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Renaming of a street to honor a military hero’s service, recruitment of volunteer firefighters, cemetery preservation, a hiring policy and a revised burn ordinance were among the topics discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Anna City Council. The meeting was Tuesday evening, June 21, at...
By Tammie SloupFarmWeek  As electricity demand across the Midwest climbs, the amount of power available to the grid servicing a large swath of Illinois has dipped, prompting regulators to warn of controlled outages during extreme summer weather.  Rolling blackouts or brownouts typically associated...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, reminds all Illinoisans to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting illnesses, such as Lyme disease, spotted fever group rickettsiosis, tularemia, ehrlichiosis and babesiosis.   To avoid tick bites, IDPH said people should conduct a...
From left are Western Governors University representative John Hardin and Anna Junior High School teacher Carolyn Gaddis. Photo provided.
Carolyn Gaddis, a 6th grade English language arts teacher at Anna Junior High School in Anna Community School District No. 37, has received a $1,000 grant through Western Governors University’s, WGU, “Fund My Classroom” initiative.  The funds will be used to purchase materials to create an outdoor...
The Union County Museum in downtown Cobden is planning to host a book signing by Mike Estel of Anna from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Estel has released his 19th book of historical fiction.  The book is about a Pennsylvania physician who joins the Union Army. The doctor, John Beatty, was one...
The Illinois Association of School Administrators, IASA, the Illinois Association of School Business Officials, IASBO, and the Illinois Association of School Boards, IASB, have announced a merger to create the Illinois Energy Consortium powered by Future Green – Illinois’ largest energy management...
Capt. Michael Alvey, the commander of Illinois State Police District 22, has reported results from special traffic enforcement patrols which were conducted during May in Union County. Alvey said in a news release that the patrols allowed the state police to provide increased enforcement for...
A Mammoth Days and Mastodon Nights program is planned from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 25, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. The outdoor program presented by local interpreter Steve Gariepy will feature “mammoth tracking” activities. Registration is requested for the program. To register,...
The 2022 Cobden Peach Festival is planned Friday and Saturday, Aug. 12-13. The festival is presented each year by the Cobden Lions Club. A queen pageant is one of the highlights of the Peach Festival. Hannah Stillman of Cobden is the reigning queen. Young women, ages 16 to 21, from Union County are...
From left are Boy Scouts Ben Hauser, Joshua Rochon and Mason Wren. Photo provided.
Daniel Chapman Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution had a monthly meeting June 14 at the Vienna Carnegie Public Library. June 14 was Flag Day. Flag Day is observed each year on June 14. Flag Day commemorates the day in 1777 when the Continental Congress approved the design for its...

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