Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Community

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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Carnival returns to Heritage Festival

By Jessica Wettig The Second Annual Johnson County Heritage Festival is set for Sept. 27-29 at Vienna City Park. The event is sponsored by the Johnson County Elks. Robin Harper-Whitehead, of the Elks, said she is in charge of the parade on Saturday and Melissa Hill, also of the Elks, …

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VHS Class of 1968 hosts reunion

Vienna High School Class of 1968 hosted their 50 year reunion at the Vienna Library on Sat. Aug. 11. Pictured left to right. Front row: Cathy Monroe Miller, Max Casey, Marilyn Bullock UpChurch, Jane Ross Wright.. Sharon Harris Johnson. Second row: Larry Bowman, Karen Carlton, Milinda Baity Harnice, Betty Niblock …

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NSH to host open house

New Simpson Hill will host an Open House on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Open House will begin at 6 p.m. with a short introduction from Mr. Nighswander and Ms. Armstrong. Following the introduction, parents are welcome to meet their student(s) teachers, visit the classroom and tour the building. The …

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Local music student wins international essay contest

The International Horn Society presented the 50th annual International Horn Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana from July 30 – August 4, 2018.  Over 500 horn players from across the globe, ranging from high school students to professional players, were in attendance including Emma Wells, a junior at …

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Gribble joins Bailey’s Funeral Home

Michael D. Gribble joining Bailey’s Funeral Home as a funeral director on May 1, 2018. He brings with him many years of experience and a kind heart. Gribble started working in a funeral in 1991 while he was still in high school. He had the opportunity to job shadow at …

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VGS Gifted Art Christmas cards available

Vienna Grade School Gifted Art 7th and 8th graders have made a wonderful set of unique handmade Christmas cards. Students created hand-drawn designs, and then used a computer to edit and enhance. All cards have a different message on the inside. Each card is printed on heavyweight cardstock paper and …

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Community blood drive set in Vienna

An American Red Cross Blood Drive is planned on Monday, Nov. 20. Fellowship Baptist Church on Senior Drive will be hosting the blood drive from noon until 6 p.m. Presenting donors will be treated to chili, soup, grilled cheese, lots of desserts, and soda, as well as the usual Red …

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