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Southern Seven Health Department on Monday, Oct. 4, reported four newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Union County. An update released on Monday by Southern Seven showed that the area has surpassed a total of 10,000 cumulative cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.  The health...
September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. The Senior Solutions program at Union County Hospital in Anna continues to work to raise awareness and to educate the community about the risk factors and warning signs of suicide.  Senior Solutions shared in a press release that “talk...
Union County Women in Business is planning to host an Adult Prom of the Ages on Saturday night, Oct. 2, in Anna. The prom is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Davie School Inn. Doors are scheduled to open at 6:30 p.m. Live music will be presented by Mystify Music Service. Tickets for the...
“How to Get Over Your Fear of Snakes” is the title of a program which is planned Saturday, Oct. 2, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The free program, which is open to the public, is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For many people, encountering a snake can be a frightening experience.  At...
The Shawnee Community College Criminal Justice Department plans to welcome special agent Eric Ruhe from the Federal Bureau of Investigations’ Marion field office. Ruhe is scheduled to give a presentation at 10:30 Friday, Oct. 15, at the education center on the college’s main campus near Ullin. He...
Illinois State Police District 22 has announced the results of a roadside safety check which was conducted during August in Union County. The roadside safety check was conducted from late night on Aug. 28 to early morning on Aug. 29. District 22 officers conducted the roadside check at U.S. Route...
An upcoming virtual event hosted by Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute will explore Illinois’ role in American and world history. Kristin-Hoganson, an author and professor of history at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will join the institute...
Sarah Wingate Watkins has been named as the new library director of the Stinson Memorial Public Library District in Union County.  The district’s main facility is the landmark Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Watkins shared in an email that the library district’s board of trustees appointed her to...
State Sen. Terri Bryant, R-Murphysboro, is planning to host a regional listening tour meeting on Thursday, Oct. 7, in Anna. The in-person town hall government event is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, which is located at 608 S. Main St....
Shawnee Community Unit School District No. 84 in Wolf Lake and the Illinois Department of Public Health are planning to host a free Pfizer COVID-19 clinic on Friday, Oct. 1, and Friday, Oct. 22. Plans for the clinic dates were posted on Southern Seven Health Department’s Facebook page. Hours for...

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