Thursday, April 18, 2019

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Tunnel Hill Run keeps local businesses busy

By Jessica Wettig The annual Tunnel Hill State Trail 100/50 mile run was held Nov. 10-11. It attracted over 3,000 people; about 800 registered runners, and even broke a new record. But, another benefit of the run is the impact it has on the local economy. Phil Morris, Forman Depot, …

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City Council approves Safe Route to School grant application

The Vienna City Council held a special meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m. in order to approve a grant application for Safe Route to School in the amount of $200,000. The grant is through the Illinois Department of Transportation, and can only be used on projects for grades …

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Human remains found in Pulaski County, indentified as Michael Shawn Neill

The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department announced on Nov. 15 the skeletal remains recovered at a location along the Ohio River, east of Urbandale, in Alexander County on May 14, have been identified as being those of Michael Shawn Neill of Karnak. Neill was last seen on Sunday, June 25, 2017 …

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Goreville School hosts Beauty and the Beast

Goreville C.U.S.D. #1 hosted a production of Beauty and the Beast last weekend. The Goreville High School Drama Club held the event. Students pictured above portrayed characters such as Lumiere, the candlestick, Mrs Potts, Chip and other classic characters.

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Goreville School serves lunch to veterans of many branches and war

By Jessica Wettig In light of Veterans’ Day, Goreville C.U.S.D. #1 hosted its annual Veterans’ Day Luncheon Thursday morning, Nov. 8. The Goreville FFA organized the event, served the veterans, and held a presentation. Verna and Bill Patterson, Goreville, and their son, Mark, attended the event. Bill served in the …

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Marching Blackcats win 1st place in Veterans Parade

The seniors, pictured above, of the Goreville Marching Blackcats and their underclassmen celebrated their win for 1st place in the Anna Veterans’ Day Parade on Monday.

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Finally! Work has begun

Demolition work began Monday morning to remove existing structures on the property that will eventually be the location of the new Johnson County government office complex. Doc Maler is shown above razing one of the houses on the city block located between Vine, West Main, 6th and 7th streets in …

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Johnson County Elks Lodge hosts haunted house

The Johnson County Elks Lodge hosted its first haunted house on Friday night, Oct. 26, from 6-10 p.m.  The event included a variety of treats, and a series of spooks throughout the lodge. Several Elks members were involved in the event.

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Vienna FFA students attend National Convention

Vienna High School Future Farmers of America (FFA) organization attended the 91st Annual National Convention last week, Oct. 24-27, in Indianapolis, Ind.

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Camp Ondessonk hosts Haunted Hayride 

Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, hosted its annual Haunted Hayride event Friday and Saturday nights. The hayride lasted about an hour, complete with sppoky props, and actors in costume who jump, scream and sometimes chase the vehicle you’re riding in.

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