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Area veterans, families, friends and the public are invited to a dedication service which is planned Saturday, May 19, in Mounds. Armed Forces Day is commemorated on May 19. The dedication is planned at 9 a.m. on the front lawn of Pulaski County Memorial VFW Post No. 8891. The post is located at...
Anna-Jonesboro Community High School is looking to update its school library with the addition of a Cricut Maker cutting machine. Funds for the purchase are being raised on the crowdfunding website DonorsChoose.org.  The project is titled “Crafting Our Makerspace with a Cricut Maker” and costs a...
Anna Mayor Steve Hartline welcomed those who attended the National Day of Prayer observance on Thursday, May 3, at the First United Methodist Church in Anna. The mayor also read scripture from the Gospel of John.
Rainy weather led to a new location for a National Day of Prayer observance  on Thursday evening, May 3, in Union County. The wet conditions didn’t dampen the spirits of those who attended the event, which was moved to the First United Methodist Church in Anna. The observance originally had been...
Commencement ceremonies have been scheduled for 2018 graduates at Union County public schools. Here’s a look at the schedule: High School Cobden High School, May 18, 7 p.m. Dongola High School, May 18, 6 p.m. Shawnee High School, Wolf Lake, May 18, 7 p.m. Anna-Jonesboro Community High School, May...
Bill and Sue Abernathy will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 12, with an open house gathering from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Brick House Grill in Anna. Bill Abernathy and Sue Sadler were married on June 25, 1968, at Mt. Moriah Lutheran Church in Anna. They have two...
Union County CEO program student Bryce Osman, right, speaks with his mentor, Larry Carter, standing, and Brett Whitnel. Photography services donated by Tech Guy Consulting and JT Photo of Anna, Ill./techguyconsulting.net.
(Editor’s note: The following article, and the accompanying photographs, were shared by the Union County CEO program.) Union County CEO + Local Leaders = Vision for Our Future Among the primary goals of the CEO program are for students to develop an appreciation for our local area, to build a...
From left are Grant Capel, vice chairman of the 911 Board; Mike Hunter, secretary of the 911 Board; Union County Sheriff Scott Harvel and Union County Board of Commissioners chairman Bobby Toler Jr., who are 911 Board members; Kim Eddleman; Steve Hartline, who is the chairman of the 911 Board; and Crystal Gurley, who is director of the Union County Emergency Telephone System (911).
The Union County Emergency Telephone System (911) Board has honored the long-time dedicated service and memory of Larry Eddleman of Dongola. Eddleman served on the 911/emergency telephone system board for 14 years, from 2004 to 2018. During Eddleman’s tenure on the board, he served as the financial...
The Fellowship House Prevention Program and the Anna Junior High School and Anna-Jonesboro Community High School youth advisory committees have been working hard planning an event for Monday, May 14, in honor of National Prevention Week.  They are inviting everyone in the community to attend a...
From left are David Canning, Gwen Ollis, Joe Ollis, Jack Wilkerson, Kara Miller and Alex Belcher. Photo provided.
The Illinois State Auctioneers Association, ISAA, has announced Joe Ollis as the association’s 2018 Hall of Fame recipient. Hall of Fame recipient David Canning presented the award at the association’s recent 70th annual conference and trade show in Peoria. Canning shared the following presentation...
With the arrival of the spring breeding season, the Illinois Department of Resources reminds everyone to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. The photographer was keeping his distance when the picture was taken.
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, is reminding Illinois citizens to leave baby birds and wild animals alone. During the breeding season, well-meaning people may believe they are helping by taking possession of young wildlife such as young rabbits, fawn deer, baby birds and other...

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