Monday, October 23, 2017

News

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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Grantsburg Post Office services suspended

The Grantsburg Post Office services has been suspended as of April 28. The reason for suspending services were structural issues. The buildings flooring and walls are structurally unsound. The floor is caving in and walls are leaning. It poses an immediate safety concern to occupants. According to a press release …

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ISP urge motorists to avoid crossing flooded roadways

District 22 Interim Commander, Lieutenant Michael Alvey, would like to remind motorists to be safe when traveling through areas experiencing flooding. Motorists are urged to reduce their speed, drive with caution, and allow for extra time for travel. Excess water on the roadways can cause hazardous conditions. The U.S. National …

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Book signing in Vienna

Meet the authors of the recently released book “The Law and Judge Lynch 200 Years of Murder in Johnson County, Illinois” at From The Past Antiques shop located on the historic public square in Vienna, on Saturday, May 13. They will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to …

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