A Rising Up for Change coalition meeting is scheduled on Thursday, March 23 at 10 a.m. at the Fellowship House prevention office, located at 507 Freeman Street in Anna. The first part of the meeting will be as usual; the rest of the time will be used for prepping for “Overlooking The Obvious” event...
The Anna Police Department is trying to gain the identity of a person of interest, in regards to an ongoing investigation. If anyone knows the person pictured, contact the Anna Police Department by calling 833-8571, extension 1503.  All persons pictured are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The new music instructor at Shawnee Community College, Lee VanAlstine, conducted his first Shawnee Pride performance on Thursday, March 2. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Community College has a new music instructor after the retirement of John Windings, who was the music instructor for over 20 years. Lee VanAlstine has been working in K-12 public education in Southern Illinois since 1997, though he is originally from Central Illinois. He received his...
Larry Hill of Anna had a hole-in-one while playing golf March 9 at the Union County Country Club in Anna. Hill aced the 100-yard No. 15 hole using a pitching wedge. The shot was witnessed by his wife, Jean Hill.
Lee Hackney and Susan Whitemountain are transforming three buildings on Main Street in Anna into new businesses. From left are Hackney, Whitemountain and The Here and Now Shop manager Ilse Easterly. The Here and Now Shop sells supplies for DIY projects. Photo by Amber Skelton.
South Main Street in Anna is three steps closer to being filled, thanks to the recent building purchases by two Anna women.  Lee Hackney and Susan Whitemountain bought the former Hunting Traditions and the two spaces that made up the Union County Pharmacy. They plan for the three spaces to become...
Bids are scheduled to be opened Thursday, today, for a major improvement project which is planned at the Anna City Park in Anna. Plans for the bid opening were shared at a regular meeting of the Anna City Council which was held Tuesday evening, March 7. The meeting was at Anna City Hall in Anna....
Women from throughout Southern Illinois are invited to a special event which is scheduled Saturday, April 8, at Anna Heights Baptist Church in Anna. The church plans to host a live simulcast from Tulsa, Okla., with Priscilla Shirer. Shirer appeared in the movie “War Room.”   Doors are scheduled to...
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The band featured students from Anna, Century, Cobden, Cypress/Buncombe, Dongola, Egyptian, Goreville, Jonesboro, Shawnee and Massac County junior high schools. Photo by Lindsey Rae Vaughn.
Shawnee Pride was presented at Shawnee Community College in Ullin on Thursday, March 2. The event brings band students from the area together to practice and then to present a concert. Shawnee Community College band director Lee VanAlstine worked with students for one day before the performance....
The students at Lincoln School in Anna celebrated Dr. Seuss Week Feb. 27 through March 3 with Seuss’ books and fun activities. On Wednesday, March 2, a birthday party was hosted for Dr. Seuss at the school. Anna School District 37 principal Mark Laster read aloud Seuss’ book “Happy Birthday to You...
The PAST organization of Union County is planning to host its annual soup/chili supper and dessert auction on Friday evening, March 10. The event is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be at the historic St. Anne’s Church, which is located at 507 S. Main St. in Anna. The cost is $5 per person...


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