Sunday, December 17, 2017

News

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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Crabb receives Advocacy Award

Southern Illinois human services agency Family Counseling Center, Inc. announced that executive director Sherrie L. Crabb was recently recognized by Harmony Health Plan, Inc. as part of their 2017 Harmony CommUnity initiative. Along with other award winners in the areas of health care, education and community support, Crabb was the …

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Winners at Fall Festival

Below is a list of participants and winners of activities at the Old Time Heritage Fall Festival held last weekend in Johnson County. The festival was sponsored by Johnson County Elks. Lip sync participants: Kamryn Hunsaker, Lillie Huckelberry, Maia Hayden, Zoe and Gabbi Hicks, Lennah and Larrah Miller and Peyton …

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Dr. Mark Wagner set to speak on Trail of Tears in Southern Illinois

The Cherokee Trail of Tears crossed through Southern Illinois. Its path is through Pope, Johnson and Union Counties and it is the path of the tragic re-location of native Americans from the southeastern part of the United States in 1838-1839 to the Indian Territory in present day state of Oklahoma. …

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FAFSA event set at VHS

An event aiming to help students fill out their FAFSA is scheduled at Vienna High School in the Media Center on Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. A FAFSA must be on file to receive a scholarship, grant or loan at any college or university. Oct. 1, …

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Vienna Grade School named exemplar for public schools

Vienna School District 55 was recognized in a recent publication as an exemplar for public schools in Illinois. Over the past year, IFF, the largest nonprofit community development institution (CDFI) in the Midwest, completed “Raising Quality, Promoting Equity: An Analysis of Location, Performance, and Investment in Illinois Public Schools.” The …

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FFA members attend state convention

On June 13th the Vienna FFA traveled to Springfield, IL to take part in the Illinois 88th State FFA Convention. Vienna FFA was able to send its biggest group to date, 14 FFA members, to convention thanks to receiving the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Grant awarded by Monsanto. Vienna FFA …

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