Saturday, December 15, 2018

News

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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Police need your help

The Vienna Police Department is seeking information from the public on the identity of the person seen here on store video.  This person broke in to the ROC One convenience store at the Vienna 4-way stop early Friday morning, Oct. 26, by breaking the drive-thru window. It was reported the …

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Williams receives Hometown Hero Award

By Jessica Wettig While attending his child’s ball game on Friday night, Vienna Fire Chief and Johnson County Treasurer Brent Williams was surprised when it was announced he was receiving the Hometown Hero Award. “I was completely caught off guard,” he said. This award is given to community members who …

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General Election Day set for Tuesday, Nov. 6

Election Day is set for Tues., Nov. 6, and there are several categories on the ballot. At the state level, Governor and Lieutenant Governor candidates include: JB Pritzker and Juliana Stratton (Democrat); Bruce Rauner and Evelyn Sanguinetti (Republican); Grayson Kash Jackson—formerly known as Benjamin Adam Winderweedle until named changed Aug. …

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