Saturday, December 15, 2018

Lindsey Vaughn

Christmas Open House has many in attendance

By Dixie Terry The open house at the new location of the Goreville Village Hall brought out a large and enthusiastic crowd on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The former Goreville State Bank, which was later the Planter’s Bank and then Regions Bank, was acquired by …

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County officials take oath at Swearing-In Ceremony

Newly elected county officials took oath Monday morning, Dec. 3, at the Swearing-In Ceremony at the courtroom annex. Pictured Back Row (L-R): Johnson County Clerk/Recorder Robin Harper-Whitehead, Johnson County Commissioner Jason Taylor, Johnson County Assessor Danell Mott, Johnson County Sheriff Pete Sopczak, and Johnson County Treasurer Brent Williams. Pictured Front: …

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Dairy Queen acquires two additional owners

By Jessica Wettig Scott Coleman welcomed two new business partners last week to share ownership at the Vienna Dairy Queen. Coleman is from Southeast Missouri, and purchased the restaurant from Chester and Ann Lawrence in June 2011. One owner, Nick Myers, 23, is the son of David and Connie Folsom. …

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Bailey Funeral Home hosts 20th Remembrance Service

Bailey Funeral Home, Vienna, hosted their 20th annual Service of Remembrance on Sunday after, Dec. 2, from 1-3 p.m.  The service’s purpose was to honor loved ones who have passed away. A list was handed out with names of those who were honored, and a candlelight ceremony also took place. …

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Lampposts to be lit during Christmas on the Square

      The Johnson County Revitalization Committee will celebrate their first beautification project on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 4-6 p.m. during Christmas on the Square. The committee has been gathering private purchases for old-fashioned lampposts that will be place next to the Johnson County Courthouse sidewalks. These will be …

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Disaster information meeting set for Dec. 20

The Johnson County Pre-Disaster Mitigation Committee would like to invite everyone to a public meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. at the Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna. This meeting is to inform the public of the potential disasters that could strike the county, the losses expected from those …

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Eagle House hosts annual feast

Eagle House Ministries held their annual community dinner on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22. The event was free, with reservations made by those who attended.. Anyone can volunteer. The doors opened at 8:30 a.m., meals were prepared to deliver around 10:30, and meals were taken out around 11:15. People were encouraged …

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Eagles defeat Galatia, Century and Carrier Mills

By Ryan Wright The Vienna Classic Tournament came to an end this past week. The Vienna Eagles Varsity men’s basketball team were able to set their record at 3-2. Coming off a win against Galatia, Monday, Nov. 19 with a final score of 65-51, the Eagles won Tuesday, Nov. 20 …

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Deer harvest numbers show large increase in region

Illinois Firearm Deer Season began with the Nov. 16-18 weekend. It will conclude this week, Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Local preliminary harvest totals report by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources totaled 8,537 this year, which is up 763 deer, with last year resting at 7,774. Johnson County had 1205, with …

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Lady Eagles off to great start

The Vienna Lady Eagles, looking to continue their winning ways from the 2017-2018 season, have picked up right where they left off.  The Lady Eagles opened their season on Nov. 12 at the Marion Lady Wildcat Invitational.  The Lady Eagles picked up right were they left off last November winning …

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