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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...
The Heron Pond-Wildcat Bluff Nature Preserve at the Cache River State Natural Area in Southern Illinois will celebrate its 50th year of permanent legal protection with a day of festivities on Saturday, April 9. Heron Pond and its upland counterpart, Wildcat Bluff, were dedicated as an Illinois...
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to provide mobile health services for residents living in the lower seven counties in Illinois, including Union County. Through a partnership with Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, Southern Seven has acquired the use of the state agency’s...
As the number of teens using e-cigarettes, also known as vaping, continues to grow in Southern Illinois, several local agencies are partnering to invite educators in the region to participate in a teacher training to help students overcome e-cigarette use. According to America’s Health Rankings (...
Dennis Stroughmatt
The Shawnee Hills Arts Council’s Anna Arts Center is planning to host Dennis Stroughmatt for a performance of that “Hot Fiddle” on Tuesday, April 5. The performance is set for 7 p.m. at the arts center, which is located at 117 W. Davie St. in Anna. Tickets are $10 and will be sold at the door....
The 2022 Illinois spring trout fishing season is scheduled to open April 2 at 57 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state. Locations in the Southern Illinois area which are scheduled to be open for the spring trout season include: Jefferson County: Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond. Johnson County:...
The Easter bunny has planned several visits to the Union County area. Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, April 17. Here’s a look at some of the events which are coming up: City-Wide Event The Easter bunny is scheduled to be on hand for a city-wide event which is planned Saturday, April 2, in Anna...
Union County Board of Commissioners vice chairman Kent Pitts looks at the new Union County Ambulance Service unit. The vehicle was parked behind the ambulance service offices in a building next to the county courthouse in Jonesboro.
An update about the arrival of a new ambulance was shared at last Friday morning’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. Union County Ambulance Service director Grant Capel said the new unit was delivered last week....

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