Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tag Archives: Vienna Times

Meeting to prepare for eclipse held

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn An eclipse meeting was held at Vienna Diner on Thursday, Feb. 9. Since the three Johnson County commissioners were present, a special meeting was called. Southern Illinois is in the path of a total solar eclipse that is set to take place on Aug. 21 of …

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The Vienna Times office closed for Christmas

The Vienna Times newspaper office, which is also the office for the Goreville Gazette, will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of the Christmas holiday. The office will reopen to its normal hours on Tuesday, Dec. 27. The office is located at 305 E. Main Street in Vienna. Office hours …

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Judge Williamson Shares Collection At JCGHS Meeting

By Dixie Terry Members and guests of the Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society enjoyed a treat on Nov. 20, when Johnson County Circuit Judge Williamson shared a portion of his collection of political memorabilia, including a number of county-related items. Williamson was introduced by Gary Hacker of “From the …

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Two men injured in crash

Two Johnson County men received serious injuries from a vehicle crash near Cypress Thursday morning. Randell L. Duke, 64, of Cypress, and Michael Ross, 57, of Vienna were both transported to out-of-state hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The accident occured at around 11:30 a.m. on Route 37 at the …

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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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2016 Vienna High School Hall of Fame inductees announced

Webb-Hettinger, Hill to be inducted in February By Lonnie Hinton Two former Vienna High School athletes will soon be inducted into the VHS Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be held Friday, Feb. 12, during the intermission of the junior varsity and varsity games against Fairfield. The 2016 Hall …

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Ruby J. Youngblood Tweedy – Obituary

Ruby J. Youngblood Tweedy, age 91 years, a resident of Goreville, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, January 22, 2016, at 10:39 a.m. at her home. Ruby was born July 5, 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky.  She was the daughter of Thomas Greely Smith and Sarah A. (Beasley) Smith. Ruby was united in marriage …

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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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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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