Tuesday, August 22, 2017

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Fireworks on Saturday at Vienna ballpark

The City of Vienna will host its 4th of July celebration on Saturday, July 1, at the Vienna Ballpark on the west edge of town. Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. Fireworks will begin at dusk. There will be activities for the kids, including bounce houses and human hamsterball games. …

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Autumn Ridge employee Dale Russell receives ‘Maintenance Person of the Year’

James Dale Russell was officially honored on June 6 by USDA Rural Development as Maintenance Person of the Year for his work at Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Facility, owned and operated by Family Counseling Center, Inc. Russell was nominated by his supervisors, residents of Autumn Ridge and Johnson County community …

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Library will soon offer eBooks

The Vienna Public Library will start offering eBooks to patrons beginning July 1. They will be made available through Heartland Library System’s 3M Cloud Library and will have a 21 day loan period and will be removed from patrons devices at the end of the loan period. Kindle eReaders, such …

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Dr. Peggy Bradford selected as next SCC college president

Dr. Peggy Bradford Following the conclusion of an intensive presidential search, Shawnee Community College welcomes a new college president this summer semester. Shawnee Community College has announced the selection of Dr. Peggy F. Bradford as the college’s eighth president. The Shawnee Community College Board of Trustees selected Dr. Peggy F. …

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Youth League season kicks off with parade of teams

The Johnson County Youth League celebrated the beginning of its season Saturday morning with a parade of teams. The parade began at Vienna High School and ended at the Vienna Ballpark. Many of the 34 teams participating in the JCYL 2017 summer season were escorted through town by police cars …

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Rt. 146 closure rescheduled for this weekend

The Illinois Department of Transportation has rescheduled the closure of IL 146 just west of Rt. 37 near Boles. Beginning Friday, June 9, at 6 p.m., IL 146, 0.4 miles west of the intersection of IL 146 and IL 37, will be closed to traffic. This work is necessary to …

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Elks plan Flag Day celebration

The Elks lodge of Johnson County would like to extend an invitation to all patriots of Southern Illinois. They will be holding our Flag Day celebration on Sunday, June 11, at the Vienna City Park with a community gathering and potluck. Bring your U.S. flags and help them fill the …

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Heather Treat Memorial Duck Race best ever

  By Dixie Terry The Goreville Village Park proved to be an awesome location on Sunday, May 14, for the annual Heather Treat Memorial fundraiser, according to the event organizer, Robin Harper-Whitehead. The fundraiser that provides monetary gifts for Johnson County cancer patients, was first held at a pond north …

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New Simpson Hill students raise money for St. Jude’s

New Simpson Hill held its annual St. Jude’s Bike-a-thon on May 10, 2017.  Students in grades 5-8 had an opportunity to raise money for St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and enjoy a beautiful day on the Tunnel Hill State Trail. Students rode their bicycles from Tunnel Hill to the Vienna City …

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