Tuesday, June 27, 2017

News

Veterans Memorial installed

Installation of the VFW’s new Veterans Memorial began Tuesday morning on the Vienna Library Lawn. The installation was completed this week with landscaping work when the ground dries. Pat Lamb oversaw the installation and helped set the black granite slabs that weigh about 3,300 pounds each. A dedication ceremony of the …

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Decision made: new county office complex will be adjacent to the square

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn A big decision was made at the Johnson County Commissioners meeting, held on Tuesday, March 28. The commissioners voted 2-1 to build the new county office complex adjacent to the square. Vice chairman Fred Meyer presented numbers for each potential property: the property on Highway 45 …

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Junque Jamboree slated for April 15

The fourth annual Johnson County Junque Jamboree will be held in Vienna on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 7:00 a.m. and running through 3:00 p.m. This will be the Spring Jamboree as two are conducted each year, Spring and Fall. Over 150 vendors will be set up around the Vienna …

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State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Seeks to Reunite Vienna Residents with Unclaimed Property

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ staff will be at the Vienna Public Library in Vienna on Tuesday, March 28, to help reunite citizens with unclaimed property through the I-Cash program. Frerichs’ staff frequently visits areas throughout the state to encourage individuals to search the I-Cash database for unclaimed property and …

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Senator visits Vienna Grade School

Illinois Senator Dale Fowler, 59th District, spoke to eighth grade students at Vienna Grade School Friday morning, March 24. He discussed his roll in the senate, as well as some of his life experiences. Fowler, center in photo, stressed to the students to dream big and chase those dreams. The …

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Shimkus set to hold office hours in Vienna

Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has a tradition of having his staff hold office hours in addition to those he holds himself. This is an opportunity to meet with someone from Shimkus’ office at home. “These office hours allow you to meet face to face with my staff instead of …

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Vienna High School Betas win like champions at state convention

The Vienna High School chapter of the National Senior Beta Club recently attended the state convention in Springfield. Following the trend of all previous state conventions that the club has attended since 2009, this year was a success for students who won numerous awards during the trip on March 1-2. …

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VGS Betas successful once again at state convention

The Vienna Grade School Junior Beta Club attended the 23rd Annual State Junior Beta Convention in Springfield on February 27-28.  The theme of this year’s convention was “Beta Above and Beyond.”  Twenty-six members of the club attended the two-day event.  Throughout the convention, students competed in both academic and artistic …

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Local blood drives set

All eligible blood donors are encouraged to give blood and help save lives in March, Red Cross Month. Donating is easier than ever with the Blood Donor App and RapidPass. With the free Red Cross Blood Donor App, donors can conveniently schedule and manage donation appointments, access their donor card, …

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Vienna library implements new system

Vienna Public Library has implemented an automation project that has been ongoing for several months. Patrons will need new library cards. Make sure the following items are with you before leaving for the library: Drivers license, utility bill or statement with a mailing address or street address and if you …

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