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High water was seen under a railroad bridge over the Big Muddy River during a visit on Sunday afternoon, March 21. At the time, a flood warning was in effect for the river.
River flood warnings continued during the past week in the region – and more heavy rain was in the forecast. The National Weather Service office in Paducah was calling for the possibility of severe weather and locally heavy rain on Thursday, March 24, as Monday’s Pub. went to press. The weather...
Union County Hospital Auxiliary invites the community to attend what is billed as the “non-event of the year.” The organization is sponsoring an April Fool’s Day Auxiliary Dance to benefit patients at Union County Hospital in Anna. The big event is planned on April 1. The auxiliary says the dance...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded grants totaling over $17.8 million to four Southern Illinois health centers through the department’s Health Center Cluster funding program. The awarding of the grants was announced March 18 by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill.  The...
The Anna-Jonesboro Community High School football team has six games on its schedule during the spring 2021 season. The schedule features three home games and three road games. A-J’s season opened last weekend at Carterville. The Wildcats’ home schedule includes: Friday, March 26, 7 p.m., Senior...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and new patrol deputy Jessica Bridges. Photo provided.
History has been made with the assignment of the first woman to serve as a patrol deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s Office. Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel announced that Jessica Bridges recently was promoted to patrol deputy. Bridges was hired in April 2019 as a telecommunicator/...
Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton will be touring vaccine clinics in the Southern Illinois region this weekend in an ongoing effort to improve vaccine numbers for residents in areas with low protection rates. “Partnering with providers and having clinics in familiar locations in underserved communities...
Beginning Wednesday, March 24, Union County and Jackson County residents may collect firewood from designated areas within Giant City State Park. ​ Site staff recently removed hazard trees as well as ash trees that have been impacted by the emerald ash borer, an invasive species of beetle.  The...
A Southern Illinois state legislator brought together students from throughout the region last week for a special event. Students from Union County were among those who participated in the event. State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, brought together dozens of high school students from across the...
The Shawnee National Forest has announced that its Mississippi Bluffs Ranger Station, located in Jonesboro, Illinois will be closed temporarily due to staff shortages. The closure began on Monday, March 22. Forest offices located in Vienna and Harrisburg will continue to provide at-the-door service...
A map posted late last week on the website for the National Weather Service office in Paducah showed locations for river flood warnings in the region. The warning locations are in the shaded areas on the map. Flooding co
Flooding continued during the past week on rivers in the region as the result of additional heavy rainfall. Flood warnings remained in effect for the Ohio River and the Big Muddy River in Southern Illinois. The Mississippi River also was on the rise in Southern Illinois. The National Weather...

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