Tuesday, June 27, 2017

News

Historic Perkins House Welcomes Guests Again

By Dixie Terry Once again, the historic Perkins House will welcome guests, thanks to Kathy and Dean Harper, who recently purchased the property from the Hospitality House board. The original Perkins House was a two-story log cabin at the same site, built by Jackson Simpson before the Civil War, and …

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Freedom Fest set in Goreville

Freedom Fest is planned in Goreville on Tuesday, July 4. The Kid Fun Zone is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A corn-hole tournament starts at 9 a.m. at the City Park. A gospel concert featuring “The Cornerstone Worship Band” is scheduled to …

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Fireworks on Saturday at Vienna ballpark

The City of Vienna will host its 4th of July celebration on Saturday, July 1, at the Vienna Ballpark on the west edge of town. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk. There will be activities for the kids, including bounce houses and human hamsterball games. …

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Library will soon offer eBooks

The Vienna Public Library will start offering eBooks to patrons beginning July 1. They will be made available through Heartland Library System’s 3M Cloud Library and will have a 21 day loan period and will be removed from patrons devices at the end of the loan period. Kindle eReaders, such …

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Dr. Peggy Bradford selected as next SCC college president

Dr. Peggy Bradford Following the conclusion of an intensive presidential search, Shawnee Community College welcomes a new college president this summer semester. Shawnee Community College has announced the selection of Dr. Peggy F. Bradford as the college’s eighth president. The Shawnee Community College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Peggy F. …

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Youth League season kicks off with parade of teams

The Johnson County Youth League celebrated the beginning of its season Saturday morning with a parade of teams. The parade began at Vienna High School and ended at the Vienna Ballpark. Many of the 34 teams participating in the JCYL 2017 summer season were escorted through town by police cars …

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Rt. 146 closure rescheduled for this weekend

The Illinois Department of Transportation has rescheduled the closure of IL 146 just west of Rt. 37 near Boles. Beginning Friday, June 9, at 6 p.m., IL 146, 0.4 miles west of the intersection of IL 146 and IL 37, will be closed to traffic. This work is necessary to …

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Elks plan Flag Day celebration

The Elks lodge of Johnson County would like to extend an invitation to all patriots of Southern Illinois. They will be holding our Flag Day celebration on Sunday, June 11, at the Vienna City Park with a community gathering and potluck. Bring your U.S. flags and help them fill the …

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