Saturday, February 4, 2023

Vienna Times

Johnson County Chamber sponsors Community Night

Johnson County Chamber of Commerce sponsored the Johnson County Community Night with the Southern Illinois Miners Saturday, June 29, at Rent One Park in Marion. The Miners defeated the Evansville Otters 12-1 in a come-from-behind explosion in the 7th inning. Several local fans attended the game. Fifty percent on all …

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Morris to operate reopened Foreman Depot

In a cooperative effort with Johnson County commissioners and Johnson County Chamber of Commerce, the City of Vienna has reopened the Foreman Depot Tourism Center at the city park. Phil Morris will operate the Depot five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional operating …

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Center for Tax and Budget Accountability Elects Marleis Trover to Board of Directors

The Center for Tax and Budget Accountability (CTBA) has elected Dr. Marleis Trover as a new member of their board of directors. CTBA is a bi-partisan 501(c)(3) research and advocacy think tank that promotes fair, efficient and progressive tax, spending and economic policies. “We are very pleased to have Dr. …

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Local cowboys to compete in national rodeo

Johnson County will be well represented at the High School Nationals Finals Rodeo in Rock Springs, Wyoming July 14 through 20. Two locals teens, Tucker Francis, son of Keith “Weiner” and Joey Francis of Tunnel Hill and Dylan Wisocki, son of Bobbi Pippins of Buncombe, are both bull riders that …

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Fireworks display in Vienna

The City of Vienna will again host an Independence Day fireworks display and live entertainment at the Vienna ballpark Thursday, July 4. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. with “Troubled Wine” of Anna. The band will perform up to the fireworks show and will be playing a variety of …

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VGS Beta Club brings home national awards

Vienna Grade School competed last week at the National Junior Beta Convention in Mobile, Alabama.  Students from VGS competed in several arts and crafts categories, quiz bowl, living literature and group talent. Vienna Grade School was awarded third place for Adrienne Bullock’s pen, pencil, and ink sketch.  They also took …

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Local athletes compete in Special Olympics

Nearly 4,000 athletes from across the state competed in the Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games on June 14-16 at Illinois State University in Normal and Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. Athletes competed in one of six sports: aquatics, athletics (track & field), bocce, gymnastics, powerlifting and soccer. Athletes and coaches …

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Eagles Football players attend all-star game

Below, Vienna/Goreville footballer Caleb Belcher receives instructions from Marion head coach Kerry Martin during the Southern Illinois Coaches Association’s all-star game Friday at SIU in Carbondale. Four other Vienna/Goreville players also participated in the game, Colton Brown, Wyatt Miles, above, Andrew Trambley, left, and Alex Lloyd.

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Special section earns first place in statewide competition

The Goreville Gazette was honored Thursday at the Illinois Press Association’s annual convention in Springfield for its production of a special section published last spring in the Gazette and The Vienna Times featuring the Lady Blackcats’ state title win. The Gazette was awarded first place in the special section category …

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PTO offers recycling program

School districts and nonprofit organizations across the county have been dealing with huge budget cuts, but Vienna Grade School has found a way to supplement their finances to get the funds they need. The Vienna Grade School PTO is participating in the FundingFactory® Recycling Program! This fundraiser is free and …

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