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The U.S. Forest Service reports that Union County will be featured on an Ozark Tour 2016 event which is scheduled Saturday, Sept. 24. Fashioned after popular tours led by Col. L.O. Trigg in the 1930s and 1940s, Ozark Tours are guided expeditions into the forests of Southern Illinois to explore the...
A pickup truck made its way through water on Illinois Route 146 near Ware early last Saturday afternoon. At the time, water was covering nearly half of the highway.
The rain started during the early morning hours of Saturday in the Union County area...and kept on coming... ...into Sunday...Monday...and continued on Tuesday afternoon. The National Weather Prediction Center in College Park, Md., reported on its website Monday afternoon, Aug. 15, that the heavy...
The 2016 Union County Fair in Anna is scheduled to get underway Friday, Aug. 19. Fair activities continue through Sunday, Aug. 28, at the Anna City Park, which is the home of the fair each year. Here’s a look at the schedule of events at this year’s fair: Friday, Aug. 19 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open show...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel is alerting area residents about a phone campaign which is fraudulently using the name of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association in its solicitation. Harvel emphasized in a news release that the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association never solicits by phone. The association...
Lutz
The Union County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in locating a wanted person. The sheriff's office is looking for 59-year-old Robert E. Lutz, who is a white male, 6 feet tall and 230 pounds. Lutz is wanted on charges of burglary, theft, forgery and financial crimes. If anyone has...
On Tuesday Aug. 23 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., IHOP restaurants nationwide will offer a short stack of buttermilk pancakes for just $1 with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting No Kid Hungry.  IHOP has set a goal of serving one million pancakes on Aug. 23 to make an impact in the lives of hungry...
The Carbondale Park District and the Carbondale Fire Department have partnered to host a duck derby, scheduled for this Saturday, Aug. 20 at 9 a.m. at the Carbondale Super Splash Park, 625 S. Lewis Lane in Carbondale.  Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds will go to the Muscular Dystrophy...
With a total solar eclipse a year away, officials at Southern Illinois University Carbondale are marking the occasion and using it as an opportunity to educate the public and new students on what to expect and how to get involved. The event, “Eclipse 2017: One Year Countdown,” is planned during the...
Illinois State Commander W. Dave Stout of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, VFW, Department of Illinois recently announced the kickoff of this year’s VFW’s Voice of Democracy Scholarship competition. Local high school students have an opportunity to compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships and...
Shawnee Community College plans to host the Saints Challenge golf tournament on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Proceeds will benefit the Shawnee Community College athletic department. The four-person scramble will take place over 18 holes. A shotgun start time is set for...

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