Sunday, September 24, 2017

News

FFA members attend state convention

On June 13th the Vienna FFA traveled to Springfield, IL to take part in the Illinois 88th State FFA Convention. Vienna FFA was able to send its biggest group to date, 14 FFA members, to convention thanks to receiving the America’s Farmers Grow Communities Grant awarded by Monsanto. Vienna FFA …

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Scavenger hunt planned

The first scavenger hunt hosted by Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Facility is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. The hunt will be located at Vienna City Park Pavilion No. 1, at 300 East Vine St. in Vienna. Registration is at 8 a.m. The fee is $25 …

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SCC to host Community Forum in Vienna

Shawnee Community College is continuing its listening tour in the community to find out how it can best serve the needs of local businesses and community members. President, Peggy Bradford, J.D., Ed.D. is touring different areas of the district to discuss what Shawnee Community College currently offers and what the …

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Due dates for real estate taxes and mobile home taxes

Friday, Sept. 22 is the last day to pay the second installment of the real estate taxes without interest for Johnson County residents. Beginning Monday, Sept. 25, there will be 3 percent interest on any unpaid first installment and one and a half interest on any unpaid second installment. The …

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Old Time Heritage Fall Festival set

The Old Time Heritage Fall Festival is planned Oct. 6 and 7 at Vienna City Park. The festival is hosted by the Johnson County Elks. A variety of events are planned on Friday and Saturday. A dessert bake off on Friday, Oct. 6. The entry fee is $5. All varieties …

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Governor candidate tours facility, holds roundtable discussion in Vienna

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn J. B. Pritzker, a Chicago native who is running for governor, visited Autumn Ridge Supportive Living Facility in Vienna on Friday, Aug. 25. Pritzker is running as a democrat. He held a roundtable discussion with human service providers and community partners, wanting to know how they …

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Lt. Governor holds strategic meeting in Vienna concerning drug issues

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti held a strategic meeting at the Vienna Public Library on Friday, Aug. 25, concerning drug problems. Several county officials and local leaders were present. Sanguinetti talked about how people get addicted to drugs, specifically opioids. “[Opioids] are far different from any …

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Total Solar Eclipse attracts thousands to county

Johnson County was host to as many as 10,000 or more visitors from across the country, and world, Monday, August 21, 2017 for the viewing of the ‘Total Solar Eclipse Across America’. The once-in-a-lifetime event has not been witnessed in this region for more than 100 years. At the Vienna …

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VHS welcomes NASA scientists

By Dixie Terry On Aug. 17, the Vienna High School hosted a Solar Eclipse Field Day for county students, in grades 5-12. There was a definite air of excitement as the students gathered to learn more about the upcoming solar eclipse. The grade school students of Cypress, New Simpson Hill, …

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Local scouts receive donation

Local Cub and Boy Scout troops each received a $250 donation on Monday, Aug. 21, from the VFW Beggs-Gurley Post 5222. The donation goes towards helping the scouts attend summer camps, among other activities. Photo provided.

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