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As cases of colorectal cancer continue to rise in Southern Illinois, Southern Seven Health Department reminds everyone that early detection is key to survival, and can be done easily with a FIT kit. A FIT (Fecal Immunochemical Test) kit is available at no charge from S7HD to those 45 and older who...
Updates on spring sports guidelines were shared following a regularly scheduled meeting of the Illinois High School Association, IHSA, Board of Directors on Monday, March 8. The updates came as the state continues to deal with the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Conditions have been...
From left are Anna city administrator Dori Bigler, Anna City Council member Martha Ann Webb, Anna Mayor Steve Hartline and city council members Bryan Miller and Kathy Bryan. City council member Michael Bigler could not be present for the picture. The mayor is holding a document from the U.S. Census Bureau.
The City of Anna has been recognized for the support it showed during the 2020 nationwide federal census. The recognition was noted at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council which was held Tuesday evening, March 2. The meeting was at Anna City Hall. The city was recognized by U.S. Census Bureau...
Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel, left, presented a plaque to Asa Busby during last Friday’s ceremony.
Nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the community were saluted last Friday at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Asa Busby was honored for his service with the Union County Sheriff’s Office. He retired at the end of last year. Busby’s official last day with the sheriff’s office was Dec....
Twice each year, Forest Service Road No. 345 near Wolf Lake in Union County is closed. The Shawnee National Forest Road, also known as Snake Road, is closed to help ensure safe crossing for several species of snakes and amphibians during a critical time of migration. The U.S. Forest Service had...
Southern Seven Health Department has announced that it will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic exclusively providing the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccination on Tuesday, March 16, at Shawnee Community College in Ullin. The vaccines will be provided by appointment only to Illinois residents and...
Working from home. Distance learning. Virtual doctor’s appointments.  Access to a reliable computer has become more important than ever.  Local nonprofits have teamed up to make sure more people in Southern Illinois communities have the technology they need. The nonprofit PCs for People was founded...
Southern Seven Health Department on Wednesday, March 3, announced that the Illinois National Guard had arrived in the region to assist with mass COVID-19 vaccination centers beginning. National Guard teams planned to start last week in assisting Southern Seven Health Department by providing support...
As many area residents continue to face financial hardships due to the severe economic impact of Covid-19, Shawnee Community College leadership has determined to keep education and training attainable during this time of economic downturn.  The college board met on Monday evening, March 1, and...
Shawnee Community College is partnering with the Illinois National Guard and the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide a hosting site for COVID-19 vaccinations in the region. Shawnee Community College photo.
Shawnee Community College has partnered with the Illinois National Guard and the Illinois Department of Public Health to provide a hosting site for continued COVID-19 vaccinations in the region.  The college is providing space for the National Guard, which has been deployed by Gov. JB Pritzker’s...

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