Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Community

Vienna to host first ‘Mud Race in the Ball Park’ September 5

“It’s speed.” That’s how promoter Hugh Crockarell of 4WD Race Promotions described the upcoming ‘First Annual Mud Race in the Ball Park’ that will take place Saturday, September 5, at 7 p.m. in the Vienna Ball Park. Racers will gather from all over to battle to see who has the fastest …

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Katie Hook releases new children’s book

Katie Hook of Vienna recently released her new children’s book, Momma Loves You. This touching bedtime story teaches children about sharing the deep love of Christ. Inspired by watching her own children’s budding relationships with Jesus, Katie Hook felt compelled to write this sweet story, as she hoped to empower …

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FERNE CLYFFE STATE PARK, THEN AND NOW

By Dixie Terry Nearly everyone in Johnson County has visited Ferne Clyffe State Park at Goreville. And, for those who haven’t, make a point to drive through and take a look. It is especially beautiful in the early spring and fall, and you are bound to see some wildlife any …

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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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