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The Saints Foundation of Shawnee Community College is gearing up for its first Day of Giving campaign, which is planned Thursday, April 28. The community is being encouraged to donate to the foundation, which provides a variety of support to Shawnee Community College students, faculty and staff. ...
National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week is being commemorated April 10-16. Each year, during the second week of April, those serving as telecommunications personnel are honored. The Union County Sheriff’s Office shared on social media that it has eight full-time and one part-time...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, April 8, reported 10,786 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 71 deaths since April 1. The number of new cases reported in Illinois has continued to tick upward for the...
The Poshard Foundation has announced $100,000 in donations to Southern Illinois food pantries. In announcing the donation, the foundation noted in a news release that this is one of the most difficult times of the year for area food pantries.  The goodwill of Christmas and New Year’s giving has...
Southern Seven Health Department plans to begin offering a second COVID-19 booster dose following recent approval by the Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH. Last week, IDPH informed vaccine providers that it has adopted the recommendation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, April 1, reported 8,426 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including an increase of 87 deaths since March 25. The number of new cases reported in Illinois has ticked upward for the past few weeks...
Those who helped with clean up on a portion of the Cache River in Anna included, from left, Tom Caldwell, Linda Hauser, Nancy Kucera, Ben Hauser, Trystan Borders, Frank Gaddis, Anthony Wiseman and Mason Wren. Photo provided.
Several local organizations recently joined forces to remove litter and other discarded items from the portion of the Cache River that parallels Lime Kiln Road on the north side of Anna.   Members of the Anna Tree City USA Commission, Union County Boy Scout Troop 7044 and the Anna-Jonesboro Garden...
The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported that the Big Muddy River at Murphysboro was expected to rise briefly to flood stage by Monday evening.  The Big Muddy River borders Union County on the northwest. The weather service reported that backwater from the Mississippi River was...
Sadie Carwyle
A local substitute teacher has been getting nation-wide attention after her quick actions potentially saved the life of a student.  During lunch period at Anna School District No. 37 on Thursday, Feb. 17, substitute teacher Sadie Carwyle noticed a student in distress.  “Ryan stood up and approached...
A public disaster preparedness seminar is planned for Wednesday evening, April 20, in Union County. The seminar is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Carroll P. Foster Post No. 3455 of Anna. The post is located at 70 VFW Ln. near Anna. Local emergency services personnel...

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