The Johnson County Fall Festival will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-6 at the Vienna City Park. The 2012 festival will in part celebrate Johnson County’s 200th anniversary. The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Vienna will host this year’s event. Many other sponsors are …Read More »
Local film group awarded at 48-hour Film Fest
You may have recently seen what appeared as an armed robbery in progress at the Family Pizza on the square or what appeared to be the Johnson County Courthouse working over time on a Saturday. Actually, it was just another effort by Vienna filmmaker Kelin Field and his cast and …Read More »
I’ve Never Been This Age Before!
By Rosemary O’Keefe The “Sound of Music” is a movie many people enjoy viewing more than once. I’m not thinking about movies but about the sounds we seldom acknowledge. If you and I were having a conversation over a cup of coffee and I asked you, “What are some of …Read More »
By Lee Roy Stafford Hi everybody on a nice and cool Sunday morning after a great week weather wise. With these cool days the deer hunters are out practicing with their bows and arrows getting ready for the coming archery deer season, so if you drive through Reevesville be sure …Read More »
By Dolly Hopkins Hello everyone. I took a week off to go to Milwaukee, Wis., to visit my sister Olga and her family. I took the 3:15 a.m. Amtrack train from Carbondale to Chicago. It was a quiet and peaceful trip. Early in the morning, I saw the most beautiful …Read More »
Local heros in D.C. honor flight
By Dixie Terry Honor Flight participant Since April 2009, several hundred World War II veterans, from the southern third of Illinois have participated in a program called “Central Illinois Honor Flight.” These veterans have been presented a complimentary one-day or two-day flight to Washington, D.C., with a tour of the …Read More »
I’ve never been this age before!
By Rosemary O’Keefe I suppose many of us often ask this question, “I wonder whatever happened to…?” I’m always excited to find the answer and love it when I actually meet up and can converse with said person. I have had such an occasion recently and thought you might enjoy …Read More »
A Halloween party to remember
By Horace “Toby” Hightower Former VHS principal In 1951 Vienna had an unfortunate Halloween tradition of throwing eggs on cars, soaping windows, and engaging in other seriously destructive pranks. Pranksters had not too long before persuaded a cow to climb the steps to the upstairs of the grade school and …Read More »
County history comes to life at Bicentennial event
[slider_pro id=”6″] Johnson County kicked off its Bicentennial weekend with the lowering of the current U.S. flag and the raising of a period piece 15-star flag at its courthouse in Vienna on Friday. Before the flag was lowered, “John Bradshaw” read a statement from the governor of the Territory of …Read More »
I’ve Never Been This Age Before!
By Rosemary O’Keefe Sorry I missed last week’s column but I got behind, and could not meet the earlier time that was needed because of the Monday holiday. My cursive style of writing caused a slight bleep in my last column. When describing a darning egg I wrote the words …Read More »