Monday, July 4, 2022

Community

Bicycle Trails Designated in Lake Glendale Recreation Area

Mountain bike enthusiasts will soon have access to the first bicycle trails designated in the Shawnee National Forest. Approximately 19 miles between Lake Glendale Recreation Area and Dixon Springs State Park will now be open with a dual designation for mountain bike use as well as hiking. The trail designation …

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Poshard Foundation partners with area organizations to provide after-school services to children who have experienced trauma

By Jordan McBride Every school district has students who have faced traumatic experiences and New Simpson Hill School is no exception. For twenty-two years, the Poshard Foundation has sought to help such children throughout Southern Illinois, and now students at New Simpson Hill will be feeling that impact. Thanks to …

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Sophia Canada, Mason Poland named VHS Homecoming Queen, King

By Jordan McBride VHS Homecoming was held on Saturday, March 12. In a ceremony broadcast live for the community, Sophia Canada was named Homecoming Queen, with Mason Poland as Homecoming King. From left to right: Freshman Attendants Owen Treat and Emmy Vinson, Sophomore Attendants Cambell Douglas and Kassidy Taylor, Junior …

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Ms. US Agriculture presents Valentine’s cards from VHS to Veterans

Gabriel Wrye 2021 Illinois Ms. United States Agriculture presented Melissa Tripp the Activity Therapist care packages to the Illinois Veterans Home of Anna one for each resident! Some of the items were Valentine’s Day Cards, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, snacks, drinks, things to write with, chapstick, and a nice bag. One …

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Third Annual Vienna Christmas on the Square

Even cold December rain could not dampen the seasonal spirit at the third annual Christmas on the Square. The event, hosted by Revive Vienna and the Johnson County Revitalization Committee, continued this year even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carriage Rides were a highlight of the event, with …

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VGS Student Raises $800 for Family of Crash Victim

Lilee Black, 10, of Vienna presented Juanita Baker last week with an $800 check for the family of Aidan Baker. Baker was killed in a crash in October. Lilee herself made and sold bracelets for the fundraiser, making over 150 bracelets and collecting donations. Lilee is the child of Jared …

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Goreville Postal Employee Charged with Mail Theft

A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois has returned on indictment charging Brittany Freeman, 27, of Johnston City, Illinois, with four counts of theft of mail by a postal service employee. Freeman worked as a mail carrier for the Goreville post office. The indictment charges that she …

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New Simpson Hill Registration Announced

New Simpson Hill will have registration for the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, July 23rd from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. All IDPH COVID-19 Social Distancing/face covering guidelines will be implemented within the building. New Simpson Hill District #32 will open the school year with a Staff Institute Day on Wednesday, …

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Goreville Artist’s work featured on Target notebooks

By Jordan McBride As parents begin the first of many back-to-school shopping trips this month, they may notice a remarkable new design on the shelf – a notebook bearing a colorful illustration by a Johnson County native. Jalynn Heerdt, a 2016 graduate of Goreville High School, was a student at …

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S7HD answers frequently-asked-questions about COVID-19

Southern Seven Health Department staff have worked to establish clear, simple, and consistent answers to the many questions that our communities are facing regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As schools are closing, events are being canceled, and restaurants are being asked to utilize carry out/drive thru services, more questions arise. We have …

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