Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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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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Goreville Gym completed

A new gym at Goreville Grade School was completed Sunday morning with the installation of the bleachers. The gym will potentially be used for the junior high students, and various other activities.

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Miles Brothers to reopen IGA

  By Jessica Wettig   Vienna natives Chad and Chance Miles of Goreville are announcing the reopening of the IGA in Vienna. The new business will be called Miles Brothers Foods. Chad said IGA will still be on the building. They have been planning this since the store closed last …

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Vienna High School ranks third least-funded district

By Joshua Stafford Vienna High School Superintendent Evidence-Based Funding numbers have been released by the Illinois State Board of Education for the school year 2018-19. This continues to be solid evidence of how far each school in the state is either away from adequate funding or in some examples exceeds …

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VGS educators train to aide students better with problems outside the classroom

By Jessica Wettig The faculty and staff at VGS held the first in-house teacher training for Southern Illinois Resiliency Cohort on Monday, Aug. 13. The program is affiliated with the Illinois Education Association (IEA), Adverse Children’s Experiences (ACEs), and other organizations. Superintendent Greg Frehner said the educators are just beginning …

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Vienna High School hosts police active shooter training

On Tuesday, Aug. 7 Vienna High School hosted an Active Intruder Law Enforcement Response Training presentation and demonstration. The event was held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Several law enforcement agencies were in attendance including Vienna and Goreville Police Departments, Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, Illinois State Police, school resource …

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VHS Ag teacher nominated for Life Changer of the Year Award

An anonymous student has nominated Vienna High School agricultural teacher and FFA advisor Jason West for the 2018-19 national LifeChanger of the Year award.             “He is an excellent FFA advisor,” said the student,” and an even better human being. Mr. West deserves recognition for all the hard work and …

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Webb featured speaker at School Safety Conference

Goreville School Superintendent Dr. Steve Webb, a member of the Illinois Terrorism Task Force School Safety Team, was invited to speak at the National School Safety Conference in Orlando, FL this summer. Webb, a certified ALICE Active Shooter Response Instructor, works with schools across the nation to enhance prevention strategies …

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VHS to offer Construction Craft Preparation Program

Vienna High School is pleased to announce that they will be partnering with the Illinois Laborers’ and Contractors Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program (ILCJATP) in a new opportunity for students that are currently juniors. This new opportunity is called the Construction Craft Preparation Program (CCPP). The CCPP is an educational …

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Real estate taxes due next week

When you go to Lynchburg realtors to purchase property, there are a lot of additional costs that are linked to that property. All of which you need to be aware of. The main part you need to be aware of is the real estate tax bill. Johnson County residents have …

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