Monday, September 20, 2021

Community

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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As The Old Saying Goes

A few weeks ago I had the honor of having met Johnson County’s oldest citizen, 105 year old Ann Peckinpaugh. As I drove to meet her that morning, the thought struck that in time I’d like to interview and write about one of Johnson County’s youngest. As I began my …

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Blood drive set in Vienna

A Vienna Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Monday, Sept. 16, from noon until 6:00 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church.   Summer vacations are over and hopefully readers will take time to come out and donate blood. Volunteers will be serving all the usual goodies furnished by the Red Cross …

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Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star to host fish fry

Vienna Masonic Lodge No. 150 and Egyptian Chapter No. 30 O.E.S. will be hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Serving will be from 11 a.m. till 2 p.m. (or until we run out of fish) at the lodge hall located at 1615 Old Route 146 Loop, …

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