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Tag Archives: Illinois

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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Gov. Rauner visits Vienna as budget crisis is still ongoing

  Impact could affect local schools this year  By Lucas Wright As the clock struck midnight to close out the month of May on Tuesday night, the Illinois General Assembly closed session still without a budget for the state. On the morning of Wednesday, June 1, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner …

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The roller coaster ride to recovery

Allie Byrd refuses to give up By Lindsey Rae Vaughn, The Vienna (IL) Times Allie Byrd was settling into life after high school, working her  job as a CNA. A simple act of purchasing donuts from a Casey’s gas station in Vienna, Illinois, charted a course for a difficult life. …

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Francis, Ross, Brinkley to compete in rodeo finals

Johnson County will be well represented at the National High School Rodeo Finals again this year. Three Johnson County cowboys have advanced to compete with the best of the best in Rock Springs, Wyoming next month. Tucker Francis, son of Keith “Weiner” and Joey Francis of Tunnel Hill, Tyler Brinkley, …

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Ozark man charged with murdering his father

A shooting in Johnson County early Saturday afternoon, May 16, has left an Ozark man dead. And his son is being charged with his murder. Nicholas G. Schapmire, 67, of Ozark died Sunday, May 17, at an Evansville hospital, the day after being shot in the head with a revolver. …

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Emergency shelter open in Vienna, Illinois

An emergency winter storm shelter is open for stranded travelers crossing Johnson County, Illinois. Fellowship Baptist Church located on Senior Ave., in Vienna, is now open to anyone seeking shelter to ride out tonight’s snowstorm. Stranded travelers can call the Johnson County Sheriff’s office at 618-658-8264 or 911 for assistance to the …

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IDOT truck plowing snow shot on I-24

Four people in custody in connection with shooting MASSAC/JOHNSON COUNTY, IL – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials are investigating an IDOT truck being shot, while plowing snow on I-24. The incident occurred on Monday, February 16, 2015, in Massac County. The investigation involved the Illinois State Police, Zone 7 Investigations, …

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Vienna to be site of 100 and 50 mile trail runs

Plans are coming together for the first Tunnel Hill 100/50 mile races on the scenic Tunnel Hill Trail State Park in Johnson County. The Tunnel Hill 100/50 run will be the first of its kind in Southernmost Illinois, attracting several hundred runners and supporters from across the country. The timed …

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Kodee Ross qualifies to compete at world’s largest junior high rodeo event

Kodee Ross, an eighth grade student at Vienna Grade School, has earned a position on the Illinois National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Des Moines, Iowa, June 22  through 28, to compete at the 10th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in …

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Judge Williamson elected chief judge

The Circuit Judges of the First Judicial Circuit have elected a new chief judge, effective May 9, 2014. Johnson County Presiding Circuit Judge James Williamson was elected to fill the post after his predecessor, Circuit Judge Mark H. Clarke, announced he would not seek another term as Chief Judge. Judge …

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