Saturday, June 23, 2018

Lindsey Vaughn

Prairie State Insurance Cooperative announces equity return to schools

Robert McDermott, Business Manager for the Rochester School District Community School District Number 3A and Chairman of the Prairie State Insurance Cooperative (PSIC), recently announced an equity return to members of $709,360. The return includes monies for property/casualty policy years 2006-07, 2011-12, 2012-13, and 2013-14. PSIC is a full-service insurance …

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Johnson County site added to National Register of Historic Places

Efforts by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to preserve and promote the state’s heritage paid off in 2017 with 25 properties being added to the National Register of Historic Places. The places recognized are scattered across the state and include two archaeological sites along the Cherokee Trail of …

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Vienna Eagles take tough loss against Christopher

By Ryan Wright On Saturday, Jan. 26, the Vienna Eagles traveled to Christopher to take on the Bearcats. Tip-off began with Christopher scoring two baskets quick to put them up 4-0. However, the game stayed close mainly because senior Nolan Dahncke went off by scoring 12 consecutive points to keep …

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Free tax return preparation available

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School safety is a priority at Vienna High School

By Joshua W. Stafford,  Superintendent of Vienna High School No doubt this last week has been indescribably difficult for the entire region and the many people that have been impacted by the Marshall event. As Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has officially proclaimed today (Jan. 28) a day of prayer for …

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Lady Eagles roll past Trico on Senior Night

By Ryan Wright On Monday, January 29th the Vienna Eagles played a home conference game against the Trico Pioneers with many in attendance. Before the tipoff, the Lady Eagles recognized two senior players for their contribution to the team for the past four years. Seniors Lindsey Holhubner and Madie Penrod …

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2018 Illinois tax filing season begins Jan. 29

The Illinois Department of Revenue (“IDOR”) will begin accepting 2017 state individual income tax returns on Monday, Jan. 29, the same date that the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) begins accepting federal individual income tax returns. IDOR is reminding taxpayers that filing tax returns electronically and requesting direct deposit into a …

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Regional Champs

Congratulations to the Vienna Lady Rams Basketball Team for their 2018 SIJHSAA Class M, Region Regional Championship.  The Lady Rams’ earned a trip to the SIJHSAA Class M Girls’ Basketball Tournament at Rend Lake College for the second year in a row. At Rend Lake College on Friday, Jan. 19, …

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Lady Eagles receives third place

The Lady Eagles spent last week at the 19th annual Eldorado Mid Winter Classic. The Lady Eagles started out the week with a win over Anna-Jonesboro. Then, they took down the Goreville Blackcats in a 9 point victory. On Friday, however, the Lady Eagles stumbled in a 2 point loss …

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Third house fire within 14 days

Another house in Johnson County caught fire Sunday evening, Jan. 14, making it the third house fire in a 14-day span. The others were on Jan. 1 and Jan. 6. The Vienna Fire Department was called at 8:15 p.m. Sunday to 1050 Old Bloomfield Road near Vienna to a report of a structure fire. When firefighters arrived they found …

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