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Little Grassy Get Down, a family friendly festival, is scheduled to debut at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Outdoor Education Center Oct. 7-9. The event will feature music and activities for all ages. The festival venue is Touch of Nature’s outdoor setting, located about...
Union County offers a lot to see and do, not only during ColorFest, but throughout the year. Even if you’ve lived in Union County for a while, these sites are some of the sites which are worth a visit any time: Alto Pass Park, Trail: Downtown Alto Pass is home to a park and pavilion. A trail along...
A new Union County ColorFest event made its debut last year when the City of Anna hosted a street festival on Saturday, Oct. 9. The new event began in mid-afternoon and continued through early Saturday night. Activities took place along Davie and Lafayette streets. Only foot traffic was allowed on...
Illinois Farm Bureau members meet with U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Springfield, in his Capitol Hill office during the annual fall Leaders to Washington Program. (Tim Eggert, FarmWeek).
Thirteen farm leaders, including one from Union County, recently met with members of Illinois’ congressional delegation at their Capitol Hill offices in Washington, D.C., to advocate for agricultural issues. Illinois Farm Bureau, IFB, members, during the organization’s annual fall Leaders to...
The Anna Arts Center is planning to host a Color My Town event during the day on Saturday, Oct. 8. Color My Town will take place during the day. Everyone is invited to come and create a masterpiece on the sidewalks on East Davie Street. There will be music and a bounce house for the young at heart...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, Sept. 30, reported that 493,000 Illinoisans had received a dose of the new, bivalent COVID-19 vaccines since they were approved for use in early September, including 137,000 doses in the previous week.  IDPH noted that daily vaccination...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School’s 2022 homecoming celebration is underway this week. The theme for this year’s homecoming is “Let’s Go Wild.” Dress up days, which began Monday, are among the activities planned during homecoming week.  Thursday, today, is Tacky Tourist Day. Friday is Class...
Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna again is making plans for 2022 Veterans Day parade. The parade is set for 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11. Veterans Day is Nov. 11.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Let Freedom Ring.” The Anna VFW post noted that letters of invitation...
The 22nd annual Karen Adkinson Sickle Cell Anemia Walkathon will be held on Sept. 24. The event will take place at Cairo High School located at 4201 Sycamore St. in Cairo. Registration for the event will begin at 8 a.m., with the walk starting at 9 a.m. This event is sponsored by Epsilon Lambda...
Union County Sheriff Dale Foster has released a Union County Sheriff’s Office activity report for the month of August. Highlights from the report follow: 71 total arrests. Eight on view arrests. Eight warrant arrests. One civil citation. 14 felony arrests. 30 misdemeanor arrests. 10 traffic arrests...

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