Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lindsey Vaughn

Winter weather impacts local events

Winter weather hit Southern Illinois over the weekend and caused the cancellation of many local events. A winter storm warning was issued for Southern Illinois counties including Union, Johnson, Alexander and Pulaski County. This warning was in effect from 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 until 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12. …

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Vienna selects Lenore Ashby to serve as special education instructor

The Vienna board of education and administration have selected Lenore Ashby to serve as a special education instructor at the high school. Ashby is a native of Southern Illinois and a graduate of Massac County.  She continued her education at Shawnee Community College with the completion of her associates degree, …

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Vienna blood drive set for Jan. 15

The January American Red Cross Blood Drive in Vienna comes at a time when there is a critical need for blood and blood products. Fellowship Baptist Church on Senior Drive will be hosting the blood drive Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.  Presenting donors will receive …

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Johnson County tentative multiplier for 2017 announced

Johnson County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier,” is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law. This equalization …

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Tour de Seven 5K Run/Walk deemed a success

Southern Seven Health Department held their 3rd Annual Tour de Seven 5K Run/Walk at the Ferne Clyffe State Park in Johnson County on Saturday, Oct. 28, with over 40 people in attendance. T The weather was chilly but with the beautiful fall foliage, the toasty warm bon fire along with …

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Vienna Rams Basketball Shootout set

The Vienna Rams’ Basketball 2017 Shootout is scheduled on Saturday, Dec. 16. Below is the schedule. Game 1: Goreville Lady Black Cats vs. VGS Lady Rams at 10 a.m. Game 2: Cobden (boys) vs. Goreville (boys) at 11:30 a.m. Game 3: Egyptian (boys) vs. New Simpson Hill (boys) at 1 …

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Johnson County holds Illinois Bicentennial flag raising ceremony

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn The Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony took place on the courthouse lawn in Vienna on Monday, Dec. 4. The Vienna High School band played while county officials, students and community members gathered to the ceremony. County commissioner chairman Ernie Henshaw welcomed everyone and commented on the …

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VGS cheerleaders state bound

The Vienna Grade School cheerleaders are headed for state competition for the second year in a row.  The 18 member team competed at the Benton, Illinois ICCA Invitational Cheerleading Competition on Saturday, Dec. 2. The team received a score high enough to qualify to compete at state competition. The cheerleaders …

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Lady Eagles win big over the Goreville Blackcats

By Ryan Wright The Vienna Lady Eagles went head to head against rival team the Goreville Blackcats Monday, Dec. 4. With lots of fans in attendance for this highly anticipated matchup, tipoff started and things got going quick. Vienna junior Haleigh Keeling hit a three-pointer to start things off for …

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VGS Gifted Art Christmas cards available

Vienna Grade School Gifted Art 7th and 8th graders have made a wonderful set of unique handmade Christmas cards. Students created hand-drawn designs, and then used a computer to edit and enhance. All cards have a different message on the inside. Each card is printed on heavyweight cardstock paper and …

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