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The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, has announced that a preliminary total of 76,579 deer were taken by hunters during the seven-day 2020 Illinois firearm deer season that concluded on Sunday, Dec. 6.  A final total of 75,417 deer were harvested during the firearm season in 2019. ...
Following successful education and enforcement actions during the three-day 2020 Fourth of July holiday, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, Conservation Police Officers, CPOs, have been named top mid-sized agency in the Operation Dry Water program by the National Association of...
Rural Health Incorporated staff members created 13 blankets which were donated to the Hope Unlimited Family Care Center in Metropolis. Photos provided.
Rural Health Inc. has donated blankets to the Hope Unlimited Family Care Center in Metropolis...just in time for the holiday season.  The 13 blankets were created by the following staff relations committee members who volunteered their time and efforts for the special effort:  Carol Hartman,...
Those in Illinois know that winter weather is inevitable.  Knowing what to do before a winter storm strikes can provide peace of mind and ultimately impact how well people respond and recover from any winter storm.  To help Illinois residents be prepared for winter weather, the Illinois Emergency...
Southern Seven Health Department is inviting anyone who lives in the seven southern counties of Illinois to take an online survey to gauge interest in the COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Southern Seven region. The anonymous survey has just seven questions and takes less than one minute to complete...
A special grassroots effort is underway in Union County to make joyous sounds during the holiday season. Organizers are inviting everyone in Union County area communities – and beyond – to step out on their porches and ring bells on the evenings of Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Christmas Eve is...
Healthcare institutions in the region have begun receiving the first shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, Dec. 16.  Southern Seven Health Department has received a shipment of 160 doses of the vaccine, which was transported to a local healthcare provider. Frontline...
A scene from the 2019 Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Anna City Cemetery. File photo.
The Wreaths Across America mission to Remember, Honor, Teach, is the foundation behind all the organizations efforts.  Throughout the year, local volunteers have been tirelessly working to make certain that families, loved ones and heroes get honored and remembered for the holidays.  However, the...
Southern Seven Health Department on Dec. 7 announced that it will be adopting the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s, CDC, new options for reducing the length of COVID-19 related quarantines.  The CDC has been recommending a quarantine period of 14 days; however, new options allow local...
Southern Seven Health Department is encouraging essential workers to get a flu shot. “COVID-19 has helped remind all of us just how essential our essential workers are,” Southern Seven community outreach coordinator/public information officer Shawnna Rhine said in a news release. “Whether you’re a...

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