Saturday, April 21, 2018

Lindsey Vaughn

Large donation to ‘special needs’ program

Bob Harper Ford, Vienna, held a ‘Drive 4 UR School’ fundraiser event on Septmeber 23 where Ford Motor Co. would donate $20 to Vienna High School’s special needs program for every new vehicle test drive on that day. The event raised $3,200 that will be used in the special needs …

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V-G football season comes to an end

By Ryan Wright The Vienna-Goreville football team took on Carmi White County Saturday, Oct. 21, in their final game of the season at home in a conference matchup. The Eagles’ record being 4-4 before this game, they needed the win to clinch a berth for the playoffs. However, Carmi White …

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Trick or Treat hours, events

Below is Trick or Treat hours in Johnson County. Village of Cypress: Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for children age 12 and under. Village of Goreville: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Village of New Burnside: Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 …

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Multiple injured in Route 146 traffic crashes

Multiple injuries occurred during two traffic crashes on Route 146 at Mt. Zion Road in Johnson County on Friday, Oct. 20. The first accident occurred at 7:13 a.m. A Ford Explorer, driven by Ruth Yates, 37, of Brookport and a Ford bus, driven by Williams George, 62, of Tunnel Hill, …

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Vienna Grade School makes improvements to playground

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn The blacktop playground at Vienna Grade School recently got a much needed update to brighten it up and provide activities for students of all ages. The idea is credited to VGS assistant principal Saeward Mattox. With donations from organizations like Modern Woodmen of American, Elk Lodge …

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Interstate 57 road closure

Due to a semi recovery operation after an early morning crash on Interstate 57 North Bound at Mile Post 49 (Williamson County), Interstate 57 North Bound will be closed beginning at 7 P.M. on Friday, October 20, 2017. The crash occurred at 4:55 A.M. on Oct. 20 and involved a single …

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Vienna-Goreville football team playoff potential

By Ryan Wright The Vienna-Goreville football team went on the road Friday, Oct. 13, to take on the tough Sesser-Valier Devils. With the Devils already having a 7-0 undefeated season, they looked to continue their superb year. The Eagles tried to ruin the perfect season the Devils were having, however …

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New Simpson Hill Lady Mustangs claim tournament championship

The 17th annual New Simpson Hill Girls Round Robin Tournament was held Oct. 11-14. Six schools participated in the tournament that included Cypress/Buncombe, Galatia, Meridian, New Simpson Hill, Pope County and Vienna. The New Simpson Hill Lady Mustangs led by coaches Aerial Ford and Sara Goddard finished the tournament with …

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Veach wins gold medal

Hunter Veach, age 15, of Vienna won the gold medal in his age division at the U.S.A. Power Lifting Raw Nationals Sunday, Oct. 15, in Orlando, Florida. He also set a new U.S. record in the dead lift with 515 pounds. Veach competed against nearly two dozen other lifters in …

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Crabb receives Advocacy Award

Southern Illinois human services agency Family Counseling Center, Inc. announced that executive director Sherrie L. Crabb was recently recognized by Harmony Health Plan, Inc. as part of their 2017 Harmony CommUnity initiative. Along with other award winners in the areas of health care, education and community support, Crabb was the …

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