Sunday, November 19, 2017

Tag Archives: Johnson County

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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Fire claims the life of a New Burnside man

A New Burnside man was killed early Monday morning, Dec. 21, when the mobile home he was living in caught fire. The New Burnside Fire Department was called to 113 W. 4th St. in New Burnside at 12:05 a.m. When they arrived the home was fully engulfed by fire. Larry …

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Thousands expected in area this weekend for second running of Tunnel Hill 100/50 mile runs

Story & photos by Lonnie Hinton© 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 second running of the Tunnel Hill 100 mile and 50 mile runs Saturday, Nov. …

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Lt. Governor Sanguinetti visits Johnson County

Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti made a surprise visit to Max Creek Antiques in Vienna late Thursday afternoon, Aug. 27, as shop owner Carol Gerdes was closing her shop on the square. Sanguinetti stopped in the antique shop after touring the historic Johnson County courthouse, located across the street. She was then …

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Lewis Wingate – Obituary

Lewis Wingate

Lewis Wingate, 79, of Belleville, formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, August 18, at the St. Elizabeth Hospital in Belleville.  He was born in Waltham, MA, the son of John L. and Mary D. Wingate. Lewis is survived by his children, David Tuthill Wingate, Mary Catherine Wingate-Funk, Elizabeth Scott Wingate, Margeaux …

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Vienna to host first ‘Mud Race in the Ball Park’ September 5

“It’s speed.” That’s how promoter Hugh Crockarell of 4WD Race Promotions described the upcoming ‘First Annual Mud Race in the Ball Park’ that will take place Saturday, September 5, at 7 p.m. in the Vienna Ball Park. Racers will gather from all over to battle to see who has the fastest …

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Southern Seven Health Department receives positive test result of West Nile Virus in Johnson County

On August 19, 2015, a mosquito sample from Johnson County returned a positive test result for the West Nile Virus (WNV). A positive test results means that one of the mosquitoes tested from the sample was carrying the West Nile Virus. However, a mosquito may fly up to 15 miles …

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