Sunday, February 25, 2024

Vienna Times

Junk Jamboree continues to grow, attracts thousands

By Dixie Terry “It was an amazing day!” was how Ginger Endrizzi summed up Saturday’s Johnson County Junk Jamboree. The event, held for the third time, was an absolute success, according to Endrizzi, the coordinator, who said many of the vendors were very pleased with their contacts and sales. There …

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Farm Bureaus hold Safety Day Camp at Vienna park

Johnson, Massac, Union and Pulaski-Alexander County Farm Bureaus joined efforts to host a Safety Day Camp Thursday, Sept. 18, for 4th grade students in five counties.  318 students and teachers attended the event at the Vienna City Park to learn more about safety awareness in our rural area. Twenty four …

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Football season gets underway Friday night

The Vienna-Goreville Eagles football season will get underway Friday night at Johnson City. Game time is set for 7:00 p.m.      2014 Vienna-Goreville Eagles Football Cheer Squad, pictured from left to right, kneeling, Briley Shanks and Allison Allbritten. Standing,  Katie White,  Alyssa Brumley, Kayler Hunt, Taylor Evans, Mickey Causey and …

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Congressman Shimkus visits Vienna Rural Health

On Friday, August 15, Congressman John Shimkus (R-IL-15) visited the Vienna Rural Health Center in recognition of National Rural Health Week.  Congressman Shimkus has long been a supporter of the Rural Health program and is quick to state that it is his full intention to continue his push for the …

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Commissioners call for sales tax increase

At a special called meeting on Thursday, Aug. 14, the Johnson County commissioners met to discuss a new proposition to appear on this year’s ballot in November. The proposition concerns a small increase in sales tax on select items to provide funding for the much-needed county building complex.  According to …

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Traveling the Trail of Tears by covered wagon

At nearly 80 years old, Gene Glasscock and his young 62-year old wife Noqah, of North Carolina, are fulfilling a passion of theirs by traveling the entire Trail of Tears northern route. The same trail the Cherokee people walked en route to Indian reservations in Oklahoma. Noqah, which means ‘Star’ …

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Local team competes in SIFL

A Vienna team of high school baseball players competed at SIU in Carbondale on Sunday, August 10, going 1-1. They are participating in the Southern Illinois Fall League (SIFL) which plays two games every Sunday for seven weeks. There are 15 teams in the league with games being played in …

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Guided canoe tours offered during Cache River Days

Don’t miss the 20th Annual Cache River Days in Ullin. The event will take place September 6-7, 2014. The weekend event includes food, music, exhibits and a variety of family activities including guided canoe tours through the Cache River Wetlands. The half-million acre Cache River Watershed, with its forested hills …

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Spaghetti dinner raises funds for memorial

The Beggs-Gurley VFW Post #5222 in Vienna held a spaghetti dinner Friday, Aug. 8, at Vienna High School to help raise money to replace the veterans memorial honor roll on the Vienna Square. The dinner was co-sponsored by Modern Woodmen of America. Modern Woodmen volunteers prepared and served the meal. …

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Elry Faulkner: The Man Behind the Badge

Elry Faulkner is the longest serving sheriff in the state of Illinois and has left his mark on the citizens of Johnson County with his compassion for justice and fairness among everyone. Sheriff Faulkner will retire at the end of November when his current term ends. He has no plans, …

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