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Union County Chamber of Commerce & Economic Development is inviting participants to be a part of the 2022 Pumpkin Town tradition. Pumpkin Town is a longstanding Union County tradition. The event features creative displays which utilize pumpkins. Pumpkin Town displays are planned again this year...
The Village of Cobden has chosen to support Wreaths Across America’s participating location at the Cobden Cemetery as part of the national organization’s Group Sponsorship Program.  This is the second year that the village will participate in the national program whose mission is to Remember the...
Coats and shoes for children continue to be available through the regional New Hope Campaign. The coats and shoes which are available were purchased with monetary donations through the New Coats, New Hope and Warm Soles, New Hope campaigns sponsored byWIBH Radio in Anna. Coats and shoes are...
Union County Women in Business, UCWIB, is planning to bring prom back to the adults on Saturday, Oct. 1, at The Davie School Inn in Anna.   The second annual event is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. with music provided by Mystify Music Service.   UCWIB member Leni Lambdin and her husband Matthew...
Programs and activities about monarch butterflies, a campfire, grass identification and bats are planned at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The activities are free. Those who plan to attend are asked to make a reservation.  A reservation or registration, as well as more information, are...
Southern 7 Health Department and Head Start are planning to host their first open interview event. The event is planned from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 15 in the L Atrium at Shawnee Community College near Ullin. Southern 7 Health Department and Head Start encourage all job seekers to make plans to...
Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church Hands of Faith group is sponsoring a fund raiser in support of a local mission project. The hand embroidery, patchwork and decorative machine quilting was done by Mary Helen Ury, Debbie Rossberg and Kathleen Wright. Liz Kelly, Kathy Stegle, Kay Rothschild and Patty Simpson, along with other Hands of Faith members, are offering tickets for a drawing at the Christmas Gingerbread Bazaar. The tickets will be available until noon on Saturday, Nov. 26. Photo provided.
The Hands of Faith ladies at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna met Aug. 23 to plan and prepare for fall and winter projects and missions.   Chairperson Kay Rothschild opened the meeting with prayer and led group discussion of plans for the future.    Other members in attendance were Judy Lyerla,...
The Cobden Spay/Neuter Coalition is planning to host “Spayghetti and a Show” on Friday, Sept. 9. The event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at  The Old Feed Store in downtown Cobden.  Live music by local favorites Banjo Joe & Danielle and Hugh DeNeal is planned.  Tickets are $10/adult and $6/...
An Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, hunter safety education course is planned Friday and Saturday, Sept. 2-3, at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church’s Main Street Center in Anna. The center is located at 315 South St. in Anna.  The course is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on...
Pulaski County State’s Attorney Lisa C. Casper reports that Jared Wade Hinman Sr., 39, has been sentenced to 55 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on multiple charges. Hinman was sentenced on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, both Class X felonies; and one...

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