Sunday, June 16, 2019

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American Pickers to visit Southern Illinois

For fans of the television show, “The American Pickers”, it is good new that the show will be targeting Southern Illinois very soon. No exact date has been given, just mid-September, according to the show’s production company, Cineflix, located in New York City. The stars of the show are professional …

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I’ve Never Been This Age Before!

Have you laughed today? Sometimes it seems we have laughing experiences more often than others. This past week it seems laughing was a real happening for me. It probably comes as no surprise that older people probably find more humor in the events of the past than in the anticipation …

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2012 Fall Festival to help commemorate Johnson County’s Bicentennial year

[slider_pro id=”5″] The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 10th Annual Fall Festival, Thursday through Saturday, October 4-6, 2012 at the Vienna City Park. In conjuction with the celebration of Johnson County’s 200th birthday, the fall festival and parade with carry a bicentennial theme. Participants and attendees …

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A Fairly Uncivil Civics Lesson

I never was quite willing to give up all teaching after I went into administration at VHS. I always had the idea that it might be a good idea to keep school administrators under lock and key if they got to meddling too much with what teachers were doing. Mr. …

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Three-day bicentennial celebration in Vienna

The Johnson County Bicentennial Planning Committee announced Tuesday morning the schedule of events for the bicentennial  celebration. The Johnson County Bicentennial Celebration will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 14th – 16th at the Vienna City Park. The event will feature the Illinois War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission presenting living …

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Fire department to hold on-site training

Local residents will be noticing the Vienna Fire Department equipment and volunteers out on the streets and neighborhoods more in the future. As part of a series of training sessions, fire chief Aaron Goldenstein said, “What better way to train than on-site.” The department will hold training sessions once a …

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SCC moving forward with new Career Technology Center

Construction of the new Career Technology Center at Shawnee Community College formally commenced at a groundbreaking ceremony on August 6th. In addition to the Board of Trustees, Lt. Governor Sheila Simon and Illinois Senator Gary Forby attended the event along with local government officials, agency representatives, and community members. “Illinois’ …

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Reflecting on the golden age of the silver screen in Vienna

[slider_pro id=”3″] By Captain Rex Settlemoir For most of us who spent our formative years in Vienna and Johnson County during the 1940s, 1950s, or early 1960s, we have fond memories of watching movies at the Grand Theatre on the North side of the square. We can vividly recall the …

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Open for business

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Vienna’s newest business, Vienna Town Square Mall – Antiques and More, held an official ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon. The shop is owned by Ginger Endrizzi and Pam Flora. It is located on the east side of the Vienna square, next to Faith Alive. Those participating in the ceremony were …

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Vienna Grade School registration August 1-2

Vienna Grade School begins the 2012-2013 school year on Wedneday, August 15th. School will be dismissed at 11:00 a.m. on the first day, with a 2:00 p.m. dismissal on August 16th & 17th. Bus routes and times will be approximately the same as last year. Please call the school office …

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