Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Fatal motorcycle/deer collision

Johnson and Massac County emergency personnel responded Monday afternoon, Nov. 11, to a fatal crash on US 45, 1000 feet south of Johnson/Massac county line. A motorcycle driven by Paul D. Meyers Jr., 49, of Grand Chain, was struck by a deer at approximately 3:55 p.m.  Meyers and his passenger, …

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Ozark home destroyed by fire

Four area fire departments were called to a house fire Tuesday morning, Nov. 12, in rural Ozark. The fire was reported at approximately 11:00 a.m. The home of Kevin Craig, located at 1000 Thunderhawk Road just north of Ozark, was a total loss. Firefighters from the New Burnside department were …

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Commissioners take no vote on fracking referendum request

By Joe Rehana, ©H&R Media The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which a community rights’ group opposing fracking returned in hopes of leaving with a referendum for local control approved for the March ballot. The commissioners discussed the request and heard arguments in favor …

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The best part of school

After 55 days into the school year, students in Mrs. Dunbar’s Kindergarten class at Buncombe Grade School were asked what they like best about school. Here is what they had to say:                    

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Time Changes This Weekend

Daylight Savings Time ends Sunday, November 3, at 2:00 a.m. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before going to bed Saturday night. With the time change right around the corner, it is important to change the batteries in your smoke detectors when you change your clocks. On average, …

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Opposition to fracking in Southern Illinois remains resilient

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which members of the grass-roots organization SAFE, Southern Illinoisans Against Fracturing Our Environment, spoke before the board in hopes of passing a resolution to allow an initiative against fracking on the March ballot. Voters in Johnson County would …

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Counterfeit currency causes problems for local businesses

A number of retailers in Johnson County have begun to refuse any currency larger than a $20 bill due to a recent influx of counterfeit currency discovered in Johnson County. According to Vienna Police Chief Jim Miller, the Dollar General Store in Vienna recently reported a counterfeit $100 bill passed …

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Dr. Wetherell elected to ISDS board of trustees

Dr. Robin A. Wetherell of Vienna, was recently elected to the board of trustees of the Illinois State Dental Society (ISDS), a professional association of over 7,000 members. He was installed into office at the ISDS Annual Session at the Bllomington-Normal Marriott Hotel, Bloomington. Dr. Wetherell has practiced general dentistry …

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V-G Eagles defeat Christopher today for a spot in playoff games

The Vienna-Goreville Eagles defeated Christopher High School this afternoon, 23-7, qualifying them a spot in state playoffs with one regular season game remaining. The Eagles will host Eldorado next Saturday on their home field in Vienna. Kick-off for Saturday, Oct. 26th’s game is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Follow The Vienna Times …

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Where is our nation’s fiscal situation heading?

by Congressman John Shimkus Oct. 17, 2013 – In the wake of my vote to end the government shutdown/debt ceiling debate, I want to share my thoughts on our nation’s fiscal situation as we move forward. Bigger than our fight over Obamacare is our coming showdown over our nation’s fiscal …

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