Saturday, February 4, 2023

Community

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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Corporate leader credits his success to his rural Goreville family, high school ag experience

ADM’s Greg Webb stresses need for future (non-rural) agricultural leaders Growing up in a Johnson County, IL, family of rural leaders, Greg Webb may have been destined to be out in front of agriculture. However, he attributes much of his career success as the ADM Vice President of State Government …

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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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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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