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A new Union County commissioner has been appointed. The appointment was approved at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Wednesday morning, Nov. 22, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The board acted to fill a vacancy which was created by...
The holiday spirit will be celebrated at the ninth annual Christmas in the Village celebration, which is planned Saturday, Dec. 2, in Cobden.  Holiday bazaars and open houses highlight a variety of events that climax with a presentation of Christmas lights in the village’s downtown park. The Old...
Those in attendance at a Union County CEO program Meet the Mentors breakfast in Anna included, in the first row, from left, students Bryce Osman, Megan Rhine, Alejandra Lopez, Cheyenne Thorn, Grace Schroeder, Alex Rogers, Grace Pitts, Connor Allen, Zoe Fuhrhop and John Russell. In the second row are mentors Darren Bailey, Robin Hawk, Glenda Boone, Casey Stout, Melanie Lasley, Larry Carter and Greg George. Those who could not be present for the picture included Stephanie Cox, Kelli Wood and John Nimmo. Photo
The Union County CEO program recently hosted its annual Meet the Mentors breakfast.   This year’s breakfast took place at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Anna and was the first meeting of the program’s 2017-2018 class with their mentors from the business community. An important element of the CEO...
Members of the Shawnee Community College Student Senate had an opportunity to visit the capital in Springfield on Nov. 9. During the visit, the students toured both the old and new capitol buildings. They met with State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, and had a chance to observe how state...
Students at Egyptian High School met with several alumni to talk with them about their chosen careers.
The organization Hometown Connect held a Teach-In at Egyptian High School in Tamms on Tuesday, Nov. 21. Hometown Connect is a group of Egyptian High School alumni looking to reunite hometown communities and see them thrive. The Teach-In began in the high school gym with a career fair. Several...
Late last November, Unimin’s corporate office suggested that each plant organize a food drive for the community.   It was too late in the season to organize the drive, so they included it in their annual community relations plan. In September, Unimin  had a day-long safety emphasis day, when all...
On Wednesday, Nov. 29, State Rep. Natalie Phelps Finnie, D-Elizabethtown, plans to host a town hall meeting in Cairo. The meeting is set for 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium at Cairo High School, which is located at 4201 Sycamore St. The town hall meeting is open to the public. Phelps Finnie said that...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, left, brought together area students for the first meeting of his new youth advisory council in Harrisburg. Fowler answered questions and discussed state government during the meeting. Photo provided.
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, on Nov. 15 welcomed dozens of high school students from across the 59th Senate District in Southern Illinois to his first youth advisory council meeting, which was in Harrisburg. Fowler said the council offers a unique, hands-on opportunity for area students to...
Cobden Elementary School has increased technology for the students’ benefit. Every student in kindergarten through 5th grade recently received Kindle Fire HD 8s tablets, one for each student to use. Students in 1st through 5th grade have the opportunity to take the Kindles home and use them. They...
Pancake breakfast, bbq lunch offered Shawnee Hills Christian Academy is planning a pancake breakfast, bbq lunch and craft sale on Saturday, Nov. 25 at the Main Street Center in Anna. The pancake breakfast is from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and the bbq lunch is from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Meals are by...

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