Thursday, April 18, 2019

Community

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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VGS hosts Spring Concert

On Thursday, May 14, Vienna Grade School hosted their spring concert titled Destination Rock n’ Roll.  Family and friends crowded into the gymnasium to hear renditions of rock classics such as “We Built This City” and “Animal.” The concert opened with performances from the beginning band.  In addition to rock …

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Vienna High School names Stafford superintendent

Joshua W. Stafford has been named by the Vienna High School Board of Education as the successor to the previous superintendent and principal. Many in the community have known Mr. Stafford to be the person that calls when school is cancelled on snow days, been the substitute bus driver for …

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Four Vienna High School seniors earn dual degrees

  For the third consecutive year Vienna High School has multiple students that are marching to pomp and circumstance back-to-back.  Seniors Taylour Daubert, Sabrina Hinkle, Megan McCuan, and Randy Reeder have not only completed their requirements for high school graduation, but have also completed their associate degrees at Shawnee Community …

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Another successful Junk Jamboree held in Vienna

By Mike Kolb Johnson County hosted its semi-annual Junk Jamboree this past Saturday, April 19. Vendors and bargain hunters alike traveled from all over the region to the courthouse square in Vienna. One vendor traveled over two hundred miles from Roodhouse. Bargain shoppers were able to find everything from used …

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