Sunday, December 17, 2017

Vienna Times

Dangerous levels of carbon monoxide cause evacuation of courthouse

The Johnson County Courthouse was evacuated Monday morning, March 9, when dangerously high levels of carbon monoxide (CO) were discovered inside the building moments after employees arrived for work. Employees arrived at their respective offices to discover something was not quite right. Court security deputy Al James began receiving reports …

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County board postpones ATV usage discussion, approves 911 board

By Mike Kolb The meeting of the board of county commissioners began Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and rolled straight into the approval of last meetings minutes. The county board agreed that unfinished business was becoming an issue as some items were remaining there for months, so they made a point …

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New batting cage at Vienna ballpark nears completion

By Mike Kolb The ballpark in Vienna has received a significant facelift this winter.  A number of upgrades and updates have been occurring in the cold months as part of the ballpark improvement mindset that started with the City of Vienna getting new safer bleachers. The improvements continued forward with …

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Donation to memorial

Members of the one hundred year-old Pond Community Club in Johnson County made a $250.00 donation to the VFW Veteran’s Memorial Saturday. Pictured, from left, during the check presentation are Roger Brumley, Sue Bench, Clarence Caraker and club president Margaret Cameron.  

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Area schools announce honor roll and perfect attendance

NSH honor students New Simpson Hill is please to announce their 2nd quarter honor students. Students earning honor status include: Ms. Fritch’s 5th Grade 5.0-4.76 High Honors Alexis Goddard, Caleb Johnson and Katie King. 4.50-4.75 Honors Aubrey Bozarth, Avie Jones and Addison Kerley. 4.0-4.49 Honorable Mention Jake Snell. Mr. Borders …

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Blood drive Monday in Vienna

The Vienna Community American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held on Monday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church on Senior Drive in Vienna. It only takes about an hour to complete the process and someone will appreciate your very personal donation for …

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Vienna Students named Illinois State Scholars

  Vienna High School principal Patrick Harner is pleased to announce that eleven Vienna High School students from the graduating class of 2015 have been recognized as Illinois State Scholars. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois …

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Trover named communications director for Gov. Bruce Rauner

Vienna native and VHS class of ‘98 graduate Lance Trover has been appointed communications director for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner. The appointment was made Saturday, prior to Rauner’s inauguration held Monday. Trover served as senior communications adviser for Citizens for Rauner, Inc. He also was a former communications director for …

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Johnson County house fires keep area departments busy

No injuries, three dogs saved Johnson County fire departments responded to two house fires last week in as many days. With last week’s temperatures in the single-digits to low-teens, and extreme wind-chill factors, battling the fires were a challenge for local volunteer firefighters. “As long as we were working and …

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Weather did not dampen the spirit of Fall Festival

Mother Nature has her ways of letting us know who is in control. The weather went from calm to windy, from rainy to sunny and from comfortable to cold for the past weekend’s three-day Johnson County Fall Festival in Vienna. The annual Fall Festival is hosted by Johnson County Chamber …

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