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Tag Archives: Vienna

Blood drive set for Jan. 16

There is a critical need for blood donations right now. Blood is being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in.  Everyday the Red Cross must collect approximately 14,000 blood donations for patients in need. A great way to start the new year would be to give blood at …

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Four Iowans killed in plane crash in Johnson County

By Lonnie Hinton The last hours of 2016 had Johnson County officials, EMS personnel and many volunteers extremely busy dealing with a plane crash that killed four people from Iowa. At approximately 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, Johnson County 911 received a report of a possible plane crash near East …

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Freedom Outreach Christmas program

Freedom Outreach Chrisitan School in Vienna held a Christmas program on Wednesday, Dec. 14.  They sang the “Donut Song” with a message that without Jesus, there is a whole in your heart. They also sang “Happy Birthday Jesus.” Photos provided.

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Christmas carols at Autumn Ridge

Girl Scout Troop 8970 had a wonderful time on Dec. 5, singing Christmas carols and passing out cards and cookies to the residents at Autumn Ridge. First row, from left, is Lily Youngberg, Alivia Jordan, Kenzie Meyer, Kallie Rankin, Eva Skamser, Lilee Black and Karen Poole. Second row, Doris Hartline, …

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Big bike in Vienna

The big bike was put into place in front of the City of Vienna Depot recently.The wheel is 12 feet high and from the ground to the top of the handle bars from the ground is 20 feet. The bike is also 160 inches long. The bike is currently decorated with …

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Local school Christmas programs set

Several Johnson County Schools have holiday music programs planned. Buncombe Grade School’s Christmas Concert is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. New Simpson Hill’s Christmas Concert is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Junior high band, choir, beginning band and kindergarten through third grade will be …

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Vienna students named Illinois State Scholars

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, ISAC, has announced the names of the 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars. This year’s recipients join the ranks of other exceptional Illinois high school students honored with this prestigious designation. Three students from Vienna High School were named Illinois State Scholars. They are Sydney Charles, Alena …

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Donations being taken in Vienna for Gatlinburg fire victims

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn Don Cook of Grantsburg is helping those affected by the wildfires in Gatlinburg in a big way. He has a semi-trailer in Vienna City Park collecting donations for those who have lost everything. At first, Cook said he had a hard time finding a place that …

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Join Santa for breakfast

Vienna Grade School Beta Club is hosting its annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’ on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All kids are welcome. The cost is $5 per child if pre-registered by Thursday, Dec. 1. The cost will be $7 at the door.  Admission includes donuts and milk …

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Preparing for giant bicycle

Vienna City Works Department employees began Monday on the construction of the foundation that will support a giant 20-foot bicycle at the city park. Manufacturing of the big-wheel bicycle has been completed by Shawnee Correctional Center Industries and will hopefully soon become another tourist attraction to the Tunnel Hill State …

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