Sunday, October 22, 2017

Tag Archives: Vienna

Total Solar Eclipse attracts thousands to county

Johnson County was host to as many as 10,000 or more visitors from across the country, and world, Monday, August 21, 2017 for the viewing of the ‘Total Solar Eclipse Across America’. The once-in-a-lifetime event has not been witnessed in this region for more than 100 years. At the Vienna …

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Historic Perkins House Welcomes Guests Again

By Dixie Terry Once again, the historic Perkins House will welcome guests, thanks to Kathy and Dean Harper, who recently purchased the property from the Hospitality House board. The original Perkins House was a two-story log cabin at the same site, built by Jackson Simpson before the Civil War, and …

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Book signing in Vienna

Meet the authors of the recently released book “The Law and Judge Lynch 200 Years of Murder in Johnson County, Illinois” at From The Past Antiques shop located on the historic public square in Vienna, on Saturday, May 13. They will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to …

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Scouts visit battlefield

Scouts from Troop 41 in Vienna recently traveled to Vicksburg, Mississippi to tour the site of the American Civil War Battle of Vicksburg at the Vicksburg National Military Park. The park includes 1,325 historic monuments and markers, 20 miles of historic trenches and earthworks, a 16-mile tour road, a 12.5-mile …

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Master Gardener graduate

For the first time in nearly 15 years, Johnson County has a Master Gardener graduate. Mrs. Carmen Dixon, center in photo, completed the 11-week training and will be completing volunteer hours over the next year.  Part of her volunteering will include submitting articles to local papers, doing presentations to groups, …

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Veterans Memorial installed

Installation of the VFW’s new Veterans Memorial began Tuesday morning on the Vienna Library Lawn. The installation was completed this week with landscaping work when the ground dries. Pat Lamb oversaw the installation and helped set the black granite slabs that weigh about 3,300 pounds each. A dedication ceremony of the …

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Decision made: new county office complex will be adjacent to the square

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn A big decision was made at the Johnson County Commissioners meeting, held on Tuesday, March 28. The commissioners voted 2-1 to build the new county office complex adjacent to the square. Vice chairman Fred Meyer presented numbers for each potential property: the property on Highway 45 …

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Junque Jamboree slated for April 15

The fourth annual Johnson County Junque Jamboree will be held in Vienna on Saturday, April 15, beginning at 7:00 a.m. and running through 3:00 p.m. This will be the Spring Jamboree as two are conducted each year, Spring and Fall. Over 150 vendors will be set up around the Vienna …

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State Treasurer Michael Frerichs Seeks to Reunite Vienna Residents with Unclaimed Property

Illinois State Treasurer Michael Frerichs’ staff will be at the Vienna Public Library in Vienna on Tuesday, March 28, to help reunite citizens with unclaimed property through the I-Cash program. Frerichs’ staff frequently visits areas throughout the state to encourage individuals to search the I-Cash database for unclaimed property and …

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Fish fry scheduled

St. Paul Catholic Church is planning to have a fish fry on Friday, March 17 and Friday, March 31 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. On the menu is hand battered fish, French fries, coleslaw, hushpuppies, dessert and a drink. Adults costs $9, children costs $5 and kids under 3 …

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