Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Community

Air Evac crew holds class for area first responders

The Marion Air Evac Lifeteam air ambulance crew recently held a helicopter safety and landing zone class for the members of the Buncombe Fire Department, Cypress Fire Department, and other first responders. Pilot Greg Omernik, flight nurse John Larrison and flight paramedic Todd Test conducted the training. The class included …

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Special section earns first place in statewide competition

The Goreville Gazette was honored Thursday at the Illinois Press Association’s annual convention in Springfield for its production of a special section published last spring in the Gazette and The Vienna Times featuring the Lady Blackcats’ state title win. The Gazette was awarded first place in the special section category …

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PTO offers recycling program

School districts and nonprofit organizations across the county have been dealing with huge budget cuts, but Vienna Grade School has found a way to supplement their finances to get the funds they need. The Vienna Grade School PTO is participating in the FundingFactory® Recycling Program! This fundraiser is free and …

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Shops sprouting around the square

Vienna is becoming a destination spot for antique hunters. During the past year several new shops have opened. The stores are mostly centered around the historic public square in Vienna. The Vienna Town Square Mall Antiques and More opened a few months ago, quickly followed by Susi’s Courtside Treasures and …

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A Fairly Uncivil Civics Lesson

By Toby Hightower  I never was quite willing to give up all teaching after I went into administration at VHS. I always had the idea that it might be a good idea to keep school administrators under lock and key if they got to meddling too much with what teachers …

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Local FFA anticipates 85th Annual State Convention

By McKenzie Mattox The Vienna FFA is readily anticipating the arrival of June 11-13 for the chance to be among thousands of blue corduroy jackets in the state’s capital. The 85th Annual Illinois State FFA Convention kicks off with opening session the morning of June 11, 2013. Convention sessions are …

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Vienna family has five active duty sons

To have more than one child serving in the United States military at the same time is not uncommon. But, to have five children in active service, in four different branches, is. Eli and Ruth Massie, of Vienna, has two sons currently serving in the Air Force, James Massie and …

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Memorial Day service held on the square

The Daniel Chapman Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution sponsored the Memorial Day service Monday on the Vienna square. The guest speaker was Sgt. Danny Rockwell of Vienna. Rockwell served in the U.S. Marine Corps during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He presented “Memorial Day – Where It Came From”, a history of Memorial Day.

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Former principal returns for visit

Former Vienna High School principal Horance ‘Toby’ Hightower (second from left) visited with VHS administrators Friday morning. Hightower taught and served as principal at VHS for six years. At the age of 93, Hightower was in Vienna during the weekend for the 60-year reunion of the VHS classes of 1953-55. …

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Flag raising ceremony

Vienna Boy Scout Troop 41 and Cub Scout Pack 41 held a flag raising ceremony Monday, May 27 to celebrate Memorial Day at Autumn Ridge Assisted Living Facility in Vienna. Nearly 50 Autumn Ridge residents and visitors viewed the ceremony from the shade of the facility’s entrance.  

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