Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Lindsey Vaughn

Village of Goreville set to host eclipse activities over the weekend

The Village of Goreville is planning to host some activities for its citizens and the general public during the weekend of the 2017 eclipse, Saturday, Aug. 19 through Monday, Aug. 21. Some activities may cost, specifically on Monday, Aug. 21. Dr. Leslie Looney from the University of Illinois astronomy department …

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Optimism surrounds V-G football team

By Lucas Wright “I thought the first five days of practice we had were as good as the two years we were in the playoffs.” Vienna-Goreville football head coach Mike Rude showed some high praise for his team at the beginning of the second week of practice on Monday. The …

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IL-146 closed Aug. 23-24

IL-146 will be closed on Aug. 23 and 24 at the I-57 overpass in Union County. The reason for this closure is to erect and set the beams for the I-57 southbound structure over IL-146. For safety reasons IDOT cannot allow traffic underneath this operation, therefore a closure is necessary. …

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Residents asked to prepare for solar eclipse

Johnson County Sheriff Charles Harner would like to warn residents about the total solar eclipse and the weekend prior to it. Johnson County is expecting high volumes of traffic the weekend of Aug. 18-21. The total solar eclipse takes place on Monday, Aug. 21. Go shopping for groceries, prescription medication, …

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Family Counseling Center Inc. fundraising raffle deemed success

Family Counseling Center Inc. recently held a fundraising raffle in response to lack of state funds. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, the winners were drawn at Harper Ford in Vienna. First place winner was Christopher Reed of Eddyville. He won a 2016 Ford Focus. The second place winner of a seven …

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Vienna Scouts attend National Jamboree

Vienna Scout Troop 41 had two scouts to attend the 2017 Boy Scout National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reservation in Glen Jean, WV. Alex Miller and Andy Waters, both of Vienna attended the ten day Jamboree. The Boy Scout National Jamboree is held every four years. There were …

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Stafford meets with state officials

Vienna High School Superintendent Joshua Stafford attended a meeting in Governor Rauner’s office with Education Secretary Beth Purvis, Senator Dale Fowler and several other school leaders from around the state. In this meeting Stafford and others were asked about state school funding. The state has passed a budget that includes …

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Lodge to host fish fry

Vienna Masonic Lodge #150 and Egyptian Chapter #30 O.E.S. will be hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, located at 1615 Old Route 146 Loop, Vienna. The menu features deep-fried fish filets, hush puppies, …

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