Sunday, February 25, 2024

Vienna Times

Area Scout leaders honored by council

In addition to presenting awards to its volunteers, District Chairman Dale Ritzel introduced the new Kaskakskia District Executive, DeMarcus Huddleston.  He is an Eagle Scout and a recent graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. Those honored with awards were: Rookie of the Year – Beth Caraker of Pack 41,  chartered …

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Johnson County Veterans Memorial moving forward

The Johnson County commissioners met for a regularly scheduled meeting Monday in which members of VFW Beggs-Gurley Post No. 5222 joined the Vienna mayor to present details of their Memorial Wall project to the commissioners. Veteran Richard Brumley spoke before the commissioners detailing the project’s scope and mission saying it …

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150-year old family farm recognized by Illinois Department of Agriculture

The Illinois Department of Agriculture has designated the farm in Vienna, owned by John and Velma Waters of Vienna and Jeff and Teresa Waters Smith of Olathe, Kan., a Sesquicentennial Farm. The farm, originally purchased from the government in 1852 by John VandeWaters, is located northeast of Vienna on Waters …

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Sherry Hogue, longtime Vienna mail carrier retires

After 28 years of rain, sleet, snow and more, Vienna rural mail carrier Sherry Hogue retired Friday, Jan. 31.  She ended her career at 6:00 p.m. that evening. Hogue has been most recently recognizable by the bright yellow jeep that travels across the southeast countryside of Johnson County nearly everyday. …

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Johnson County prepares for March primaries

Johnson County will hold its 2014 primary elections March 18 for treasurer, sheriff, clerk, commissioner and other state and federal positions all on the ballot. Voters will also decide on two ballot initiatives with one regarding electrical aggregation in the county and the other seeking to ban hydraulic fracturing. “Primaries …

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Illinois State Police ISSUE WINTER WEATHER TRAVEL ADVISORY

Ullin – Illinois State Police (ISP) officials statewide are issuing snow travel advisories and are urging motorists to plan ahead and take the necessary safety precautions while traveling on interstates and state roads.  Drifting snow, wet and icy road conditions may disrupt travel and motorists should allow extra time when …

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Cypress student wins national essay contest

Emma Wells, sixth grade student at Cypress Elementary School, recently submitted an essay titled “The Most Famous Person From My School” to the National Rural Education Association. Her essay won the elementary division of this national competition.  Emma wrote about James Edwin Montgomery, her great-grandfather, who served in the U.S. …

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Buchan, Myers crowned VHS royalty

  By VHS student Taylor Bundren Nicholas Myers and Jessica Buchan were crowned homecoming king and queen on Friday night, after a game against Eldorado. VHS lost, but the excitement of the coronation and dance left everyone in great spirits. 2014 Homecoming was truly a fun week. January 13-17 was …

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VHS hosts obstacle course, faculty compete

Vienna High School students had an opportunity Monday to experience a simulated training course of the National Guard. Representatives from the Illinois National Guard were at the high school with a figure-eight inflatable obstacle course that included climbing, sliding, crawling and jumping.  The National Guard representatives from Springfield, Illinois visited …

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Vienna Homecoming, coronation Friday night

The Vienna High School homecoming will be Friday, Jan. 17, at the school. The Vienna Eagles will face Eldorado. The JV game will tip off at 5:45 p.m. followed by the varsity game. A special Homecoming Edition of Vienna High School’s Talon newspaper is included in this issue as a …

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