Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Community

Fundraising efforts continue for Autumn Ridge

Seventy-three year old Karen Poole, left, has taken it upon herself to help raise money for the Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Center’s activity fund by making pink ribbons. She is a resident of the facility. The pink ribbons help to promote breast cancer awareness nationwide. Poole had recovered from breast …

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Groundbreaking for new Johnson County Honor Roll set for Oct. 23

After a long fund-raising campaign to replace the decaying Johnson County Honor Roll memorial dedicated in 1940s, the VFW Beggs/Gurley Post #5222 has announced the date for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new memorial. The new memorial will be located on the front lawn of the Vienna Carnegie Library, just …

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Buddy Bench to create lasting friendships

New Simpson Hill School (NSH) has a new fixture on their playground.  It is known as  the “Buddy Bench” and was donated by the NSH Youth for Christ group. The purpose of the Buddy Bench is to assist students in finding a friend to play with.  The student who wishes …

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Public service workers honored

  Nearly 80 local public service workers were honored Thursday with a picnic lunch at the Vienna City Park. The lunch was sponsored by Johnson County Revitalization and the City of Vienna. City, county and state police were joined by members of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, city maintenance department …

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Crash victim returns to Vienna home after eight long months

By Lonnie Hinton It was raining extremely heavy the morning of January 3, 2015, when she left Vienna by ambulance. Though not as much, it was also raining when she returned for the first time in eight months. Allie Byrd of Vienna returned Thursday evening, Sept. 10, to a waiting …

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Carnival, parade, games, car and tractor shows on tap for Fall Festival October 1-4

The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival will soon be here. The festival will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 1-3, at the Vienna City Park. The 2nd annual Pumpkin Run Car Show, sponsored by the City of Vienna, will be held Sunday, Oct. 4, to complete the fun-filled …

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Shawnee Mass Transit District to hold open house

Shawnee Mass Transit District will have an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony of their new headquarters in Vienna, Illinois on Friday, Sept. 25. The celebration will be from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Shawnee MTD’s new headquarters is located within the Vienna Industrial Park at 100 Smart Dr., on the …

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Johnson County Junque Jamboree set for Sept. 19

The next Johnson County Junque Jamboree will be Saturday, Sept. 19, on the courthouse square in Vienna, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Over 150 vendors are booked to set up around the square. This twice a year event, spring and fall, draws sellers and buyers from across the tri-state …

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Corporate leader credits his success to his rural Goreville family, high school ag experience

ADM’s Greg Webb stresses need for future (non-rural) agricultural leaders Growing up in a Johnson County, IL, family of rural leaders, Greg Webb may have been destined to be out in front of agriculture. However, he attributes much of his career success as the ADM Vice President of State Government …

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Dongola USD 66 receives $25,000 grant for WeatherBug system

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants support math and science education DONGOLA, Ill. (August 25, 2015)– Dongola USD 66 has received a $25,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to install a WeatherBug system that will allow students …

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