Monday, October 23, 2017

News

Donations being taken in Vienna for Gatlinburg fire victims

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn Don Cook of Grantsburg is helping those affected by the wildfires in Gatlinburg in a big way. He has a semi-trailer in Vienna City Park collecting donations for those who have lost everything. At first, Cook said he had a hard time finding a place that …

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Join Santa for breakfast

Vienna Grade School Beta Club is hosting its annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’ on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All kids are welcome. The cost is $5 per child if pre-registered by Thursday, Dec. 1. The cost will be $7 at the door.  Admission includes donuts and milk …

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Preparing for giant bicycle

Vienna City Works Department employees began Monday on the construction of the foundation that will support a giant 20-foot bicycle at the city park. Manufacturing of the big-wheel bicycle has been completed by Shawnee Correctional Center Industries and will hopefully soon become another tourist attraction to the Tunnel Hill State …

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Hunsaker Light Show begins Thanksgiving Day

The annual Hunsaker Light Show is scheduled to run every evening from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning Thanksgiving Day (weather permitting). On Saturday, Dec. 3, Santa will arrive at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the season. The public is invited to come see Santa, share a cup of hot chocolate …

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New website for Vienna High School, old yearbooks now online

Vienna High School has announced that its presence on the world wide web (www.viennahighschool.com) has undergone a much needed renovation. The website offers all of the content and resources that the previous one did, which has served the community for over 15 years, with some new features. Superintendent Joshua W. …

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Secretary of State offices closed for Thanksgiving

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. Facilities open Tuesday to Saturday will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 26. Offices and facilities open Monday to Friday will reopen on Monday, Nov. …

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Work begins on Veterans Memorial

Construction of the new Johnson County Veterans Honor Roll Memorial started Monday morning in the front lawn of the Vienna Carnegie Library. Matt Endrizzi, owner of Endrizzi Construction and Landscaping is donating his time and equipment to build a 32-foot diameter concrete slab base. The base will support six verticle …

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Athletes give sneak preview during ‘Meet the Eagles’

By Ryan Wright Vienna High School hosted their annual “Meet The Eagles” event on Saturday, Nov. 12 with a big crowd attending. The event got off to a great start by introduction of all the winter sports teams in a blacked out gymnasium and with a projected light shining just …

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Community blood drive set in Vienna

The Vienna Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, Nov. 21, at Fellowship Baptist Church from noon until 6 p.m. Donors will be treated to pumpkin pie, Mike’s chili, and other goodies. This will be the last blood drive for the year. As the holidays approach, there is always …

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Pope County Deer Festival is this weekend

The Golconda Rotary Club will present the 56th  Annual Pope County Deer Festival in Golconda, Nov. 16-19. A community church service is planned at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Tim Green from Gospel Mission will open the service, followed by a musical program, led by Ken Barger. The Rotary …

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