Thursday, January 20, 2022

Community

Scouts conduct popcorn sales

Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts across the region are conducting Popcorn Sales through October 19. Cub Scout Pack 41 of Vienna will be hold a Show-N-Sell at the Vienna Cheer’s on September 28 and Roc One Stop at the 4-way stop intersection October 19. Both sales will be held from …

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JCGHS meets in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery

By Dixie Terry After a summer recess, the Johnson County Genealogical and Historical Society came together for their beginning of a new season on Sunday, September 15.  The gathering was quite a contrast to the usual meeting in the community room of the Vienna Carnegie Library. The members and guests …

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As The Old Saying Goes

The American road trip is becoming a thing of the past.  Many Americans choose instead to fly.  Having done both, I prefer the road.  No security check points, pack what I want how I want, and most importantly composing this as we travel Kansas I-70; one of my dogs is …

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VHS FFA competes and places in contests

  By McKenzie Mattox The Vienna FFA went to Massac County on September 12th to compete in the annual Section 25 Land Use and Tractor Driving CDE. Vienna’s varsity team placed 5th, with two members placing in the top ten individually. The varsity team consisted of Seniors Allison Browning, McKenzie …

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As The Old Saying Goes

I hope you, the reader, were able to read this column last week as I introduced you to ten year old Harmony “Bean” Womack, a 5th grader at Cypress Elementary. To say that Bean loves animals is an understatement. This week I pick up where we left off. Bean and …

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Art in the park success despite a brief windstorm

The eleventh annual Art in the Park, presented by the Home and Community Education (HCE) of U of I Extension in Vienna, was held Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Vienna City Park with a large attendance. Cara Webb, coordinator of the event, said the attendance was far larger than previous …

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Community Blood Drive

The Vienna community blood drive was held September 16 with 58 donors presenting and 58 units of blood collected. Four of those were first time donors. Volunteers included Violet Weise, Harry Weise, Hattie Trover, Sharon Farris, Barb Jones, Terry Choate, Barb Jeffress, Cara Webb, Irene Webb, Imogene Bradshaw, Karen Faulkner, …

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SIUC archeological dig at Bridges Store

A team of students from the SIU-C Archeological Investigations was doing research during late July and early August at the historic Bridges Store/Tavern in Johnson County. The former store/tavern is located inside a 1940s-era barn on the farm of Lisa and Steve Thompson.  The location is west of West Vienna, …

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GRAND CHAIN – A small town refuses to fade into history

By Ila Ulrich, former editor of the Cairo Citizen Grand Chain, Illinois is a small town that at one time boasted restaurants; a movie theater; at least three grocery stores; a farm implement dealership; a train depot; a jail house; taverns; several denominations of Christian churches, an elementary and high …

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Local farm receives state designation

The Illinois Department of Agriculture recently designated the farm owned by Ronald S. (Ronnie) Taylor and Angela Taylor Baird (daughter), near Vienna as a Centennial Farm. To qualify as a Centennial Farm, a straight or collateral line of descendants must own the agricultural property for at least 100 years. The …

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