Monday, September 20, 2021


Vienna fireworks postponed

The city of Vienna announced today that its annual Fourth of July fireworks celebration is postponed due to dangerous drought conditions. No new date has been set. Vienna follows on the heels of surrounding Southern Illinois communities such as Marion, Carterville, Carbondale and Murphysboro who have all postponed July 4th …

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Vienna and Goreville to celebrate the 4th of July

Residents Celebrate Freedom Fest

Fireworks in Vienna The City of Vienna will host a free fireworks display on July 4th at the Vienna ballfields starting at dusk. Freedom Fest  in Goreville With just a week to go before Goreville kicks off its annual Fourth of July celebration, now in its third year as an …

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Pearl Brown to celebrate 100th birthday July 10

Special to The Vienna Times by Dee Dee Adams Family and friends are invited to the centennial birthday celebration for Pearl Brown. Cake will be served from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 7 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna. Pearl Ines Vinson was born July 10, 1912 near …

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Changing of the guard

Former Vienna Fire Chief and part-time police officer Floyd Koehler and his wife Linda (above) display the retirement cake during a reception last week at city hall. Floyd retired on May 31. Aaron Goldstein (below) was sworn in as the new Vienna Fire Chief by mayor Jon Simmons. The mayor …

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Rosemary O’Keefe

By Rosemary O’Keefe I hope you enjoyed your Easter holiday as much as I did. I enjoyed the company of my son, daughter, granddaughter and brothers. We shared a great four o’clock dinner in my sun room and then began talking about our recent adventures. No dyed eggs for me …

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Deadline approaching to submit historic photo

A Pictorial History of Johnson County – Second Edition, 2012, The Bicentennial Year Anyone wishing to submit historic photos for the pictorial history book being published by The Vienna Times should be doing so soon. The deadline for photo submissions is April 26. Design and layout of the book will begin …

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Vienna City Council

The Vienna City Council met in regular session, Wednesday, March 21, with the following members and guest: Aldermen Kevin Breeden, Bill Elliott, Greg Gorden, Richard Owen, Danny Rockwell; Jon Simmons, mayor; Jane Kluge, deputy city clerk; Melinda Zoeckler, treasurer; Jim Miller, chief of police; Gene McNeely, superintendent; Aaron Goldenstein, asst. …

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Commissioners approves Johnson County Comprehensive Plan

The Johnson County Comprehensive Plan resolution was passed in a regularly scheduled commissioners meeting Monday and will provide a guideline for the county to seek both financial and infrastructural improvements to the region. Johnson County initiated a study in 2008 looking to fulfill an obligation to the Southernmost Illinois Delta …

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GED classes offered for spring

Shawnee Community College Adult Education is continuing to offer GED test preparation for the spring of 2012. Classes are held at the Spence Community Center Monday/ Wednesday starting at 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday/Thursday, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Classes are also on-going at Vienna High School room 301, Tuesday/Thursday, 5 …

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