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Tag Archives: Johnson County

Katie Hook releases new children’s book

Katie Hook of Vienna recently released her new children’s book, Momma Loves You. This touching bedtime story teaches children about sharing the deep love of Christ. Inspired by watching her own children’s budding relationships with Jesus, Katie Hook felt compelled to write this sweet story, as she hoped to empower …

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Ronald Dwayne Hennel – Death notice

Ronald Dwayne Hennel, age 68, a resident of the Boles community, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at his home. Ronald was born December 6, 1946 in Greene County Illinois. He was the son of Harry F. and Sybil L. (Bridgewater) Hennel. Ronald is survived by 2 brothers – Ted …

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Larry Mizell named board president of new ROE

Larry Mizell, of rural Simpson, has been named board president of Franklin-Johnson-Massac-Williamson Regional Board of School Trustees. Regional Office of Education superintendent Matt Donkin announced Mizell’s appointment after the completion of the re-organizational meeting Friday, August 7. Also seated on the newly formed ROE Board of Trustees were John Gardner …

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FERNE CLYFFE STATE PARK, THEN AND NOW

By Dixie Terry Nearly everyone in Johnson County has visited Ferne Clyffe State Park at Goreville. And, for those who haven’t, make a point to drive through and take a look. It is especially beautiful in the early spring and fall, and you are bound to see some wildlife any …

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McGinnis named Midwest Conference Woman of the Year

2015 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee Illinois College women’s basketball star Hannah McGinnis, a native of Tunnel Hill, has been named the 2015 Midwest Conference (MWC) Woman of the Year and the league’s nomination for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Hannah is the daughter of Patti and …

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Three teens involved in ATV accident on Trigg Tower Rd. Tuesday evening

Three area teenagers, ranging in age from 13-15, narrowly escaped major injuries Tuesday evening when the driver of the ATV they were all riding on lost control and crashed in a wooded area near Shawnee National Forest. The incident occurred a little before 6:00 p.m. August 4 near 1160 Trigg Tower Road in northeast …

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New ambulance arrives in Vienna

The Johnson County Ambulance Service will soon have a new ambulance in its fleet. A 2015 Ford 4×4 Trauma Hawk has arrived and is waiting for the installation of radios, other medical equipment, and an inspection from IDOT. Ambulance service coordinator Wendi Bailey said the new unit should be in-service …

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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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Steve Webb elected to national board

Dr. Steve Webb superintendent of Goreville Community Unit School District #1, has been elected to the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Governing Board.  AASA serves as the “national voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill” and is located in Alexandria, Virginia. He begins his term this …

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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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