Tuesday, June 27, 2017

News

Three to be inducted into Vienna High School Hall of Fame Feb. 4

Three former Vienna High School athletes will be inducted into the VHS Hall of Fame Saturday, Feb. 4, during halftime of the Eagles vs. Chester basketball game. The inductees are Mike Stewart (class of 1960), Kisten Martin (class of 2003) and Lacie Endrizzi (class of 2007). Following are their athletic …

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Seven community colleges to receive $3 million in funds

The Illinois Community College Board, ICCB, announces the following community college districts will receive emergency funding: Shawnee Community College, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges, Kaskaskia College, Lake Land College, John A. Logan College, Rend Lake College and Southeastern Community College. A total of $3 million will be distributed equally among the …

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Blood drive set for Jan. 16

There is a critical need for blood donations right now. Blood is being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.  Everyday the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations for patients in need. A great way to start the new year would be to give blood at …

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School board petitions filed

School board elections in Johnson County is in April 2017. Below is a tentative list of those who have filed a petition to run for school board in each public school district. Buncombe Grade School No. 43  Troy Norris, Robby Trigg, Nathan Webb and Scott Harris. Cypress Grade School No. …

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Solar eclipse meeting for businesses set at SCC

SIDEZ is partnering with Illinois Small Business Development Center at Shawnee Community College to host an event for businesses. A solar eclipse business planning meeting is scheduled on Thursday, Jan. 12 at Shawnee Community College in Ullin. Those who wish to attend can come between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. This …

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Vienna High School to have students from South Korea

Starting on Thursday, Jan. 12, Vienna High School will be hosting 25 high school sophomore students from South Korea along with Korean teacher and administrator chaperons. These students are coming from Deadong Taxim High School (http://www.daedong.kr), which is located in the northwestern portion of South Korea.  It was established in …

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Karnak resident publishes book

Sharon Altenberger of Karnak has released a new book titled “Have the Apocalyptic Horses Started to Gallop? If So, Why?” The book reveals that God is rapidly bringing the Babylonian Satanic Spirit world to an end and He does not want His Saints to be ignorant. The Prophecy of the …

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Four Iowans killed in plane crash in Johnson County

By Lonnie Hinton The last hours of 2016 had Johnson County officials, EMS personnel and many volunteers extremely busy dealing with a plane crash that killed four people from Iowa. At approximately 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Johnson County 911 received a report of a possible plane crash near East …

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Top ten new Illinois laws effective Jan. 1

Jan. 1, 2017 is the effective date for almost 200 new state laws passed by the General Assembly and signed by the governor in 2016. The Senate Democrats published their top ten list for 2017 on Dec. 15. Laws make the list based on their importance to the public and …

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Vienna ranks second with Illinois State Scholars out of 44 southern high schools

Last year the Class of 2016, based solely on ACT scores, gave Vienna a second place ranking out of the 44 high schools located in Southern Illinois. This year’s Class of 2017 has met the challenge and has also maintained that second place ranking, as measured by Illiniois State Scholar. …

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