meeting was called to order by regent Doda Starkey, followed by The Ritual, by Starkey and chaplain Bonnie Hogue. The Pledge of Allegiance...
The second annual Day of Giving for Southern Illinois University Carbondale raised more than $480,000 from more than 1,800 donors, and the donations were still rolling in. With the theme of “Give the Gift of Experience” as its call to action, the 24-hour fund-raising campaign rallied SIU supporters...
Two suspects wanted in connection with a homicide investigation in Indiana were taken into custody Saturday, March 17, following a manhunt in Union County. The suspects were scheduled to make an appearance in Union County Circuit Court in Jonesboro on Tuesday, and then were expected to be...
The Southern Illinois Pagan Alliance plans to celebrate its annual Ostara ritual on Saturday, March 24, at the Gaia House Interfaith Center in Carbondale.   The gathering starts at 6 p.m. The ritual begins at 7 p.m.  A potluck will follow.  All are welcome.   The word “Ostara” is one of many names...
At a time when public educational institutions, social service providers, and state and local governments are struggling to emerge from Illinois’ multi-year budget impasse, 51 percent of registered voters say the solution to the state’s $1.5 billion budget deficit is to cut “waste and inefficiency...
Southern Illinois University Carbondale plans to host two days of leadership enrichment and personal development for female students. The event, “Lifting as We Climb: Empowering Women through Community and Leadership,” is set for Friday and Saturday, March 30-31, at Touch of Nature Environmental...
Polling places have been set for the Tuesday, March 20, primary election in Union County. Polls are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday. The polling places, by precinct, follow: Anna 1 and 2: Main Street Center, 400 S. Main St., Anna. Anna 3 and 4: Anna City Hall community room,...

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