Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Community

Christmas carols at Autumn Ridge

Girl Scout Troop 8970 had a wonderful time on Dec. 5, singing Christmas carols and passing out cards and cookies to the residents at Autumn Ridge. First row, from left, is Lily Youngberg, Alivia Jordan, Kenzie Meyer, Kallie Rankin, Eva Skamser, Lilee Black and Karen Poole. Second row, Doris Hartline, …

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Judge Williamson Shares Collection At JCGHS Meeting

By Dixie Terry Members and guests of the Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society enjoyed a treat on Nov. 20, when Johnson County Circuit Judge Williamson shared a portion of his collection of political memorabilia, including a number of county-related items. Williamson was introduced by Gary Hacker of “From the …

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Holiday Home Tour is this Sunday

By Dixie Terry The Holiday Home Tour will be held on Sunday, Dec. 4, 1-4 p.m. by the Johnson County Home and Community Education of the University of Illinois Extension. The beautifully decorated homes of Kim and Neil Martin and Darla and Cory Waters, Vienna, and Connie and Dennis Lowery …

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Kirstan Goines of Vienna wins 4-H Bright Futures award

Green Leaf Incorporated, a Fontanet, Indiana manufacturer of agricultural products, Rural Lifestyle Retailer Tractor Supply Company and 4-H Youth Development has recently announced that Kirstan Goines of Vienna is the Johnson County winner of the 2016 4-H Bright Futures award. Goines is a six-year member of 4-H, and was selected …

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The Vienna Times wins national award

Competing against thousands of daily and non-daily newspapers from across the United States, The Vienna Times won an award during the National Newspaper Association’s 2016 annual convention held in Franklin, TN last week. Publisher Lonnie Hinton, right in photo, attended the three-day convention and accepted the award on behalf of …

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School starts Friday in Johnson County

Sharing the road with school buses As schools in Johnson County prepare to open their doors Friday to students for the beginning of another school year, The Vienna Times wishes to reminder drivers of the following safety precautions. If you’re driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than …

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Water main break causes Sunday shutoff

A water main break on North 4th St. has required the water supply in Vienna to be temporarily turned off while repairs are made. The break is near Vienna High School. City workers are working to fix the break Sunday afternoon. They hope to have the water turned back on by …

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Johnson County Farm Bureau presents Forby with Friend of Agriculture award

State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) joined Johnson County farmers Friday, Aug. 12th, for a night at the Miners game, hosted by Southern Illinois Farm Bureaus in Marion, where he was honored with the Friend of Agriculture award. The award is an honor given only to legislators who have demonstrated a strong commitment …

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Coming to your mailbox soon

  Over $10.5 million in tax bills are being mailed this week. Johnson County property owners should receive their tax bills very soon. Johnson County treasurer Brent Williams will mail real estate and mobile home bills by July 8th to taxpayers. Williams said the county will send out approximately 8,000 …

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