Monday, July 4, 2022

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Vienna Community Collects Donations for Mayfield Storm Recovery

Vienna native Don Cook is working with a variety of volunteers to collect donations for storm relief for the community of Mayfield, Kentucky. Don parked a tractor-trailer at the Vienna City park from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting on Sunday for collection, and he intends to keep the same hours …

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2021 Real Estate Assessment Changes and Quadrennial Assessments to be Released

The Johnson County real estate property tax assessment changes for 2021 for Goreville, Tunnel Hill, New Burnside, Elvira, Bloomfield, Simpson and Cache, submitted by supervisor of assessments Danell Mott, are included in this week’s issue of The Vienna Times. Also included in the issue are the 2021 quadrennial assessments for …

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Mayor Jon Simmons remembered in memorial bench dedication

Jon A. Simmons was a prominent auctioneer, a Vietnam War Veteran, and a friend and mentor to many in Johnson County. Last Saturday, September 18, he was remembered for his greatest contribution to Vienna, his service as mayor from 2009-2021. A new memorial bench at the Vienna City Park was …

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City of Vienna to Dedicate Bench in Memory of Mayor Jon

This Saturday, September 18, at noon, the City of Vienna is set to dedicate a memorial to longtime Vienna Mayor Jon A. Simmons. The monument to Mayor Jon, a new bench at the Vienna City Park, was made possible by various community sponsors alongside contributions by the city. The bench …

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Junque Jamboree looks to host community partners

The twice-annual Junque Jamboree is fast approaching, with the date set for Saturday, September 18, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. This fall, the Junque Jam will feature over 100 vendors from across the region and beyond. A new designated area for food trucks will also make dining at the …

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Twenty years after September 11th: Remembering two decades of American heroes

By Jordan McBride This Saturday, Patriot Day, is a somber anniversary. 2021 marks 20 years since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. It feels like every moment of that morning will live on forever in the minds of every person that witnessed it. Rather than editorializing, or recounting my own …

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VHS and IDPH Vaccine Clinic Open Today

IDPH will be holding a vaccination clinic today at Vienna High School for anyone that wants to be vaccinated. This is a walk-in clinic and you can come by the new gym lobby (concession stand area in the new gym) any time from 9:00am-6:00pm Those interested should come to Vienna …

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Shawnee Community College announces upcoming Covid-19 protocol forums

The President of Shawnee Community College, Dr. Timothy Taylor, announced today the College would be hosting a series of forums beginning today, September 1st at 2:00 p.m. The forums are aimed at discussing changes to the College’s Covid-19 protocols. The recent Executive Order by Governor J.B. Pritzker requires all Illinois …

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Johnson County Resident Killed in Shooting, Suspect in Custody

A Tunnel Hill man is dead and a Goreville resident is in custody after a shooting on Saturday night in Johnson County. According to the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), at 11:45 p.m. on Saturday, August 28th, the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department called on the DCI to …

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Masks mandated indoors in Illinois; vaccines required for teachers, health care workers

State warns of decreasing intensive care bed capacity amid latest surge By Jerry Nowicki | Capitol News Illinois The statewide mask mandate indoors is back, and educators and health care professionals will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday amid an ongoing surge in the …

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