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Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds reports that four persons have been sentenced to the Illinois Department of Corrections on a variety of  charges. Kyle Andrew Wills, 29, of Wolf Lake, has been sentenced to concurrent four years in the Illinois Department of Corrections, with an impact...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds  on Nov. 8 announced his candidacy for judge in the November 2018 election.    Edmonds seeks to serve as at-large judge in the First Judicial Circuit covering Alexander, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union and Williamson counties.  ...
The Auxiliary to Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna plans to serve a chicken and dumpling dinner Friday evening, Nov. 17. Serving is planned from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The post is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. The menu will include chicken and dumplings, dressing, green...
An annual community Thanksgiving worship service is planned Sunday evening, Nov. 19, at Cypress Grove MB Church at Ullin. The service is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. The church is located at 2679 Longreach Rd., between Shawnee Community College Road and Perks Road, off U.S. Route 51. Organizers of...
The Village of Olmsted plans to celebrate its second annual Christmas in the Village on Saturday, Dec. 9. The event is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Front Street. Christmas in the Village is scheduled to feature the following activities: A light parade at 6 p.m. with Santa, with a lighted...
From left are Bill Million, state 4-H specialist; Vickie Taylor, 4-H program coordinator for Massac County; Dr. Peggy F. Bradford, Shawnee Community College president; Kristi Stout, 4-H youth development educator; Dena Wood, 4-H program coordinator for Alexander and Union counties; and Robin Mizell, 4-H program coordinator for Pulaski and Johnson counties. Shawnee Community College photo.
A large number of Illinois 4-H members from the southern five counties of Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties were on the campus of Shawnee Community College near Ullin in early November – all working to end hunger in Southern Illinois.  The young people were joined by many...
State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, and State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, both standing at right, spoke at the Nov. 2 Union County Chamber of Commerce meeting at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
The Union County Chamber of Commerce had its November meeting at Stinson Memorial Library in Anna on Thursday, Nov. 2. Guest speakers at the meeting were State Sen. Paul Schimpf, R-Waterloo, and State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg. The senators gave chamber members a glance as to what it’s like to...
Staff of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., plan to have mobile office hours in the area next week. Office hours are scheduled from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15, at Anna City Hall. City hall is located at 103 E. Market St. in Anna. Hours also are scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Nov. 15 at Mound...
State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg, has established a youth advisory council. Fowler is with Anna-Jonesboro Community High School students who were selected as members of the council, including Trenton Newberry, Jasmin Foster and Connar Hadley. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
State Sen. Dale Fowler, Harrisburg, visited with Anna-Jonesboro Community High School seniors on Tuesday, Oct. 31, to discuss work as a legislator in the Illinois General Assembly. Fowler shared that he was raised in Eldorado and worked on the family farm. His family also had a meat packing...
A large crowd was on hand last Saturday morning for a veterans ceremony which was held in downtown Alto Pass. The Alto Pass Area Veterans Memorial organization hosted the ceremony. The event was held at the veterans memorial which stands in the downtown area of the Union County community. The ceremony was held to honor several area veterans whose names have been engraved on the memorial wall.
Veterans Day will be commemorated with special events which are scheduled in the Union County area. The Veterans Day holiday is observed on Nov. 11. School Event Lincoln School in Anna plans to honor veterans on Friday, Nov. 10. A breakfast for veterans is planned starting at 7:30 a.m. An assembly...

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