Tuesday, September 18, 2018

News

Goreville FFA Chapter named Top Ten in nation

The National Chapter Award is made up of three areas: Growing Leaders, Building Communities, and Strengthening Agriculture. In 2012 the Model of Excellence division was added to the competition to name the top ten schools or Future Farmers of America (FFA) programs in the Nation. There are 7556 chapters in …

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Cemetery board seeks interest in columbarium

The Vienna Fraternal Cemetery Board is seeking information from area residents as to their interest in a proposed columbarium. A columbarium provides for the permanent placement and memorialization of cremated human remains. Today, in the United States, almost 50% of our society chooses cremation as a method of final disposition. …

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Firefighters’ loved ones form Auxiliary

By Jessica Wettig   Loved ones of Vienna Firefighters have formed the Vienna Fire Department Auxiliary. Brit McClellan, auxiliary president and wife of firefighter Gabriel McClellan, said the group started the process of forming the organization a year ago. The auxiliary went into action this year. The group had to …

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Lake fire department hosts fun day

The Lake of Egypt Fire Protection District hosted a Fun Day at the Fire Department on Saturday. The event lasted from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event was open to the public. Water slides, bounce houses, free food, temporary tattoos and other activities were included in the event.

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Romines to organize Ducks Unlimited chapter

By Jessica Wettig   Randall Romines, Marion, is organizing a Ducks Unlimited chapter for Johnson County. Ducks Unlimited is a national organization that specializes in conservation. They use a variety of methods including restoring, replanting, partnerships, and many other strategies. The organization has a variety of programs for kids and …

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Rauner visits Vienna library

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner visited Vienna Public Library Friday afternoon to meet with the general public. For more information on the event, read the Aug. 30 edition of the Vienna Times.

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West honored as Unsung Hero

VHS Maintenance Director Roy West was honored with Baysinger Architects’ Unsung Hero Award. Pictured left to right: Joshua Stafford, Superintendent, Vienna School District 13-3, Roy West, Maintenance Director, Vienna School District 13-3, and Earl Kleidon, Engineering Coordinator, Baysinger Architects.

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Widowski will be inducted into Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame

By Jessica Wettig   Retired wildlife biologist Steve Widowski, Vienna, will be inducted into the Illinois Outdoor Hall of Fame. He is one of five people in Illinois to be chosen this year. Widowski retired from U.S. Forest Service in 2009. He now works part time as a special projects …

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