Saturday, February 27, 2021

News

Vienna Mayor Jon Simmons Laid to Rest

Vienna Mayor Jon A. Simmons was laid to rest on Monday, February 1 at the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery, with full military rites. Mayor Jon passed away on Wednesday, January 27 in his home. Simmons served as mayor for the last 12 years and operated an auction service across Southern Illinois …

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VHS Basketball Returns February 2nd

Vienna High School Basketball is set to return. The first competition will be this coming Tuesday, February 2nd, with the Vienna Eagles taking on Hardin County at Vienna. The junior varsity will tip off at 6:15pm with the varsity game to follow. The Lady Eagles will then tip off the …

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Harper Ford Sets Up Temporary Location After Destructive Fire

Editor’s note: The staff of Harper Ford is currently set up at the Jackson Hewitt building in the industrial park at 45 Commercial Drive, Suite B in Vienna. They are at the east end of the building.  Harper Ford may be reached at their regular phone number, 618-658-9135. The City …

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Johnson County Property Assessments

The 2020 Johnson County Property Assessment list will be published in the December 31, 2020 issue of The Vienna Times. The assessments are included in a 22-page special section available on newsstands or via the internet in an e-edition. A $9 trial of the e-edition is available here.

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Third Annual Vienna Christmas on the Square

Even cold December rain could not dampen the seasonal spirit at the third annual Christmas on the Square. The event, hosted by Revive Vienna and the Johnson County Revitalization Committee, continued this year even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Carriage Rides were a highlight of the event, with …

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VGS Student Raises $800 for Family of Crash Victim

Lilee Black, 10, of Vienna presented Juanita Baker last week with an $800 check for the family of Aidan Baker. Baker was killed in a crash in October. Lilee herself made and sold bracelets for the fundraiser, making over 150 bracelets and collecting donations. Lilee is the child of Jared …

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Judge Williamson Retires After a Lifetime of Public Service

By Jordan McBride After 42 years on the bench, the Honorable Judge James R. Williamson’s last day as Johnson County Circuit Judge was Monday, November 30, 2020. Judge Williamson leaves behind him a legacy of judicial accomplishments and a lifetime of service to the people of Johnson County. On the …

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County Officials Sworn In

Newly elected county officials took oath their oath of office Tuesday morning, December 1, at the swearing-in ceremony at the Johnson County Courthouse. The honorable Judge Cord Wittig, of Massac County, presided over the ceremony, remarking that the Johnson County’s circuit judge-elect, Sarah Tripp, is set to take office next …

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