Thursday, May 19, 2022

Community

2013 Union County Fair planned in Anna

Fair time is here.The 133rd Union County Fair is scheduled to begin with activities on Friday, Aug. 16. The fair continues through Sunday, Aug. 25. Once again this year, the fair will take place at the Anna City Park. Here’s a look at the schedule of events. Friday, Aug. 16 …

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VFW still accepting donations to restore or replace Honor Roll

The Vienna VFW, Post 5222, is still accepting donations to restore, repair and/or replace the Johnson County Military Honor Roll monument located on the Vienna Public Square, in front of the library. Anyone who would like to help may send donations to the Vienna VFW Post 5222, P.O. Box 561, …

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Chamber meeting set for Friday in Vienna

The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will hold its regular monthly meeting Friday, August 16, at 12 noon at Newt’s Pizza in Vienna. The luncheon will be buffet style luncheon and everyone is welcome. This month’s speaker will be Jody Johnson. Johnson is the County Extension Director for University of …

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Reevesville News

By LeeRoy Stafford  Hi everybody on a sunny Sunday morning here in Reevesville after another rainy week. The farmers like this rainy weather. It makes those crops grow. The squirrel hunting season is in now but after all the rain we’ve had the hunters aren’t hunting yet with all the …

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Local design firm competing to bring jobs to Johnson County

Shawnee Survey & Consulting Inc., a land surveying and engineering firm headquartered in Vienna, has been a part of Johnson County’s business landscape since it was founded in early 1995. Since that time, the company has gradually built a reputation that they are using now to expand services and create …

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I’ve Never Been This Age Before!

By Rosemary O’Keefe Many of us older people often have difficulty expressing ourselves about value issues. It seems we are quite comfortable expressing a value laden issue among friends, just as younger people do, but we seem cautious when others might hear because we fear we will be misjudged. Our …

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Extreme Kids on the Kitchen Camp

The University of Illinois Extension office in Vienna hosted a seven-day Extreme Kids in the Kitchen Cooking Camp recently. Sixteen children, ages 8-12, participated. The students graduated the camp on July 25. During the camp, participants learned much about nutrition, recipes, shopping, label reading, food safety, cooking and more, including …

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The Vienna Times Statement from 1894

This statement, used in 1894 by The Vienna Times, was discovered this weekend in the newspaper’s archive files. Dr. W. H. Gilliam was the owner/ editor at that time. Gilliam owned the newspaper from 1886 to 1920. The Times, founded in 1879, had three other sets of owners prior to Gilliam purchasing it. Note …

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