Friday, January 15, 2021

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Former Deputy Harner Found Guilty of Reckless Homicide, Aggravated DUI

Former Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Cyle W. Harner was found guilty of one count of Reckless Homicide while operating a motor vehicle, one count of Aggravated DUI resulting in an accident causing the death of an individual and one count of aggravated DUI resulting in an accident causing great bodily …

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Public Health Officials Announce Tier Three Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect Statewide on Friday

With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will take effect in every region across the state in an attempt to slow the spread …

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Vienna Featured in Policy Work

The 2019-2020 Class of Stand Policy Fellows includes five Vienna High School students; Shaylee Eaves, Karlie Glisson, Kirstan Goines, Reagan Lyn Johnson, and Emma Wells, as well as school superintendent Josuha Stafford. They were joined by their counterparts from across the state in a policy focus on dual credit access …

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Additional Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites Announced

State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is encouraging residents to get tested at one of the mobile COVID-19 testing sites operating in October. This weekend, four mobile sites will be offering testing to residents in Saline, Pulaski, Johnson, and Alexander counties. Individuals with or without symptom can be tested. Testing will …

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Johnson County Commissioners Approve Budget for County Government Complex

Johnson County Board Chairman Gary Brumley called to order the regular meeting of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13. The first topic, under unfinished business, was the definite figure for the amount of money to borrow for the new county government building complex. …

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Johnson County again at “Warning Level” for COVID-19

Johnson County entered a “warning level” for COVID-19 last week, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Johnson County joins 25 other counties in that designation. Several other Southern Illinois counties on the list, Jackson, Jefferson, Massac, Pulaski, Saline and Union, are also part of Region 5 under …

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Groundbreaking Held for ‘Phil Morris’ Amphitheater

On October 6, State Senator Dale Fowler was joined by Vienna Mayor Jon Simmons, Director of Tourism for the City of Vienna Phil Morris, and Brian Ziegler, Owner of Clarida & Ziegler Engineering Co., to break ground on the highly-anticipated amphitheater project in the Vienna Community Park. The building, which …

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Vienna Park Amphitheater Groundbreaking Set for Tuesday

The long-in-development Vienna Community Park amphitheater will begin construction on October 6, at 10 a.m. State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) will be joined by Vienna Mayor Jon Simmons, Forman Depot Director Phil Morris, and engineer Brian Ziegler to break ground on the highly-anticipated project. Senator Fowler helped obtain two grants …

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SCC Education and Talent Search to Host Drive-Thru School Supply Event

The Shawnee Community College Education and Talent Search Program announced today they would be hosting a drive-through school supply for local ETS members. The drive-thru distribution is scheduled for October 6th & 7th from 5:00 -6:30 p.m. on the college’s main campus. The school supply distribution is open to current …

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Shawnee National Forest Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Shawnee National Forest continues its series of special programs to commemorate their 80th Anniversary of being named a national forest. Attendees will learn about Shawnee National Forest history and the many efforts made by dedicated residents of southern Illinois that were instrumental in the creation of the only national forest …

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