Sunday, January 21, 2018

News

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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Scavenger hunt planned

The first scavenger hunt hosted by Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Facility is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. The hunt will be located at Vienna City Park Pavilion No. 1, at 300 East Vine St. in Vienna. Registration is at 8 a.m. The fee is $25 …

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SCC to host Community Forum in Vienna

Shawnee Community College is continuing its listening tour in the community to find out how it can best serve the needs of local businesses and community members. President, Peggy Bradford, J.D., Ed.D. is touring different areas of the district to discuss what Shawnee Community College currently offers and what the …

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Due dates for real estate taxes and mobile home taxes

Friday, Sept. 22 is the last day to pay the second installment of the real estate taxes without interest for Johnson County residents. Beginning Monday, Sept. 25, there will be 3 percent interest on any unpaid first installment and one and a half interest on any unpaid second installment. The …

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Old Time Heritage Fall Festival set

The Old Time Heritage Fall Festival is planned Oct. 6 and 7 at Vienna City Park. The festival is hosted by the Johnson County Elks. A variety of events are planned on Friday and Saturday. A dessert bake off on Friday, Oct. 6. The entry fee is $5. All varieties …

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Governor candidate tours facility, holds roundtable discussion in Vienna

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn J. B. Pritzker, a Chicago native who is running for governor, visited Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Facility in Vienna on Friday, Aug. 25. Pritzker is running as a democrat. He held a roundtable discussion with human service providers and community partners, wanting to know how they …

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