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Cindy Wright created and made the costumes for the play "Scenes from Pooh." Eeyore (Anthony Jimenez) and Piglets (Brinley Corbit and Kenzie Stover)  are showing off their costumes. Photo provided.
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council/Anna Arts Center play "Scenes from Pooh" had a "kick off" early rehearsal Monday, Feb. 12. A group of 18 young actors and actresses shared the stage with Pete Housman's rehearsal for “Assumptions.”  "Assumptions" was the first play of the Shawnee Hills Arts Council/...
Tuesday, March 20, is primary election day in Union County. Voters will decide races which involve Republican Party, Democratic Party and Green Party candidates who are on the ballot. Polling places in Union County are scheduled to be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day. The winners in the...
Interspersed throughout Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s experiential learning, outdoor recreation laboratory known as Touch of Nature Environmental Center are miles and miles of trails.  During a series of Trail Stewardship Days which are planned this spring, Touch of Nature invites...
Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Social Work plans to present a free public viewing of “The Age of Love” on March 20. The award-winning documentary, which follows the comic and poignant adventures of 10 seniors who attend a speed dating event for 70- to 90-year-olds and seek...
In recognition of the observance of the Illinois state bicentennial year during 2018, the Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society plans to host a special program on Sunday, March 18, in Vienna. The program is scheduled to feature Illinois history author Ed Annable. The program is set for...
Area residents are invited to be part of a special event which is planned at Giant City State Park near Makanda. A "hike with a homeless dog" event is scheduled Saturday, March 24, at the park. Giant City State Park is partnering with Wright-Way Animal Rescue in an effort to get four-legged and two...
Members of the Pulaski-Alexander board of the Illinois Association of Home and Community Education are busy preparing for an upcoming Hillbilly Dinner Theater. Photo provided.
Planning for the Hillbilly Dinner Theater was accomplished at a recent Pulaski-Alexander board meeting of the Illinois Association of Home and Community Education.   Board chairperson June Badgley, in the accompanying picture, fourth from the right, tried to whip eggs in a blue bowl while sifting...
Illinois voters are not very sanguine about the overall direction of the state and nation, but they are much happier about the direction of their own town or city.  Voters are also not impressed with the recent federal tax cuts and do not plan to let them influence their voting decisions. Those...
Union County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, the Illinois Department of Revenue, IDOR, reports. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier,” is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as...
An official Illinois bicentennial craft beer is available. Gov. Bruce Rauner tapped the first keg of the beer recently at Binny’s Beverage Depot Tasting Room in Lincoln Park.  Hand of Fate Brewing Co. of Petersburg created the special birthday brew, called 1818 Prairie State...Farmhouse Ale, which...

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