Peoples Bank Recognizes Employees for Service

Peoples Bank & Trust of Pana is recognizing two employees for their continuous service to the bank. The bank recognizes its employees for each five year increment of their service with a plaque and an award. George Heintz, Community Bank President in the Pana branch, is being recognized for 15 years of service to Peoples Bank and Trust. George joined the bank in August 1999. He is a vital part of the Pana branch and takes great pride in … [Read More...]

PHS Plans Sports Orange & Blue Nights

Fall sports at Pana High School are gearing up for the start of the 2014 season with annual “Orange and Blue Nights” for each sport. Also, the Pana High School Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes will sponsor a free movie Friday evening, Aug. 22, as part of the opening of the season. Soccer– Activities get underway with soccer on Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Tanner Sports Complex. Warm up and player introductions will be at 5:00 … [Read More...]

Fact, Fun & Fillips: August 18, 2014

We should know by this time when the clouds begin to gather, the dark ones, that is, that a few minutes talking with a friend will usually curtail or lessen the prior worry, question or pain! And it does, and we’re set to go on again, like we say sometimes, “Got to get up and go, and do something, even if it’s wrong!” So after a short somewhat re-invigorating session: “Okay, let’s get on with it!” And the doubt subsides and we go on with … [Read More...]

Laughs, Lines, Latonis: August 7, 2014

Hey people of Pana, it’s Jacob here. ––––– I can’t believe school is almost here. It seems like a few days ago was the start of the summer. I hope everyone had a great summer and that they are enjoying the last days of it I’m actually getting a little excited for school to start back up. I can’t wait to see what this year holds! It’s gonna start being time to shop for school supplies. Make sure to check out the list in the Pana … [Read More...]

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Pana Kitchell Park Main Playground Now Closed

MAKING WAY FOR THE NEW – Equipment in the main playground area of Kitchell Park was removed by city employees on Friday, Aug. 15. Over the course of the next … [Read More...]

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Pana Philanthropist, Bonnie Flagg, Dies

Bonnie Flagg, 94, of Pana died Thursday, Aug. 7, … [Read More...]

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‘Pep Rally’ Meeting To Promote Pana Held Tuesday

MANY PEOPLE FILLED the dining room of Hickory … [Read More...]

Water Rate Freeze Motion Passes 4-2 Monday Night

After Mayor Steve Sipes announced his veto of an … [Read More...]

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Hammer-In, Tractor Show Take Over Kitchell Park

SLIGHTLY OVERCAST SKIES didn’t damper the … [Read More...]

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Peoples Bank Recognizes Employees for Service

Peoples Bank & Trust of Pana is recognizing two employees for their continuous service to the bank. The bank recognizes its employees for each five year increment of their service with a plaque and an … [Read More...]

Benefit For Austin Kirk Saturday

A dance benefit for Austin Kirk of Vandalia, will be held Saturday, Aug. 23, at Pla-Mor Danceland, 1300 E. Third, Pana. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Austin, 12, son of Wendy Weaver, is dealing with Late … [Read More...]

Reminder For Red Roses Trip

Red Roses of the Red Hat Society will be traveling to Clinton on Wednesday, Aug. 20. The group will leave the Methodist church parking lot at 9:45 a.m. Lunch will be at LaTeaDa at 11:30 a.m. For … [Read More...]

New Property Management Co. For Pana

On Monday, Aug. 18, it is anticipated the opening of a new property management company  in Pana. The name has not been officially approved by the State of Illinois Secretary of State’s office and … [Read More...]


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PHS Plans Sports Orange & Blue Nights

Fall sports at Pana High School are gearing up for the start of the 2014 season with annual “Orange and Blue Nights” for each sport. Also, the Pana High School Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes … [Read More...]

Chamber Golf Outing: $10,000 For Hole-In-One

The Pana Chamber of Commerce 10th annual Golf Outing, a 4-person scramble, will be held at the Pana Country Club on Friday, Sept. 26.  The purpose of the outing is to raise funds for the project budget of the … [Read More...]

Out in Left Field: August 18, 2014

Be sure to note in a story in today’s newspaper all of the times and dates for the various “Orange and Blue Nights” for the Pana High School fall sports campaigns. It’s a very busy time. ––––– The … [Read More...]

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Pana Community Hospital Foundation Hosts 2014 Golf Fundraiser

THE WINNING TEAM of the 21st annual Pana Community Hospital Foundation Golf Outing were from left, Whitey Patton, Matt Koester, Harry Hutchison, and Mike Coling. The rains held off Friday, Aug. 8, for the … [Read More...]