Monday, September 20, 2021

Community

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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Bicycle Trails Designated in Lake Glendale Recreation Area

Mountain bike enthusiasts will soon have access to the first bicycle trails designated in the Shawnee National Forest. Approximately 19 miles between Lake Glendale Recreation Area and Dixon Springs State Park will now be open with a dual designation for mountain bike use as well as hiking. The trail designation …

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Sophia Canada, Mason Poland named VHS Homecoming Queen, King

By Jordan McBride VHS Homecoming was held on Saturday, March 12. In a ceremony broadcast live for the community, Sophia Canada was named Homecoming Queen, with Mason Poland as Homecoming King. From left to right: Freshman Attendants Owen Treat and Emmy Vinson, Sophomore Attendants Cambell Douglas and Kassidy Taylor, Junior …

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Ms. US Agriculture presents Valentine’s cards from VHS to Veterans

Gabriel Wrye 2021 Illinois Ms. United States Agriculture presented Melissa Tripp the Activity Therapist care packages to the Illinois Veterans Home of Anna one for each resident! Some of the items were Valentine’s Day Cards, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, snacks, drinks, things to write with, chapstick, and a nice bag. One …

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