Thursday, August 17, 2017

Tag Archives: Johnson County

Property, mobile home tax bills mailed; New property tax collection site available

Property, mobile home tax bills mailed Over $10.9 million in tax bills were mailed Friday, July 7, by Johnson County treasurer Brent Williams’ office. Johnson County property owners should receive their tax bills very soon. Williams said the county sent out approximately 6,484 pieces of mail for both real estate …

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2017 River to River Relay set Saturday, ISP gives traffic advisory

This year’s River to River Relay is scheduled to be run Saturday, April 22. The relay begins in Union County and ends in Golconda. The event is coordinated by the River to River Runners Club. The club noted on its website that due to logistical issues on the relay course, …

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Johnson County receives water and sewer grant

Johnson County has recently received a grant for a water main extension at East Crossroads. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, DCEO,  announced the recipients of the Community Development Block Grant, CDBG,  for Public Infrastructure on March 29. Forty communities across the state will receive federal funds totaling …

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Sheriff’s office awarding scholarship

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has recently announced that it will be awarding $54,500 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to purse higher education during the 2017-2018 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The students must be enrolled …

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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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Third Tunnel Hill 100/50 mile runs planned this weekend

Known in the running world as the fastest and most scenic trail in the northern hemisphere, the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Johnson County will be the site for the third running of the Tunnel Hill 100 mile and 50 mile runs on Saturday, Nov. 12. The races will begin …

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Outside offer emerges amidst courthouse controversy

By Lucas Wright While the issue of the county courthouse has remained the focal point of conversation in the county, a former Vienna resident has put forward an offer with a well-known piece of property in town. Kenneth Carter, owner of the property where the Whitnel Funeral Home used to …

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County Board meeting leaves residents with few answers

  A contentious Johnson County board of commissioners meeting Tuesday night, May 24, left county residents with more questions than answers. The regular meeting was moved to the high school commons to accommodate expected crowds, following an emergency meeting held on Friday, May 6th to discuss the acquisition of part …

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Mike Rude rehired as Vienna-Goreville head football coach

Vienna, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 –Varsity football restarted in Johnson County after more than 75 years with an inaugural season in 2009 while under the leadership of Hall of Fame Coach Mike Rude. Coach Rude lead the Vienna-Goreville Eagles to playoffs in 2012 and 2013, and brought home the first …

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