Monday, October 23, 2017

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Vienna High School Beta Club stands out at state convention

The Vienna High School Beta Club returned from Springfield early last week after capturing 21 awards at the Illinois Beta Club State Convention. Fifty-eight students of the 74 member Beta Club participated in various competitions during the two-day convention that was held March 11 and 12. The club members won 13 …

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Video gambling starts in Johnson County

Even though video gambling has been in practice in Illinois since October of last year, Johnson County establishments are only just now getting in on the act with Big Boys On the Loop taking the lead in turning its machines on. Three Johnson County businesses have received licenses allowing them …

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Controlled burn near Wildcat Bluff gets out of hand

March 9, 2013 – An attempted control burn near the entrance to Wildcat Bluff in southern Johnson County quickly got out of control Saturday afternoon. The Vienna volunteer fire department responded at 2:15 p.m. to a report of a “trash fire that has gotten out of control” at 1540 Wildcat …

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Second building fire this week

Three days after area fire departments responded to the apartment fire on the Vienna Square Monday, another building burns near Buncombe. Three area fire departments responded to the call. The Buncombe Fire Department was dispatched early Thursday afternoon to a report of a house fire located on Mt. Zion Road …

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Vienna Square apartment fire worse in more than 60 years

Vienna City Fire Chief Aaron Goldenstein said the last time the city experienced a fire the size of Monday’s was more than 60 years ago; he would be happy if it was another 60 or more before the next. Fire departments from Vienna, Goreville, Buncombe, New Burnside, Carrier Mills and …

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Firefighters respond to fire on Vienna Square Monday morning

Photos by Lonnie Hinton, The Vienna Times © Seven fire departments responded to the Vienna Square this morning to a fire in a two-story building on the southwest corner of the courthouse square. The first report of the fire was around 9:50 a.m. The building is owned by Boo Smith and …

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Submerged vehicle recovered, minor injuries

March 1, 2013, Vienna, Ill. – The Vienna Police Department continues to investigate the cause of a two-vehicle traffic accident in the 200 block of South 1st Street, between SouthernTrust Bank and the city water plant, that occurred around 4 p.m. Friday. No one was seriously injured according to Vienna …

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Vienna approves grant proposal requests for infrastructure upgrades

The Vienna City Council conducted two public hearings recently regarding Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity grant applications, which will help fund upgrades to a wastewater distribution infrastructure project and provide qualifying homeowners with home improvement needs. The two grant application proposals were approved by the city and discussed in …

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Sheriff Faulkner, state sheriffs support citizens’ right to gun ownership

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association at their Winter Training Conference adopted a resolution, which mirrors the National Sheriffs’ Association resolution, that strongly supports citizens’ protected right to bear arms under the Second Amendment. Seventy-three sheriffs, including Johnson County Sheriff Elry Faulkner, were in attendance at the Illinois conference held in Springfield …

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Rep. Phelps’ comments on recent attacks in Illinois’ prisons

February 7, 2013 Dear Editor: Coincidently, it was almost exactly one year ago, that Governor Quinn unveiled his plan to close the Tamms Correctional Center, a move that put 300 Southern Illinoisans in the unemployment line.  After this announcement I was determined to do everything in my power to reverse …

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