Thursday, May 26, 2022

Community

Government Complex Bid Opening Rescheduled

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners Special Meeting scheduled for April 25, 2022 has been rescheduled and will now occur the following day. County Clerk Robin Harper-Whitehead announced the delay on Thursday in an email: “The special meeting for Monday April 25th at 2 p.m. has been rescheduled and canceled …

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Vienna Grade School Rams place second in state

The Vienna Grade School Rams Cheerleaders recently took home the second place trophy in their Medium Junior High Division at the Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association state competition in Springfield. The girls are coached by Shauna Yadloski and Staci Penrod Shafer.   The Vienna High School Eagles Cheerleaders also competed in …

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S7HD adopts new IDPH contact tracing guidelines

Measure ends 650 days of local reporting on case numbers and outbreaks Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) has started the process to move to the Illinois Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) new centralized COVID-19 Contact Tracing process that goes into effect Thursday, January 13th, 2022. As part of that process …

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Fellowship Baptist to host Blood Drive on January 17

By Diane Boget A Red Cross Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, January 17, 2022, in Vienna at the Fellowship Baptist Church. The door prize will be donated by Miles Grocery. We are still in need of donors to meet the Red Cross goal of 55 units of blood. …

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City of Vienna to Dedicate Bench in Memory of Mayor Jon

This Saturday, September 18, at noon, the City of Vienna is set to dedicate a memorial to longtime Vienna Mayor Jon A. Simmons. The monument to Mayor Jon, a new bench at the Vienna City Park, was made possible by various community sponsors alongside contributions by the city. The bench …

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Junque Jamboree looks to host community partners

The twice-annual Junque Jamboree is fast approaching, with the date set for Saturday, September 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fall, the Junque Jam will feature over 100 vendors from across the region and beyond. A new designated area for food trucks will also make dining at the …

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City of Vienna approves new stop signs on Sixth Street

At the regular meeting of the Vienna City Council on Wednesday, July 7 at 6:30 p.m., the body approved three new locations for stop signs on Sixth Street in Vienna. The signs include a four-way stop at the intersection of Sixth Street and College Street/Fairgrounds Road, another four-way at the …

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Steve Webb Awarded Nick Derzis Safe School Leadership Award

The National Association of School Resource Officers (NASRO) have presented the Nick Derzis Safe School Leadership Award for contributions and dedication to a SRO program to Dr. Steve Webb of the Goreville Community Unit School District 1 in Goreville, Illinois. Dr. Webb serves not only as a school administrator and …

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Blackcats drop wild super-sectional

By Mike Buhler Monday’s Class 1A baseball super-sectional between the Goreville Blackcats and the South Central Cougars had almost everything the Blackcats could have wanted — except a win. The Blackcats rallied from a nine-run deficit to take the lead in the top of the seventh inning, but could not …

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