Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Community

Baileys celebrate 50 years

On March 19, 2016, Bill and Evelyn Bailey will observe their 50th wedding anniversary. Bill and Evelyn (Brent) Bailey were married on March 19, 1966, at the Eddyville Missionary Baptist Church. Both natives of the Eddyville community in Pope County, they have resided in Johnson County since 1979. Bill’s working …

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VHS wins Scholar Bowl Regionals

Submitted by Miranda Brookshier On Monday, March 7, the Vienna High School Scholar Bowl team traveled to Pope County High School to compete in the IHSA Scholastic Bowl Regional Championship taking first place. Prior to regionals, Vienna finished its regular season with a record of 9-2, placing the team as the …

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Project Graduation accepts donation

Modern Woodsmen of America donated $1,000 to Vienna High School’s Project Graduation Friday, Feb. 19. Modern Woodmen of America is a fraternal benefit society with more than 770,000 members. The coordinators of Project Graduation, school’s administration and parents appreciate the generous donation by the fraternity. The funds will be used …

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Bryan Throgmorton shares mission experience

By Dixie Terry After eleven months in eleven countries, Bryan Throgmorton, Vienna, has returned home to share his mission adventure. Bryan was at the Community of Christ Church on February 7, to talk of his eleven months of doing mission work with “The World Race.” He was welcomed by the …

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Shawnee National Forest’s Garden of the Gods quarter released today

The United States Mint joined the National Forest Service Thursday morning, Feb. 4, 2016, to launch the America the Beautiful Quarters® Program coin honoring Shawnee National Forest. The quarter’s reverse (tails side) depicts a close view of Camel Rock, located within the Shawnee National Forest, with natural vegetation in the foreground …

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The queen of Vienna Dairy Queen retires

By Dixie Terry The Vienna Times Sandy Gould is retiring!  After thirty-seven years of serving Blizzards and all those other tasty treats at the Vienna Dairy Queen, she will hang up her uniform and call it a well-spent career. February 1 was her last day to greet and serve her …

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Visitors discover Vienna’s spirit

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Dec. 31, 2015 – My wife, family, and I recently drove through your community on a trip from Wisconsin to Kentucky. I picked up a copy of your local newspaper (The Vienna Times) to pass the time while my wife took her turn at driving. It …

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Schools facing future freeze on revenues seek higher 2015 tax levy

Johnson County Schools continue to face hardships during state financial crisis, proposing property tax levy increases “Truth in Taxation” hearings set for Dec. 10, 14, 15 School districts across Illinois are facing additional financial hardships with less educational funds coming from the state and a strong chance of them being …

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Flag Raising/Salute to Veteran’s at Vienna High School

Vienna High School will be hosting a Flag Raising/Salute to Veteran’s on Tuesday, Nov. 10, starting at 1:30 p.m. Veterans are asked to attend for a special recognition and everyone in the community is invited to come and join all of our students in participating in this event. Local veteran …

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Pink pumpkins in Cypress

Cypress Elementary School recently participated in “Pink Pumpkins for a Purpose” to increase Breast Cancer Awareness in Southern Illinois. Taylor Farms of Vienna and Travis Family Farms of Belknap donated pumpkins to the school for the students and staff to paint pink. For every picture of a pink pumpkin that …

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