Thursday, April 27, 2017

News

Earth Week ‘Solarbration’ set at Vienna High School

The public is invited to attend seven “solarbrations”/ribbon cuttings at schools in Vienna, Herrin and Johnston City on Tuesday, April 18. The four-module 1.14kW solar awnings installed at each of the featured schools were funded by grants awarded by the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation, The Solar Star Foundation and …

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Youngest person elected onto Vienna City Council

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn The City of Vienna has made history. Austin Tuey, 19 years-old, will be the youngest person to serve on the city council. He will be taking Alderman Chesley Williams’ position during the May 3 meeting. Vienna mayor, Jon Simmons, asked Tuey if he would be interested …

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Care Trak program receives donation

The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of the State of Illinois presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to the Johnson County Care Trak system.  Care Trak is an electronic tracking system for seniors and special needs children who wander off from familiar surroundings. Vienna Masonic …

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Johnson County receives water and sewer grant

Johnson County has recently received a grant for a water main extension at East Crossroads. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, DCEO,  announced the recipients of the Community Development Block Grant, CDBG,  for Public Infrastructure on March 29. Forty communities across the state will receive federal funds totaling …

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Veterans Memorial installed

Installation of the VFW’s new Veterans Memorial began Tuesday morning on the Vienna Library Lawn. The installation was completed this week with landscaping work when the ground dries. Pat Lamb oversaw the installation and helped set the black granite slabs that weigh about 3,300 pounds each. A dedication ceremony of the …

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Decision made: new county office complex will be adjacent to the square

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn A big decision was made at the Johnson County Commissioners meeting, held on Tuesday, March 28. The commissioners voted 2-1 to build the new county office complex adjacent to the square. Vice chairman Fred Meyer presented numbers for each potential property: the property on Highway 45 …

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Junque Jamboree slated for April 15

The fourth annual Johnson County Junque Jamboree will be held in Vienna on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 7:00 a.m. and running through 3:00 p.m. This will be the Spring Jamboree as two are conducted each year, Spring and Fall. Over 150 vendors will be set up around the Vienna …

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State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Seeks to Reunite Vienna Residents with Unclaimed Property

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ staff will be at the Vienna Public Library in Vienna on Tuesday, March 28, to help reunite citizens with unclaimed property through the I-Cash program. Frerichs’ staff frequently visits areas throughout the state to encourage individuals to search the I-Cash database for unclaimed property and …

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Senator visits Vienna Grade School

Illinois Senator Dale Fowler, 59th District, spoke to eighth grade students at Vienna Grade School Friday morning, March 24. He discussed his roll in the senate, as well as some of his life experiences. Fowler, center in photo, stressed to the students to dream big and chase those dreams. The …

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