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Do you enjoy recording weather conditions in your own backyard? Do you like to keep track of how much rain or snow fell at your location?  If so, consider joining the CoCoRaHS network. Every morning, CoCoRaHS observers record important measurements of how much rain, hail or snow fell at their...
Illinoisans have chosen “The Blues Brothers” as the top movie in state history, embracing a film that celebrates car crashes, classic songs, Chicago landmarks and two shady characters trying desperately to do the right thing. “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” and “A League of Their Own” came next in the...
Casimir Pulaski Day was celebrated March 5 in Illinois. Gov. Bruce Rauner observed the day by attending commemorative events at the Polish Museum of America in Chicago to honor the Revolutionary War hero known as the “Father of the American Cavalry.”  Pulaski, a Warsaw-born immigrant who came to...
Heavy rain fell throughout the Union County area on Feb. 24. This was the scene in downtown Cobden in the midst of ongoing downpours.
The statewide average precipitation (rain and water content of snow) was 5.0 inches in February, which was 2.9 inches above normal and the wettest February on record, according to Illinois state climatologist Jim Angel of the Illinois State Water Survey at the University of Illinois at Urbana-...
The South Egyptian Conference has announced 2017-2018 postseason all conference basketball honors. Cobden’s John Russell was a first team all-conference pick for the boys. Teammate Noah Franklin was a second team selection. Cobden’s Meredith Flamm made all conference first team for the girls....
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center is planning to host a judged art competition and exhibition April 2-29. A reception for the exhibition is planned from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on April 22. Admission will be free. Refreshments will be served. The competition features three categories:...
Pictured are some students in teacher Marcy Bundren’s class who participated in Hat Day. In the first row are, from left, Heidi Miller, Aleah Box, Kiyona Muncey and Kenzie Miller. In the second row are Lucas Tehandon, Grant Lingle, Elias Knight, Landon Lofton and Mrs. Bundren.
Jonesboro School is challenging all Union County schools to “Raise the Roof” for the Union County Veterans of Foreign Wars post. When Jonesboro School heard that the Carroll P. Foster VFW Post No. 3455 of Anna was raising funds for a new roof, the students and teachers were ready to help.   “After...
Union County Clerk Terry Bartruff plans to resign. Bartruff announced his plans last Friday morning. The announcement came at a regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was held at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The county clerk shared his plans following a...
Anna School District No. 37 announces third quarter honor roll students: 5th grade, high honor roll Halsey Alsono Aragon, Sierra Beggs, Jackson Brooker, Mia DeHarpart, Brooklyn Eastman, Rylan Frazier, Cash Hodges, Kayce Isaacs, Drew Sadler, Zoee Sadler, Tess Wilkins, Anthony Wiseman. 5th grade,...
Jonesboro Elementary School announces third quarter honor roll students: High Honors Chloe McFarland, Anna Rodgers, Allison Toler, Trevor Cochran, Kaya Coleman, Dylan Holderfield, Marlee Smith, Austin Adams. Lia Mays, Isabel Tehandon, Lily Baker, Shawn Waddington, Alyson Hasty, Mya Laster, Ella...

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