Sunday, July 15, 2018

Community

School starts Friday in Johnson County

Sharing the road with school buses As schools in Johnson County prepare to open their doors Friday to students for the beginning of another school year, The Vienna Times wishes to reminder drivers of the following safety precautions. If you’re driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than …

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Water main break causes Sunday shutoff

A water main break on North 4th St. has required the water supply in Vienna to be temporarily turned off while repairs are made. The break is near Vienna High School. City workers are working to fix the break Sunday afternoon. They hope to have the water turned back on by …

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Johnson County Farm Bureau presents Forby with Friend of Agriculture award

State Senator Gary Forby (D-Benton) joined Johnson County farmers Friday, Aug. 12th, for a night at the Miners game, hosted by Southern Illinois Farm Bureaus in Marion, where he was honored with the Friend of Agriculture award. The award is an honor given only to legislators who have demonstrated a strong commitment …

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Coming to your mailbox soon

  Over $10.5 million in tax bills are being mailed this week. Johnson County property owners should receive their tax bills very soon. Johnson County treasurer Brent Williams will mail real estate and mobile home bills by July 8th to taxpayers. Williams said the county will send out approximately 8,000 …

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Residents vote to keep county government downtown

Due to the public uproar over the past few weeks on the topic of the future location of the Johnson County courthouse, we at The Vienna Times saw this as the perfect opportunity to let the voice of the community be heard. In conducting a poll on our Facebook page, …

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Vienna fireworks postponed

Due to extensive flooding, the fireworks display planned for tonight at the ballpark in Vienna has been postponed until next Saturday night, July 9, at dusk.

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A SALUTE TO THE CLASS OF 2016

This week’s edition of The Vienna Times includes a ‘Salute to Graduates’.  The section features the classes of 2016 of Vienna High School, Buncombe Grade School, Cypress Grade School, New Simpson Hill School and Vienna Grade School. Also in the section are the recent ‘Top Flight’ participants and winners. The …

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Industrial Arts project completed

The Vienna Depot Welcome Center now has two new conference tables thanks to the Vienna High School Industrial Arts class. The city acquired two 36” x 72” table tops that had no legs. So they asked the class to construct a set of legs for each top. The completed legs …

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VHS Talon receives mini grant

Vienna High School’s student-run newspaper, The Talon, was recently awarded a $1,500 mini grant from the Illinois Press Foundation. The foundation, founded in 1982 to encourage young journalists, is part of Illinois Press Association. More than 450 newspapers are members of the Illinois Press Association, including this one. The grant …

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Welcome to the real world kids

Eighth graders at Vienna Grade School had an opportunity Friday morning to experience first-hand how the real world works when it comes to personal finances. University of Illinois Extension staff hosted an educational program at the school called “Welcome to the Real World.” During the program, students selected their own …

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