Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hilary Wright

Johnson County Sheriff’s Department receives donation for new K9 deputy

By Shannon Woodworth LAKE OF EGYPT — It’s a glimmer of hope for every badge across the nation. At a time when the country’s law enforcement officers face a turmoil of violence, a bright ray of light shined upon the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department last week. It came in the …

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Vienna High School registration set

Vienna High School registration will be held on Wednesday, July 27, from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursday, July 28 from 7 a.m. to noon with makeup days on Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 9 in the principals office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A parent or guardian …

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Mounds man dies in crash in Johnson County

By Amber Skelton The Illinois State Police District No. 22 said in a news release that 29-year-old Johnathan Travis Lee of Mounds, died early Friday morning, July 15, from a single-car crash. The driver, later identified as Lee, was traveling west on Ozark Road approaching US 45. He failed to …

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County treasurer wants businesses aware of sales tax

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn The additional one percent County Public Facilities Tax went into effect July 1 in Johnson County. However, according to Johnson County Treasurer and Collector Brent Williams, some businesses have contacted his office and said they hadn’t been notified. “I want businesses to be aware that they …

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Public outcry dominates county board meeting

By Lucas Wright While there was no mention on the agenda of last meeting’s purchase of land, the Johnson County board meeting was filled with public comment on the issue. Not a single comment made from the public was in favor of moving the courthouse off of land on or …

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Ameren Illinois continuing major upgrades to region’s energy delivery network

Ameren Illinois continues to make electric infrastructure upgrades to improve the reliability and performance of its energy delivery systems for residential and business customers throughout Southern Illinois. The company is investing an additional $4.4 million in 2015 and the improvements will be placed into service by the end of the …

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City wide yard sale this weekend in Vienna

The Vienna citywide yard sale will be this Friday and Saturday at the city park, and throughout the rest of town. As many as 40 yard sales will be underway simultaneously. The sales start anywhere from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and end at various times of the day. A map …

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Faulkner Recognized in Springfield

Former sheriff Elry Faulkner received a number of honors recently.  He was recognized by both the state senate and the state house of representatives. State senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) welcomed Faulkner as well as other members of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association. Faulkner was also welcomed by state representative Brandon Phelps.  …

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VGS hosts Spring Concert

On Thursday, May 14, Vienna Grade School hosted their spring concert titled Destination Rock n’ Roll.  Family and friends crowded into the gymnasium to hear renditions of rock classics such as “We Built This City” and “Animal.” The concert opened with performances from the beginning band.  In addition to rock …

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