Sunday, September 24, 2017

Tag Archives: 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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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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V-G’s lineup announced for Saturday’s opener

By Mike McGinnis The Vienna-Goreville High School football team will open its season this Saturday against Johnston City.  Kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m. at Vienna.  Last year, V-G lost to Johnston City in their final regular season game when the Indians kicked a field goal with three seconds to …

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Standoff concludes without incident Tuesday evening

Authorities in Johnson County and Illinois State Police (ISP) District 22 confirmed the conclusion of a four-day standoff that began Saturday with officers responding to a domestic disturbance on Old Cypress Road near Vienna and ended Tuesday evening with the arrest of two residents. Charles F. Averitt, 79, of Vienna …

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7-hour standoff continues in Johnson County

The standoff in Johnson County, now in its seventh hour, continues this evening. The Illinois State Police, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and the Vienna City Police are currently responding to, what appears to a standoff with an armed man, refusing to exit his residence on Old Cypress Road, near Vienna. …

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Police involved in possible armed-standoff in Johnson County Saturday

The Illinois State Police, Johnson County Sheriff’s Department and the Vienna City Police are currently responding to, what appears to a standoff with an armed man, refusing to exit his residence on Old Cypress Road, near Vienna. What we know now is that Johnson County Sheriff Elry Faulkner has been …

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The Vienna Times Statement from 1894

This statement, used in 1894 by The Vienna Times, was discovered this weekend in the newspaper’s archive files. Dr. W. H. Gilliam was the owner/ editor at that time. Gilliam owned the newspaper from 1886 to 1920. The Times, founded in 1879, had three other sets of owners prior to Gilliam purchasing it. Note …

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Former principal returns for visit

Former Vienna High School principal Horance ‘Toby’ Hightower (second from left) visited with VHS administrators Friday morning. Hightower taught and served as principal at VHS for six years. At the age of 93, Hightower was in Vienna during the weekend for the 60-year reunion of the VHS classes of 1953-55. …

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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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