Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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2016 Vienna High School Hall of Fame inductees announced

Webb-Hettinger, Hill to be inducted in February By Lonnie Hinton Two former Vienna High School athletes will soon be inducted into the VHS Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 12, during the intermission of the junior varsity and varsity games against Fairfield. The 2016 Hall …

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UPDATE – Rural Vienna home destroyed by fire Sunday

Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 – 1:30 p.m. – The Vienna and Buncombe Fire Departments are currently on the scene of this house fire. The house is located on Rt. 147, approximately one mile from Rt. 146, near Vienna. Additional information will be posted once available.   UPDATE: Vienna, Buncombe and …

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Mike Rude rehired as Vienna-Goreville head football coach

Vienna, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 –Varsity football restarted in Johnson County after more than 75 years with an inaugural season in 2009 while under the leadership of Hall of Fame Coach Mike Rude. Coach Rude lead the Vienna-Goreville Eagles to playoffs in 2012 and 2013, and brought home the first …

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Vienna High School Homecoming activities set

Game, coronation scheduled for Friday The Vienna High School 2016 Homecoming is Friday, Jan. 15. The Eagles will host Eldorado in the homecoming game, with the JV game beginning at 5:45 p.m., followed by the varsity game. Coronation will follow the varsity game, culminating with the crowning of the VHS …

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Fire claims the life of a New Burnside man

A New Burnside man was killed early Monday morning, Dec. 21, when the mobile home he was living in caught fire. The New Burnside Fire Department was called to 113 W. 4th St. in New Burnside at 12:05 a.m. When they arrived the home was fully engulfed by fire. Larry …

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Thousands expected in area this weekend for second running of Tunnel Hill 100/50 mile runs

Story & photos by Lonnie Hinton© Known in the running world as the fastest and most scenic trail in the northern hemisphere, the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Johnson County will be the site for the second running of the Tunnel Hill 100 mile and 50 mile runs Saturday, Nov. …

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Phelps designs House Bill to prevent closure of Hardin County Work Camp

By Julie Farley, Editor Hardin County Independent State Representative Brandon Phelps held a brief news conference at the entrance to the Hardin County Work Camp on Tuesday morning, Nov. 3, on its behalf. Phelps announced that he had introduced legislation that would protect the Work Camp from being closed by Governor …

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Groundbreaking held for new honor roll

There were around 50 people gathered on the lawn of the Vienna Carnegie Library on Friday afternoon for the ground breaking of the new Johnson County Honor Roll. Richard Brumley of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Beggs-Gurley Post 5222, who has led the charge to have this new monument built, …

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Farm Bureaus hold Safety Day Camp at Vienna park

Johnson, Massac, Union and Pulaski-Alexander County Farm Bureaus joined efforts to host a Safety Day Camp Thursday, Sept. 24, for 4th grade students in five counties. Over 400 students and teachers attended the event at the Vienna City Park to learn more about safety awareness in our rural area. The …

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Lt. Governor Sanguinetti visits Johnson County

Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti made a surprise visit to Max Creek Antiques in Vienna late Thursday afternoon, Aug. 27, as shop owner Carol Gerdes was closing her shop on the square. Sanguinetti stopped in the antique shop after touring the historic Johnson County courthouse, located across the street. She was then …

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