Saturday, February 23, 2019

Community

Vienna FFA hosts annual Alumni Banquet

By McKenzie Mattox After months of rigorous planning, the Vienna FFA held their annual Alumni FFA Banquet on Friday March 28 at 6 pm in the Vienna High School commons area, resulting in the biggest turn out that they have ever had.  The retiring chapter officers installed the newly elected …

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Quack quack!

It is time to get your ‘ducks in a row’ for the 8th Annual Duck Race to help Johnson County cancer patients. The Duck Race is a family fun event to be held Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Bella Terra Winery on Parker City Road near Tunnel Hill.   Race …

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Heartland Ag celebrates grand opening

Heartland Ag Service and Auto Repair, located on the east edge of Vienna, held a grand opening/ribbon cutting celebration Saturday, March 29. During the celebration, staff members provided a free fish dinner for the public in attendance. Pictured during the ribbon cutting were, front row from left, Albert Burgess, Seth …

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Recycling returns to Vienna

After weeks of weather and material delays, the final touches to the new recycling bin are complete. The recycling program in Vienna reopened at the city park Tuesday evening. The portable unit, constructed by Vienna Correctional Center, features six individual bins that open from the top  and are removable for …

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Airman Dean Peebels awarded Meritorious Civilian Service Medal

Dean Peebels, son of Ronald D. and Ellen (Owen) Peebels of rural Simpson, was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Medal on February 21, 2014, by AFDW Commander Maj. Gen. Sharon K. G. Dunbar. The awards ceremony was held at Joint Base Andrews, Md. As the Director of Staff, Headquarters Air …

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Autumn Ridge celebrates with Spring Gala

Autumn Ridge held its first Spring Gala on Thursday, March 20, 2014.  The residents and their guests enjoyed an evening that included a three-course, hand served meal, professional photography, live entertainment, and dancing. Resident, Dolores Boyd, commented, “It was a wonderful night and I enjoyed seeing everyone dressed up.”Autumn Ridge would like …

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Junque Jamboree coming April 5

 The Johnson County Junque Jamboree will be on Saturday, April 5, in Vienna, on the historic Vienna Public Square. This event begins at 7:00 a.m. Antiques, crafts, collectibles, “rusty gold,” and all sorts of items, from eighty vendors, will be selling their wares on the square.  Almost any treasure you …

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Death remains unsolved after 30 years

March 30, 2014, marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of 26-year-old Lisa Ann Carnes of Karnak. The murder remains unsolved. Carnes’ body was found in a field in rural Massac County near Macedonia Church Road and U. S. Highway 45. To date, hundreds of leads have been followed, and …

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Betas make history for VHS

Submitted by Kirsten Trambley On March 10-11, 2014, 63 Beta Club members from Vienna High School attended the annual Illinois Senior Beta Club Convention in Springfield, culminating in bringing home 23 awards, the most in the state. This year’s convention theme was “Making History with Beta.” At convention, VHS junior Meighan …

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Johnson County to nominate a new sheriff after 40 years

Johnson County residents will, or have, cast their vote on many important issues in tomorrow’s, March 18, 2014, primary election, including a new sheriff. Sheriff Elry Faulkner plans to retire at the end of his current term ending December 1, after serving Johnson County for 40 years, with very little …

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