Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tag Archives: The Vienna Times

Forby and Phelps urge Southern Illinois communities to unite again after devastating tornado

HARRISBURG, IL – After torrential thunderstorms and a tornado tore through Brookport and other parts of Illinois, state Rep. Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg) and state Sen. Gary Forby (D-Benton) are encouraged by the governor’s state of disaster proclamation following a tour of the damaged areas on Monday, and are urging local …

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Former Belknap clerk receives 3 years in IDOC

Convicted felon and former Belknap Village clerk Nancy J. Hester (covering face) is escorted out of the Johnson County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon by public defender Jeremy Lloyd and Johnson County Sheriff Elry Faulkner after receiving a sentence of three years for a Class 2 Felony Theft of more than $25,000 from the village she clerked for between 2010 and 2013.

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V/G Eagles defeat Hamilton Co., 54-8

Today the V/G Eagles football team could not had asked for a better day to play, compared to their season opener two week’s ago with temperatures near 100 degrees. Afternoon skis were clear, with mid 70’s temperatures. The Vienna and Goreville coop football team defeated Hamilton County’s Foxes this afternoon …

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“Darling Parade” climbing the MTV’s charts with Vienna’s Nathan Thurston

  The Vienna Times received an e-mail this week from Nathan Thurston, a Vienna native and a 2005 honor graduate of Vienna High School. Nate is the lead guitarist for an up and coming musical video band, Darling Parade. Darling Parade – souring to the top of all-time “music videos …

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Crash on Rt. 146 at Concord Church Rd. Sunday morning sends two to hospital

Illinois State Police are currently investigating the cause of this one-vehicle accident that occurred late this morning on Rt. 146, east of Vienna at Concord Church Road. Two unidentified people were transported to a hospital by Johnson County Ambulance. The injuries of the occupants are unknown at this time. Extrication of …

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I’ve Never Been This Age Before!

By Rosemary O’Keefe A recent “casual” reading involved learning something about our brain. This information came from Dr. Richard Restak, Georgetown University. It got me to thinking! Everyone has heard some variation of the theory that, over the course of our lives, we actually use only a small percentage of …

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Sheriff Faulkner, state sheriffs support citizens’ right to gun ownership

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association at their Winter Training Conference adopted a resolution, which mirrors the National Sheriffs’ Association resolution, that strongly supports citizens’ protected right to bear arms under the Second Amendment. Seventy-three sheriffs, including Johnson County Sheriff Elry Faulkner, were in attendance at the Illinois conference held in Springfield …

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Rep. Phelps’ comments on recent attacks in Illinois’ prisons

February 7, 2013 Dear Editor: Coincidently, it was almost exactly one year ago, that Governor Quinn unveiled his plan to close the Tamms Correctional Center, a move that put 300 Southern Illinoisans in the unemployment line.  After this announcement I was determined to do everything in my power to reverse …

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I’ve never been this age before!

By Rosemary O’Keefe I certainly did enjoy the excitement across the street last week. That is where they were filming ‘Dig Two Graves’, a story whose time frame was in the 1970s. Seems this street area was just right for what the writer had in mind. I loved seeing, all …

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Filmmakers, stars in Vienna this week

A filming crew of nearly 50 people were in Vienna earlier this week, as they filmed segments of an upcoming movie, Dig Two Graves, written and directed by Hunter Adams. Local filming took place at what is locally known as the Old Kuykendall Home on West Main Street, and at …

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