Thursday, January 26, 2023

Community

Shawnee Pride Concert at SCC

Johnson County Junior High School band members joined students from throughout the Shawnee Community College district to perform in the Ninth Annual Shawnee Pride Concert held in the Edward M. Smith Center last week. The Shawnee Community College Concert Band served as host and as student mentors for the more …

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VHS students raise over $4,800 for heart association

Top students that collected the highest amount in donations were Samantha Charles, Matthew Keith, Tiffany Meyers, Mikayla Rice, and Katie Heaton. Funds raised were presented to Kathy Alexander, the Illinois youth market director for the American Heart Association, on February 15. Mrs. Palmer kicked off the campaign with an assembly …

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Zip line tour operator opens in Southern Illinois

By Joe Rehana “Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly like a bird between the trees,” he said, describing a sensation of weightlessness while zipping by rock bluffs under a canopy of colors.  “This is about as close to that as it gets.” Shawnee Bluffs Canopy …

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Buncombe News

By Dolly Hopkins Hello Everyone, Monday was President’s Day and Washington’s birthday was observed. The weather was cold and rainy, so in George Washington’s honor, I thought about baking a nice cherry pie… but I didn’t. The Buncombe Fire Department chief, Sue Davis, reported to the Village Board, that a …

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Top Flight Program Slated

The annual Johnson County Top Flight program will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 at 7 p.m. at the Goreville High School Gymnasium (it alternates each year between Vienna and Goreville). Student sign-up will begin at 6 p.m.  This program is sponsored and organized by the Johnson County school …

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E-editions popularity continues to grow

The Vienna Times and Goreville Gazette are closing in on completing their first year of online services with more than 10,000 unique visitors reaching both sites and logging nearly 60,000 page views between the two. The Times and the Gazette made their online debuts in the beginning of 2012 officially …

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Celebrating 50 years together

Don and Cathy Sanders, former owners of The Vienna Times, will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary Thursday, Feb. 21. They were married in 1963 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ridgeway, Ill. Don and Cathy have three children, Mike (Christie), Tina and Tony (Gayla), and six grandchildren, Grayson, Emily, …

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Sheriff Faulkner, state sheriffs support citizens’ right to gun ownership

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association at their Winter Training Conference adopted a resolution, which mirrors the National Sheriffs’ Association resolution, that strongly supports citizens’ protected right to bear arms under the 2nd amendment. Seventy-three sheriffs, including Johnson County Sheriff Elry Faulkner, were in attendance at the Illinois conference held in Springfield …

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Rep. Phelps’ comments on recent attacks in Illinois’ prisons

February 7, 2013 Dear Editor: Coincidently, it was almost exactly one year ago, that Governor Quinn unveiled his plan to close the Tamms Correctional Center, a move that put 300 Southern Illinoisans in the unemployment line.  After this announcement I was determined to do everything in my power to reverse …

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