Saturday, February 27, 2021

Community

Third Annual Vienna Christmas on the Square

Even cold December rain could not dampen the seasonal spirit at the third annual Christmas on the Square. The event, hosted by Revive Vienna and the Johnson County Revitalization Committee, continued this year even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carriage Rides were a highlight of the event, with …

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VGS Student Raises $800 for Family of Crash Victim

Lilee Black, 10, of Vienna presented Juanita Baker last week with an $800 check for the family of Aidan Baker. Baker was killed in a crash in October. Lilee herself made and sold bracelets for the fundraiser, making over 150 bracelets and collecting donations. Lilee is the child of Jared …

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Goreville Postal Employee Charged with Mail Theft

A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois has returned on indictment charging Brittany Freeman, 27, of Johnston City, Illinois, with four counts of theft of mail by a postal service employee. Freeman worked as a mail carrier for the Goreville post office. The indictment charges that she …

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New Simpson Hill Registration Announced

New Simpson Hill will have registration for the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, July 23rd from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. All IDPH COVID-19 Social Distancing/face covering guidelines will be implemented within the building. New Simpson Hill District #32 will open the school year with a Staff Institute Day on Wednesday, …

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Goreville Artist’s work featured on Target notebooks

By Jordan McBride As parents begin the first of many back-to-school shopping trips this month, they may notice a remarkable new design on the shelf – a notebook bearing a colorful illustration by a Johnson County native. Jalynn Heerdt, a 2016 graduate of Goreville High School, was a student at …

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S7HD answers frequently-asked-questions about COVID-19

Southern Seven Health Department staff have worked to establish clear, simple, and consistent answers to the many questions that our communities are facing regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As schools are closing, events are being canceled, and restaurants are being asked to utilize carry out/drive thru services, more questions arise. We have …

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Shawnee College Board Names Dr. Kathleen Curphy As Interim-President

Ullin, Il — The Shawnee Community College Board of Trustees announced immediately after their monthly board meeting that Dr. Kathleen Curphy, current Vice President of Academic Affairs, has been appointed as interim president for Shawnee College. Dr. Curphy provides a wealth of experience and achievements in her leadership of two-year …

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Local 4-H collecting donations this month

Clever Clover’s 4-H Club will be teaming up with Napa in Vienna and will be collecting donations for the club to give back to the community and also help the youth learn the importance of working diligently. During the month of May, there will be donation jars in the Vienna …

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Johnson County hosting Easter egg hunts

Johnson County will be the setting for several Easter egg hunts this weekend. Here are some of them: Community Easter egg hunt in Vienna The Vienna Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Vienna City Park for children ages 13 and under. Anyone who brings …

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