Anniversary

The Union County Farm Bureau is calling on members for assistance as a special event draws near. As the organization approaches its 100th annual meeting and celebration of this milestone, the planning committee is seeking any old photos of the agricultural history of Union County. The committee...
Shawnee Community College plans to commemorate 50 years as an higher education institution this fall semester. A 50th anniversary celebration is planned from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22, on the college’s main campus near Ullin. With plans being made for the celebration, the college is...
Former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar is scheduled to deliver the keynote speech at a 20th anniversary commemoration for the founding of Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. The institute was founded in 1997. The 20th anniversary will be celebrated this spring.  “...
This year is the 241st anniversary of the Marine Corps.  To celebrate, the Shawnee Detachment No. 812, Marine Corps League is hosting a formal ball on Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Murphysboro American Legion on 17th and Gartside streets for Marines and other service branch members. Festivities begin...
Norman Hickam, who is the oldest member of the church, viewed some of the items which were on display last Saturday evening.
The faith community at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Anna celebrated 150 years of ministry in Union County on Saturday, Sept. 24. The church was founded in 1866 by a group of 17 people who met at the Methodist Church in Anna.    They then met in a store building until they built a...
An open house was held on Saturday, Sept. 17, at historic St. John’s Lutheran Church near Dongola.
St. John’s Church near Dongola celebrated its 200th anniversary Sept. 17-18 with an open house and a celebration service. Sunday’s celebration included a service, lunch, games and surrey rides. The church welcomed visitors to an open house on Saturday. Visitors could tour the church and learn about...
A sign in front of St. John’s Lutheran Church notes that the faith community’s history dates to 1816.
St. John’s Church near Dongola celebrated its 200th anniversary Sept. 17-18 with an open house and a celebration service. Sunday’s celebration included a service, lunch, games and surrey rides. The church welcomed visitors to an open house on Saturday. Visitors could tour the church and learn about...

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