Sunday, February 28, 2021

Community

Illegal dumping becomes problem at city park

Police will be cracking down on offenders The City of Vienna warns everyone that dumping garbage at the Vienna City Park is considered ‘illegal dumping’ and punishable by law. In recent months the illegal dumping has increased. Vienna Police Chief Jim Miller said his department will be cracking down on offenders. …

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Vienna High School welcomes new nursing program instructor

You would be hard pressed to walk into a hospital, nursing home, supportive living facility, or any other medical service provider in Southern Illinois and most of Western Kentucky and not find a graduate of Vienna High School’s nursing program. Former Vienna High School student Sherie Smith has been named …

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Goreville student meets with Shimkus in Washington

  WASHINGTON – Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) met with Nathan Carrington of Goreville, Illinois at the U.S. Capitol today. Carrington is a McNair Scholar pursuing a degree in political science from Southeast Missouri State University.    

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Vienna member elected to VFW Ladies Auxiliary National position

JoLynn Altvatter of Vienna, Ill., a member of Beggs-Gurley Auxiliary #5222, attended the 102nd National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. held July 18-22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The convention marks the beginning of her two-year …

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VGS Beta Club awarded at Nationals

The Vienna Grade School Beta Club brought home two national championship awards and placed favorably at the National Junior Beta Club Convention held June 26-29 in Nashville. The Club returned home Monday night with a national title in Living Literature for the third time in the past four years, and …

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Coming to your mailbox soon – Property Tax Bills

The Johnson County treasurer Brent Williams and staff are preparing nearly 8,000 real estate and mobile home tax bills for mail. The tax bills, representing over $9.8 million in property tax, will be mailed to owners next week. Pick up this week’s copy of The Vienna Times or Goreville Gazette …

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Join the 4TH fun in Vienna

The City of Vienna will again host its 4th of July fireworks display at the city ball park Saturday evening, July 4. DJ Craig Bradley will provide entertainment from 6-9 p.m. prior to the light show. Fireworks will begin at dusk. Come early for the best viewing spots. Bring your …

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The roller coaster ride to recovery

Allie Byrd refuses to give up By Lindsey Rae Vaughn, The Vienna (IL) Times Allie Byrd was settling into life after high school, working her job as a CNA. A simple act of purchasing donuts from a Casey’s gas station in Vienna, Illinois, charted a course for a difficult life. …

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New ambulance arrives in Vienna

The Johnson County Ambulance Service will soon have a new ambulance in its fleet. A 2015 Ford 4×4 Trauma Hawk has arrived and is waiting for the installation of radios, other medical equipment, and an inspection from IDOT. Ambulance service coordinator Wendi Bailey said the new unit should be in-service …

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Francis, Ross, Brinkley to compete in rodeo finals

Johnson County will be well represented at the National High School Rodeo Finals again this year. Three Johnson County cowboys have advanced to compete with the best of the best in Rock Springs, Wyoming next month. Tucker Francis, son of Keith “Weiner” and Joey Francis of Tunnel Hill, Tyler Brinkley, …

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