Friday, November 24, 2017

News

New world record set at Tunnel Hill 100-mile Run in Johnson County Saturday

The Vienna City Park was buzzing this weekend during the fourth running of the Tunnel Hill 100/50 Mile Runs on the Tunnel Hill State Trail. Over 630 runners and an estimated 2,000 supporters were in Johnson County for the event. The temperatures in Southern Illinois were below freezing Saturday morning. But that did not slow many of the runners. A new course record …

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Vienna student named winner in essay contest

After receiving essays from students across the 59th Senate District, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) has announced the winners of his Veterans Day essay contest, an initiative to increase awareness of the importance and meaning of Veterans Day. Two winners were selected from this year’s submission by a veteran from …

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Veterans’ Day Program Held On Nov. 11

  By Dixie Terry Nov. 11, Veterans Day, was sunny, but crisp, as a crowd of veterans, their families and friends, gathered on the Carnegie Library lawn, for the annual Veterans Day Service. Judy Miller provided a medley of patriotic songs on the piano keyboard, as the crowd arrived. As …

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175th Anniversary Celebrated at Vienna United Methodist Church

By Dixie Terry The Vienna United Methodist Church has enjoyed weeks of celebrating the 175th anniversary of the founding of their original congregation. The Pastor Joe Richard and member Marleis Trover have been the coordinators of the celebrations, “with lots of help from the parishioners,” they agreed. The celebration began …

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Large donation to ‘special needs’ program

Bob Harper Ford, Vienna, held a ‘Drive 4 UR School’ fundraiser event on Septmeber 23 where Ford Motor Co. would donate $20 to Vienna High School’s special needs program for every new vehicle test drive on that day. The event raised $3,200 that will be used in the special needs …

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Trick or Treat hours, events

Below is Trick or Treat hours in Johnson County. Village of Cypress: Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., for children age 12 and under. Village of Goreville: Tuesday, Oct. 31, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Village of New Burnside: Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 6 p.m. to 8 …

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Multiple injured in Route 146 traffic crashes

Multiple injuries occurred during two traffic crashes on Route 146 at Mt. Zion Road in Johnson County on Friday, Oct. 20. The first accident occurred at 7:13 a.m. A Ford Explorer, driven by Ruth Yates, 37, of Brookport and a Ford bus, driven by Williams George, 62, of Tunnel Hill, …

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Vienna Grade School makes improvements to playground

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn The blacktop playground at Vienna Grade School recently got a much needed update to brighten it up and provide activities for students of all ages. The idea is credited to VGS assistant principal Saeward Mattox. With donations from organizations like Modern Woodmen of American, Elk Lodge …

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Interstate 57 road closure

Due to a semi recovery operation after an early morning crash on Interstate 57 North Bound at Mile Post 49 (Williamson County), Interstate 57 North Bound will be closed beginning at 7 P.M. on Friday, October 20, 2017. The crash occurred at 4:55 A.M. on Oct. 20 and involved a single …

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Veach wins gold medal

Hunter Veach, age 15, of Vienna won the gold medal in his age division at the U.S.A. Power Lifting Raw Nationals Sunday, Oct. 15, in Orlando, Florida. He also set a new U.S. record in the dead lift with 515 pounds. Veach competed against nearly two dozen other lifters in …

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