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The 2022 Illinois fall trout fishing season is scheduled to open Saturday, Oct. 15, at 59 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state. Fishing sites in the Southern Illinois area include:  The Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond, Ferne Clyffe State Park Lake in Johnson County, Fairgounds Pond at Fort...
The U.S. Forest Service has announced plans for a National Visitor Use Monitoring survey. With the survey underway, members of the public will encounter employees and volunteers working in the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. Part of the national forest is in Union County. The...
Union County Sheriff Dale Foster has announced plans for a stuff the truck food drive event in Anna. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Walmart in Anna. Donations of nonperishable food items will be accepted. Items which are collected will be given to local food...
The River-to-River Trail Society plans to offer a guided hike on Saturday, Oct. 15, in the Promise Land area in Pope County. The hike is free and open to the public.  The trail society said this will be a hike of moderate difficulty, 5 miles long, with four hours of hiking time. The hike will...
ColorFest activities are planned Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15, in Jonesboro. The activities will take place on the parking lot next to the post office. Activities are planned from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday.  Food vendors will include the Jonesboro Public Library and Hickory Hog BBQ. Craft...
There is still time to submit an entry for the annual Veterans Day parade in Anna. The parade, set for Nov. 11, is hosted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna. The VFW says it is always looking for parade participants who are willing to show their patriotism and...
Southern 7 Health Department continues to offer drive-thru flu vaccination clinics throughout the counties it serves during October and early November. Upcoming clinics are scheduled in Tamms, Elizabethtown, Ullin and Golconda. The health department is encouraging everyone to get their annual flu...
The Supreme Court of Illinois has accepted Shawnee School District’s appeal in a case concerning a nearly decade-long dispute with the school district’s largest taxpayer.  The school district reported in a news release that in a momentous departure from longstanding Illinois law, an appellate court...
ColorFest activities are planned Saturday, Oct. 8, in Dongola. The day will feature crafts, a bike show, a corn hole tournament, a parade and more. The parade is planned at 2 p.m. Line up is set for 1:15 p.m. at the Dongola School.
Starting Oct. 11, the Anna-Jonesboro High School Spanish Club plans to be partnering with The Pulsera Project. The Pulsera Project is a fair trade nonprofit organization that seeks to empower, inspire and educate people in Central America and the United States. The Pulsera Project provides...

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