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Tag Archives: Johnson County

Future site of new Johnson County Honor Roll announced

After nearly two years of fund raising, design work and planning, the Vienna Beggs-Gurley VFW Post is nearly ready to break ground for a new Johnson County Honor Roll. The VFW is within $10,000 of the original estimated $50,000 cost of the project. Donations are still being accepted at The …

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Georgia L. Holmes – Obituary

Georgia L. Holmes, age 92 years, a former resident of Vienna, passed away Thursday evening, March 5, 2015, at 9:30 p.m. at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. Georgia was born October 29, 1922 in Bloomfield, Illinois.  She was the daughter of Charles Soper and Lola (Fairless) Soper. In 1943, Georgia …

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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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VGS “Betas, Rockin’ the Country” with sixteen awards

The Vienna Grade School Junior Beta Club attended the State Junior Beta Convention in Springfield on February 9 and 10.  The theme of this year’s convention was “Betas, Rockin’ the Country.”  Twenty-six members of the club attended the two-day event. Throughout the convention, students competed in both academic and artistic …

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End Zone Dance set for Saturday night at VHS

The Vienna-Goreville Orange Crush Booster Club is putting on a dance on Saturday, Feb. 28, in Vienna High School’s old gym from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  Their goal is to raise money to purchase new home jerseys, new helmets and continue to generate funding to put up lights at …

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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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Snow and ice covered roadways expected In Southern Illinois

Ullin, Illinois – With the prediction of winter weather later today into Monday evening, Illinois State Police (ISP) District 13 and 22 is warning motorists to take the necessary precautions before getting behind the wheel. Vehicle safety is equally important to driving safely while on the roadways. Extreme weather can …

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Patsy Ann Averitt – Obituary

Patsy Ann Averitt, age 64 years, a resident of rural Metropolis, Illinois and a former resident of Johnson County, passed away Thursday evening, February 12, 2015, at 9:15 p.m. at Lourdes Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky. Patsy was born January 17, 1951 in McLeansboro, Illinois. She was the daughter of Royal Chally …

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County board postpones ATV usage discussion, approves 911 board

By Mike Kolb The meeting of the board of county commissioners began Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and rolled straight into the approval of last meetings minutes. The county board agreed that unfinished business was becoming an issue as some items were remaining there for months, so they made a point …

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Buncombe News – Love is strong in Buncombe

Next Saturday, Feb. 14, is Valentine’s Day. Do not forget your girlfriend or spouse. I read an inept romantic sentiment for Valentine’s Day, very original. “My love for you runs hotter than a 1974 Nova with a V-8 engine and a busted water pump.” Now, that is “love!” Valentine’s Day …

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