Thursday, November 15, 2018

Community

Shawnee College to host Family Fun Festival

Shawnee Community College is hosting the Family Fun Festival on Sat., Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at SCC’s Main Campus in Ullin. The event will include carnival-style games for children of all ages, including ring toss, can toss, sack races, grand prize game, face painting, balloon animals, …

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Shawnee College to host IDOC Recruitment Fair

Shawnee Community College will host a Recruitment Fair for the Illinois Department of Corrections on the main campus, 8364 Shawnee College Rd., Ullin, on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; Job seekers should bring resumes, dress professionally and be …

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Daughter shares mother-daughter breast cancer journey

By Jessica Wettig In March of 2016 Beverly Wilson, 58, Vienna, learned the devastating news that she had breast cancer. She said she felt something in her left breast, and proceeded to go to the doctor the same day. After some tests, they discovered a small tumor. Wilson proceeded to …

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Grand Chain Halloween Carnival set for Oct. 27

The Grand Chain Library is planning the Annual Grand Chain Halloween Carnival on Sat., Octt. 27 from 4-8 p.m. at the Old Grand Chain School Gym. Homemade chili, chili dogs, hamburgers, hot dogs, loaded nachos, and homemade desserts will be available for sale. The cake Walk and children’s Games, along …

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Elks haunted house set for Oct. 26-27

The Johnson County Elks will be hosting a haunted house on Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 6-11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at the corner of Vine and Main in Vienna. The cost for admission is $5, with a $1 discount with a non-perishable food item …

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VHS student completes NASA camp

By Jessica Wettig Vienna High School senior Asa Sparks recently completed the NASA Wings Summer Camp at SIU School of Aviation Management and Flight. This program is a weeklong camp that works in conjunction the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It gives students the opportunity to learn about space communication …

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Junque Jamboree serves as earning opportunity for local church mission trip

By Jessica Wettig The annual Junque Jamboree was held on Saturday at the Vienna Town Square from 7-3 p.m. Event Organizer Ginger Endrizzi, Vienna Town Square Market, said the event turned out very good. She said the weather was great, and the food vendors told her they sold out by …

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Terrain Trail Runners celebrate second year in Southern Illinois

By Jessica Wettig A St. Louis running group just celebrated their second year racing the Shawnee Hills 100 at Camp Ondessonk in Ozark. This is the only race they host in Southern Illinois. Race Director Shalini Kovach said she started the group, Terrain Trails Runners, in Feb. 2014. She is …

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GHS Class of ’68 was week-long celebration

Fifty years ago the class of 1968, twenty-four of them, bid adieu to their high school years and scattered to begin new lives. Through the years they have gathered at reunions, but this year called for a really special celebration for thirteen of the now 68-year-olds.  Five members of the …

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Virginia Street receives Cache Championship award

By Dixie Terry Friends of the Cache River Watershed with the 2018 Cache Champion Award have recognized Virginia Street of Simpson.  The newly created award was presented on August 30, at the Cache Annual Meeting, held at the Carbondale Civic Center. Presenting the award was Dr. Michael Jeffords, Friends Chair, …

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