Saturday, December 15, 2018

Community

Elks haunted house set for Oct. 26-27

The Johnson County Elks will be hosting a haunted house on Oct. 26 from 6-10 p.m. and Oct. 27 from 6-11 p.m. at the Elks Lodge at the corner of Vine and Main in Vienna. The cost for admission is $5, with a $1 discount with a non-perishable food item …

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VHS student completes NASA camp

By Jessica Wettig Vienna High School senior Asa Sparks recently completed the NASA Wings Summer Camp at SIU School of Aviation Management and Flight. This program is a weeklong camp that works in conjunction the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. It gives students the opportunity to learn about space communication …

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Junque Jamboree serves as earning opportunity for local church mission trip

By Jessica Wettig The annual Junque Jamboree was held on Saturday at the Vienna Town Square from 7-3 p.m. Event Organizer Ginger Endrizzi, Vienna Town Square Market, said the event turned out very good. She said the weather was great, and the food vendors told her they sold out by …

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Terrain Trail Runners celebrate second year in Southern Illinois

By Jessica Wettig A St. Louis running group just celebrated their second year racing the Shawnee Hills 100 at Camp Ondessonk in Ozark. This is the only race they host in Southern Illinois. Race Director Shalini Kovach said she started the group, Terrain Trails Runners, in Feb. 2014. She is …

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GHS Class of ’68 was week-long celebration

Fifty years ago the class of 1968, twenty-four of them, bid adieu to their high school years and scattered to begin new lives. Through the years they have gathered at reunions, but this year called for a really special celebration for thirteen of the now 68-year-olds.  Five members of the …

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Virginia Street receives Cache Championship award

By Dixie Terry Friends of the Cache River Watershed with the 2018 Cache Champion Award have recognized Virginia Street of Simpson.  The newly created award was presented on August 30, at the Cache Annual Meeting, held at the Carbondale Civic Center. Presenting the award was Dr. Michael Jeffords, Friends Chair, …

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Carnival returns to Heritage Festival

By Jessica Wettig The Second Annual Johnson County Heritage Festival is set for Sept. 27-29 at Vienna City Park. The event is sponsored by the Johnson County Elks. Robin Harper-Whitehead, of the Elks, said she is in charge of the parade on Saturday and Melissa Hill, also of the Elks, …

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VHS Class of 1968 hosts reunion

Vienna High School Class of 1968 hosted their 50 year reunion at the Vienna Library on Sat. Aug. 11. Pictured left to right. Front row: Cathy Monroe Miller, Max Casey, Marilyn Bullock UpChurch, Jane Ross Wright.. Sharon Harris Johnson. Second row: Larry Bowman, Karen Carlton, Milinda Baity Harnice, Betty Niblock …

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NSH to host open house

New Simpson Hill will host an Open House on Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. The Open House will begin at 6 p.m. with a short introduction from Mr. Nighswander and Ms. Armstrong. Following the introduction, parents are welcome to meet their student(s) teachers, visit the classroom and tour the building. The …

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Local music student wins international essay contest

The International Horn Society presented the 50th annual International Horn Symposium at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana from July 30 – August 4, 2018.  Over 500 horn players from across the globe, ranging from high school students to professional players, were in attendance including Emma Wells, a junior at …

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