Saturday, September 26, 2020

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Shawnee College releases presidential candidate list and biographical information

Shawnee Community College has officially released the names and biographical information of the eight candidates to be interviewed for the vacant college president position. The Presidential Search Committee, with approval of Shawnee Community College’s Board of Trustees, has selected Dr. Denise Crews, Dr. Heather Bigard, Dr. Kathleen Curphy, Dr. Timothy …

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IHSA defers to IDPH, others on Return to Play

By Mike Buhler The Illinois High School Association announced last week that it will defer to the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Illinois State Board of Education and the Governor’s Office on all of its Return To Play Guidelines moving forward. “The IHSA, through their Sports Medicine Advisory Committee, …

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Election Office in Johnson County to Send out Vote-by-Mail Applications to All Voters

In response  to COVID-19, the State of Illinois passed SB1863 which was signed into law by Governor Pritzker. Under this law, applications to vote are to be mailed to every voter who voted in Johnson County from the General Election 2018, Consolidated Election 2019 and the Primary Election 2020. Vote …

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Goreville Postal Employee Charged with Mail Theft

A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois has returned on indictment charging Brittany Freeman, 27, of Johnston City, Illinois, with four counts of theft of mail by a postal service employee. Freeman worked as a mail carrier for the Goreville post office. The indictment charges that she …

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Goreville Schools Registration Details

Goreville Schools will host their annual “Registration Day” Thursday, July 16 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the high school gym. Pre-K will be in the Early Learning Center. Social distancing rules will apply and staff will monitor and limit the number of people in the facility at one …

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Buncombe Grade School Registration Announced

Buncombe Grade School will have in-person student registration for the 2020-21 school year on Tuesday, August 4th from 8:00 a.m. – noon and Wednesday, August 5th from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. All students must be fully immunized according to the requirements of the Illinois Department of Public Health.  Kindergarten …

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Vienna Grade School Registration Details Announced

Vienna Grade School begins the 2020-21 school year on Thursday, August 13th. School will be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. on the first day (half-day staff workshop), with a 2:00 p.m. dismissal on August 14th. Bus routes and times may vary for the 2020-21 school year and more information will be …

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Vienna High School Announces Details on Registration, Scheduling and Orientation

Submitted by VHS Administration There are many unanswered questions about the upcoming school year. As those answers are established and available we will communicate them. In the meantime, we are moving forward with the normal aspects of returning to school. Our goal is to be fully in-person, but we are …

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New Simpson Hill Registration Announced

New Simpson Hill will have registration for the 2020-2021 school year on Thursday, July 23rd from 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. All IDPH COVID-19 Social Distancing/face covering guidelines will be implemented within the building. New Simpson Hill District #32 will open the school year with a Staff Institute Day on Wednesday, …

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Shelton files for Johnson County State’s Attorney race

The Johnson County Election Authority confirmed that it had accepted the application of Tricia Turner Shelton to enter the race for State’s Attorney this week. Shelton served as Johnson County State’s Attorney from 2004 through 2012. Shelton collected the required number of signatures to be placed on the ballot as …

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