Monday, September 20, 2021

Community

Public service workers honored

  Nearly 80 local public service workers were honored Thursday with a picnic lunch at the Vienna City Park. The lunch was sponsored by Johnson County Revitalization and the City of Vienna. City, county and state police were joined by members of the Vienna Volunteer Fire Department, city maintenance department …

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Crash victim returns to Vienna home after eight long months

By Lonnie Hinton It was raining extremely heavy the morning of January 3, 2015, when she left Vienna by ambulance. Though not as much, it was also raining when she returned for the first time in eight months. Allie Byrd of Vienna returned Thursday evening, Sept. 10, to a waiting …

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Shawnee Mass Transit District to hold open house

Shawnee Mass Transit District will have an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony of their new headquarters in Vienna, Illinois on Friday, Sept. 25. The celebration will be from 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m. Shawnee MTD’s new headquarters is located within the Vienna Industrial Park at 100 Smart Dr., on the …

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Johnson County Junque Jamboree set for Sept. 19

The next Johnson County Junque Jamboree will be Saturday, Sept. 19, on the courthouse square in Vienna, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Over 150 vendors are booked to set up around the square. This twice a year event, spring and fall, draws sellers and buyers from across the tri-state …

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Dongola USD 66 receives $25,000 grant for WeatherBug system

America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education grants support math and science education DONGOLA, Ill. (August 25, 2015)– Dongola USD 66 has received a $25,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district will use the money to install a WeatherBug system that will allow students …

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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 While there are lots of different Illinois state park camping locations available, nearly everyone in Johnson County has visited Ferne Clyffe State Park at Goreville as it is a firm favorite in the area. And, for those who haven’t, make a point to drive through and take …

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