Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Community

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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Parmley named Citizen of the Year

Cindy Webb Parmley has been named the 2015 Citizen of the Year for the Village of Goreville. Parmley was presented a plaque Tuesday evening by village board member Jason Beckman. She shared her excitement on social media, only moments after being notified, “WOW!!! I cannot tell you how honored I am …

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Firefighters battle fire and frigid temps Wednesday

Four fire departments from Johnson County responded to a house fire Wednesday evening on Old Rt. 146 Loop, west of Vienna. No injuries have been reported. More details will be in the next week’s edition of The Vienna Times and on this site once available

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Vienna resident embarks on 11-month mission trip

By Hilary Wright Bryan Throgmorton, of Vienna, disembarked this week to begin his year long adventure serving and spreading the word of God throughout 11 different countries with The World Race Missions Organization. Throgmorton, who attended a week long training session in October, began his final training in Atlanta on …

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Annual Top Ten Architectural Wonders of Southern Illinois – Johnson County Courthouse gets top spot on list

The Johnson County Courthouse in Vienna has been named the top architectural wonder of Southern Illinois by a regional architecture firm. Baysinger Architects of Marion assembled this year’s top-ten architectural wonders of Southern Illinois that ranked the courthouse at number one. Completed in 1871, the Italianate Johnson County Courthouse was …

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Union County crash kills two, closes miles of Illinois 146 for hours

The Illinois State Police are investigating a traffic crash, which occurred on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at approximately 12:57 p.m. that killed a Missouri man and his 18-month old passenger. The crash was located on Illinois Rt. 146, 1/10th of a mile east of Locust Grove Road in Union County. …

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No ‘Scrooge’ here

Kelly and Michelle Hunsaker started decorating their lawn for Christmas in 2010, continuing each year by adding more lights, features and music to the outdoor attraction. Located at 614 North 5th Street, at the corner of Eagle Drive in Vienna, their home draws thousands of children and adults each year …

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Christmas cards by gifted students

It’s that time of year again. Vienna Grade School Gifted Art 7th and 8th graders have made a wonderful set of unique handmade Christmas cards.  Students drew and painted creative designs, and then used a computer to create a digital version.  All cards have a different message on the inside.  …

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Homecoming this Friday

The Vienna High School homecoming will be Friday, Dec. 12, at the school. The Vienna Eagles will face Hamilton County. The freshman game will start at 5:00, JV game will tip off at 5:45 p.m. followed immediately by the varsity game. The homecoming king and queen coronation will be held …

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A salute to Elry

I would like to recognize Sheriff Elry Faulkner for his dedicated years of service to the citizens of Johnson County and beyond. Being the longest serving Sheriff in the history of the State of Illinois speaks volumes in itself. The respect of the voters, crime victims, those he deferred from …

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