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Southern Seven Health Department has reported four new deaths as a result of COVID-19 in the region. Three of the deaths involved Union County residents. The health department serves Union, Johnson, Pope, Hardin, Alexander, Pulaski and Massac counties. The health department on Sept. 13 reported one...
Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Max Miller held a proclamation which declared Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Union County. The proclamation was signed at an Aug. 27 meeting of the county board. From left are commissioners David Gould, Bobby Toler Jr., Max Miller, Kent Pitts and Darryl Harvell.
Sept. 17 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America in 1787 by the Constitutional Convention, which was meeting in Philadelphia, Pa. Special events are being planned in Union County in commemoration of Constitution Week, which is celebrated each...
By Kay Shipman FarmWeek  Illinoisans living outside of Chicago and the collar counties receive a higher return on their state tax dollars, as much as $2.88 for every $1 paid, according to a recent study from Southern Illinois University’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. SIU public...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, has launched an immunization portal, Vax Verify, that will allow Illinois residents 18 years and older to check their COVID-19 vaccination record.   Vax Verify can be accessed at  https://idphportal.illinois.gov. The verification system follows best...
The Jackson County Health Department on Friday, Sept. 3, reported that it had seen the highest number of COVID-19 cases in a month.  During the month of August, the health department reported there were 1,329 COVID-19 cases in Jackson County. The health department said the number represented  an...
The world’s all-time top television game show winner, best-selling author, game show host and “Greatest ‘Jeopardy!’ Player of All Time,” Ken Jennings, is planning a visit to Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Thursday, today. Jennings is scheduled to speak at Shryock Auditorium on the SIU...
This postcard was given to PAST by an unknown donor. It is believed to be an 8th grade class with EJPS (Ella Jane Pickles Sanders), from about 1900. Names on the back of the photograph include: 1. Ina Tygett, 2. Helen Lence, 3. Jenny Lanier Jones, 4. It’s P____ (Watkins), 5. Zelma ____ Dillow, 6. Bertie Hunsaker. Don Morgan, EJPS, unknown man. Readers who recognize any subject are asked to share their information with PAST. Photo provided.
Mrs. Ella Jane Pickles Sanders “appeared,” dressed in her favorite color of green at Heritage House in Jonesboro on Sunday, Sept. 5.  The event continued PAST’s series of “visits” with historical people of Union County’s past. PAST’s Barbara Bauer portrayed the iconic, much-loved teacher of long...
September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. The Senior Solutions program at Union County Hospital in Anna is working to raise awareness and to educate the community about the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Union County Hospital’s Senior Solutions program is managed in...
Special events are being planned in Union County in celebration of Constitution Week. Constitution Week is celebrated each year, Sept. 17-23. Sept. 17 marks the 234th anniversary of the drafting of the Constitution of the United States of America by the Constitutional Convention. The local...
One in 10 people in Illinois struggles with hunger every day, including one in eight children, according to Feeding America. When families are hungry, making healthier choices can be even more difficult.  A new project in Southern Illinois, focused on food access, was recently allocated funds...

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