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Falling leaves bring to mind that Union County Hospital District Auxiliary is beginning the sale of leaves and tree branches for its Scholarship Tree. Leaves and/or tree branches can be designated in honor of, or in memory of, a family member or someone special. Leaves are $1 each. Tree branches...
Southern Seven Health Department reports the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, Nov. 12, announced that four area counties have returned to the orange warning level status on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) risk metrics. Union, Alexander, Johnson, Pope, Pulaski, Hardin and...
Budget requests for a new fiscal year were discussed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Nov. 12, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. A budget is being drafted for the county’s new fiscal year, which begins on Dec. 1....
Those on hand for a tree planting on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10, at the Anna City Park included Anna city administrator Dori Bigler, Earl Miller, Anna City Council member Martha Ann Webb, Anna public works manager Gary Dahmer and Anna City Tree Commission member Tom Caldwell.
The Anna City Tree Commission recognized Veterans’ Day early by planting and dedicating a tree in the Anna City Park on Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 10.   The tree commission was established as part of the City of Anna’s Tree City USA efforts to serve as an advisory council for the maintenance of the...
BENTON – Christopher Thompson, 30, of Kevil, Ky., pleaded guilty on Nov. 9 to one count of wire fraud and seven counts of mail fraud for engaging in a scheme to defraud the Massac County Emergency  Management  Agency.  Thompson  was  the  assistant  director  of  the  Emergency Management Agency in...
This year, the Greater St. Louis Council, including the Big Muddy and Egyptian Districts in Southern Illinois, announced plans to return to the traditional Scouting for Food bags out/bag in used in the past for the food collection.  Due to Covid, last year’s, the program was revised to a food drop-...
Union County CEO program Small Business Christmas logo.
The Union County CEO program is sharing the following update about an upcoming special holiday season event: Mark Your Calendars Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 27, because Union County CEO and the City of Anna are presenting Small Business Christmas on Davie Street.  For the first time...
Members of an honor guard were greeted with applause as they marched in the Veterans Day parade.
After a two-year absence, a Veterans Day parade once again was held in Anna.  The parade is sponsored by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 in Anna. “Welcome Home” was the theme for this year’s parade, which was held Thursday afternoon, Nov. 11, in Anna.  The main route of...
With the holiday season on the way, the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, has issued updated guidance to help people celebrate safely as the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic continues. “Last year, many people held off getting together with family and friends during the holiday season...
Anna Police Chief Bryan Watkins has shared Anna Police Department activity reports for the months of August, September and October. August 375 calls to service. 70 arrests. 83 traffic warnings. 19 traffic citations. Seven traffic arrests. 32 criminal arrests. Seven warrant arrests. Five city...

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