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Commissioners take no vote on fracking referendum request

By Joe Rehana, ©H&R Media The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which a community rights’ group opposing fracking returned in hopes of leaving with a referendum for local control approved for the March ballot. The commissioners discussed the request and heard arguments in favor …

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Lorin Jerome Van Horn – Obituary

Lorin Jerome Van Horn, 85, passed away at 11:25 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at his home in Goreville. Lorin was born August 11, 1928 in East St. Louis to Lorin and Catherine (Williams) Van Horn.  He married Harriet “Tinks” Van Horn, she preceded him in death. Lorin was …

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Steve R. Jones – Obituary

Steve R. Jones, 57, a resident of Cypress, Illinois, passed away Saturday afternoon, November 2, 2013, at 3:50 PM at his home. Steve was born December 18, 1955 in Redfield, Iowa. Steve was united in marriage to Sharon L. (nee Gunther) on September 13, 1997 in Cypress, Illinois. She survives. …

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Steve R. Jones – Death notice

Steve R. Jones, 57, a resident of Cypress, Illinois, passed away Saturday afternoon, November 2, 2013, at 3:50 p.m. at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.

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Trick or Treating postponed in Johnson County until Friday

The City of Vienna, Village of Goreville, Village of Cypress and Village of Buncombe have all postponed Trick or Treating until Friday, due to the possibility of inclement weather expected Thursday evening. Trick or Treating will be for 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 1, in Vienna, Cypress and Buncombe. and …

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David Lane Stucker – Death notice

David Lane Stucker, 46, a resident of Stonefort, Illinois, passed away Saturday evening, October 26, 2013, at 8:35 p.m. in the hospice facility of Deaconess Health Care in Evansville, Indiana. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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Ronnie Clark – Obituary

Ronnie Clark, 69, of Grand Chain, Illinois, died at 9:55 am Friday, October 25, 2013, at his home. Mr. Clark was a member of the Congregational Church in Grand Chain, and an active Trustee there for many years.  Ronnie was retired from the Illinois State Tree Nursery as a Support …

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Ronnie Clark – Death notice

Mr. Ronnie Clark, 69, of Grand Chain, Illinois, passed away at his home at 9:55 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2013. Wilson’s Funeral Home in Karnak is in charge of the arrangements.

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A splendid convention in Vienna

By Toby Hightower I have always been a devotee of the ideals of the ACHA. But, I have never joined the organization. You could come to an ACHA meeting in bib overalls or wearing an expensive suit, and you can be a PhD or just a farm hand and you …

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As the Old Saying Goes

Ever since childhood I have had an overwhelming need for things to be fair, for people to be nice, and for things to be balanced in the sense that no one should benefit more so than anyone else, and especially, not at someone else’s expense.  Adults would pat me on …

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