Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Community

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Saturday, May 10, marks the 22nd anniversary of America’s largest-single day of giving-the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, Campbell Soup and other partners. Just leave a non-perishable food donation in a bag by the mailbox on Saturday, May …

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Duck Race welcomes large crowd and sunny weather

  AND… THEY’RE OFF!  Out of the gate with blazing speed surged more than one thousand ducks, plastic ones that is. Okay, maybe their speed was a little less than “blazing,” but with the absolutely gorgeous weather and a record crowd, the atmosphere at Sunday’s eighth annual Heather-Harper Treat Memorial …

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Honor those that have given – Give generously!

With less than 40% of needed funds collected, donations are still being accepted for a new Johnson County Veterans’ Honor Roll Memorial. The project cost is estimated at $50,000 and includes six black granite slabs which are to host more than 6,000 names of Johnson County women and men who …

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VGS hosts annual Art Show

Vienna Grade School successfully hosted the 4th Annual Art Show held April 24-26 with a gym full of artwork by the entire student body.  This great achievement can be attributed to the hard-working, talented students, as well as the supportive staff and community members.  Thanks so much to all who …

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VGS presents ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Vienna Grade School presented ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ Friday and Saturday evenings, April 25 and 26, with a huge turn out both nights. The show was co-directed by Lorylee Hensley and Vonda Jones with Kassie Jones as assistant director. Sixty-eight students, including cast and crew, were involved in the production. …

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Hungry for Missions fundraiser meets goal

Sunday Fellowship Baptist Church hosted their annual Hungry for Missions meal. Their goal was to raise $3,000 to build a sanitation system during a trip to Haiti in July. Serving over 175 meals to famished guests, the team raised over $4,000 for the project and additional costs of the trip. …

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Commissioners sign proclamation

The Johnson County commissioners have proclaimed April as Child Abuse Prevention Month. The board signed a proclamation Monday afternoon during their regular board meeting. Pictured seated from left are  commissioners Phil Stewart, Ernie Henshaw and Jeff Mears. Standing are Johnson County state’s attorney Tambra Cain and county clerk Robin Harper-Whitehead. …

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Cypress Elementary receives grant

Cypress Elementary School has received a grant of $3,110.00 from Ronald McDonald House Charities to purchase new computers for their computer lab. The new computers will allow the students to further their education with up to date technology. Etta Mead, left, of Short Enterprises in Anna presented the check to …

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New auto repair business opens in Vienna

A large crowd attended the Monday grand opening and ribbon cutting of Johnson County’s newest business, Vienna Automotive Center. Vienna Automotive Center, located on East Vine Street at the entrance to Vienna’s industrial park, will provide complete automotive repair and maintenance services. Rob and Amanda Sullivan of Lick Creek, pictured …

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Vienna’s drinking water should improve

Drinking water in Vienna should improve in coming months with the addition of a solar-powered water circulating system in the city’s reservoir. Vienna recently received an Illinois Environmental Agency grant that allowed the city to purchase the system. According to water plant operator Herb Hosfeldt, with the IEPA grant, the …

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