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The Anna City Council last week took a bit of a glimpse into the future. The discussion was held during a regular meeting of the city council, which was held Tuesday evening, Dec. 5. The council also took time to voice appreciation to a long-time city employee who is retiring. City public works...
Area firefighters had an opportunity for hands-on training last weekend in Vienna when the Gambit Inn building was burned. Photo and story by Lonnie Hinton/The Vienna Times.
Firefighters from throughout Southern Illinois area were in Vienna to get hands-on training in real-life conditions at the Gambit Inn this past weekend before letting the vacant hotel burn to the ground.  The training was conducted by the Illinois Fire Service Institute, IFSI, at University of...
Plans are underway to reestablish the Shawnee Community College Foundation. Shawnee Community College near Ullin hosted an inaugural meeting on Dec. 1 to begin the process for the re-establishment of the foundation. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporation which was established for...
Weldon Davis, left, and Mark Haddick prepare to raise an Illinois bicentennial flag during a ceremony which was held last Friday morning at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Davis and Haddick are members of an honor guard from the VFW post in Anna.
Union County formally joined the Illinois bicentennial celebration during a ceremony which was held last Friday morning. The State of Illinois, Union County and the City of Jonesboro all will be celebrating their bicentennials during 2018. On Dec. 3, state officials and leaders of the Illinois...
Egyptian Elementary School in Tamms presented an annual Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 6, in the high school gymnasium. Students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade sang a variety of holiday tunes. Before the program, students had an opportunity to send a letter to Santa and to visit with...
Shawnee Community College hosted a legislative luncheon Nov. 30 on the college’s main campus near Ullin. Those who attended included representatives from the offices of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., State Sen. Dale Fowler, R-Harrisburg,  a number of local...
A statewide helpline has been launched in Illinois to provide immediate assistance for those impacted by addiction to opioids and other substances.  The helpline will provide a confidential outlet for individuals experiencing opioid use disorders, their families and anyone affected by the disease...
Illinois State Police District 22 is planning to conduct alcohol countermeasure enforcement patrols during December in Alexander County. Plans for the patrols were announced by Lt. Michael Alvey, who is the interim commander of District 22. Alvey also announced the results of alcohol countermeasure...
Union County 4-Her Kim Adams has created a unique project to help a child to have a “sweet” Christmas.
Kim Adams has a 4-H community project that she is doing during December.  Kim wanted to create an angel tree in the shape of an ice cream cone because it was going to be set up at Jus10’s Frozen Yogurt in downtown Anna. Kim said she wanted a child to have a “sweet” Christmas.   After going on...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds on Nov. 29 reported that  Irphan Gage Khurana, 21, of Anna, has been sentenced to three  years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of unlawful possession of weapon by a felon, which is a Class 2 felony.   Khurana also will serve a...

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