Saturday, August 24, 2019

Community

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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Johnson County Youth League play in full swing

By Lucas Wright Summer is here and that means that summer league baseball, softball and tee-ball are in full swing in Johnson County. Since mid-May, the Johnson County Youth League has been the centerpiece for many families and their children’s three-month break from school. The ballpark in Vienna has begun …

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Schapmire’s preliminary hearing on murder charges held Monday

Dennis Schapmire, of Ozark, IL, appeared Monday morning, June 15, in Johnson County court before Judge James Williamson for his preliminary hearing on murder charges. He is being charged with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of his father Nicholas G. Schapmire. Nicholas Schapmire died May 16, 2015, …

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City wide yard sale this weekend in Vienna

The Vienna citywide yard sale will be this Friday and Saturday at the city park, and throughout the rest of town. As many as 40 yard sales will be underway simultaneously. The sales start anywhere from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and end at various times of the day. A map …

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Donations for Vienna Cemetery collected

Members of the Vienna Masonic Lodge are at the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery throughout the Memorial Day weekend accepting donations for upkeep of the cemetery. The cemetery is owned by Vienna Fraternal Cemetery, Inc., an independent body of the Masons, and managed by the Vienna lodge. Finances for upkeep of the …

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Faulkner Recognized in Springfield

Former sheriff Elry Faulkner received a number of honors recently.  He was recognized by both the state senate and the state house of representatives. State senator Tim Bivins (R-Dixon) welcomed Faulkner as well as other members of the Illinois Sheriffs’ Association. Faulkner was also welcomed by state representative Brandon Phelps.  …

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