Thursday, September 29, 2022

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Johnson County tentative multiplier for 2017 announced

Johnson County has been issued a tentative property assessment equalization factor of 1.0000, according to Constance Beard, Director of the Illinois Department of Revenue. The property assessment equalization factor, often called the “multiplier,” is the method used to achieve uniform property assessments among counties, as required by law. This equalization …

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Tour de Seven 5K Run/Walk deemed a success

Southern Seven Health Department held their 3rd Annual Tour de Seven 5K Run/Walk at the Ferne Clyffe State Park in Johnson County on Saturday, Oct. 28, with over 40 people in attendance. T The weather was chilly but with the beautiful fall foliage, the toasty warm bon fire along with …

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Johnson County holds Illinois Bicentennial flag raising ceremony

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn The Illinois Bicentennial Flag Raising Ceremony took place on the courthouse lawn in Vienna on Monday, Dec. 4. The Vienna High School band played while county officials, students and community members gathered to the ceremony. County commissioner chairman Ernie Henshaw welcomed everyone and commented on the …

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VGS Beta Club set to host Breakfast with Santa

Vienna Grade School Beta Club is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. All kids are welcome. The cost is $5 per child if preregistered by Thursday, Nov. 30. The cost will be $7 at the door. Admission includes donuts and …

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Fowler brings together area students for first-ever Youth Advisory Council

On Nov. 15, State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) welcomed dozens of high school students from across the 59th Senate District to his first-ever Youth Advisory Council, a unique, hands-on opportunity for area students to learn about and experience state government and public policy. “Today is about giving high school students …

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New world record set at Tunnel Hill 100-mile Run in Johnson County Saturday

The Vienna City Park was buzzing this weekend during the fourth running of the Tunnel Hill 100/50 Mile Runs on the Tunnel Hill State Trail. Over 630 runners and an estimated 2,000 supporters were in Johnson County for the event. The temperatures in Southern Illinois were below freezing Saturday morning. But that did not slow many of the runners. A new course record …

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Vienna student named winner in essay contest

After receiving essays from students across the 59th Senate District, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) has announced the winners of his Veterans Day essay contest, an initiative to increase awareness of the importance and meaning of Veterans Day. Two winners were selected from this year’s submission by a veteran from …

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Veterans’ Day Program Held On Nov. 11

  By Dixie Terry Nov. 11, Veterans Day, was sunny, but crisp, as a crowd of veterans, their families and friends, gathered on the Carnegie Library lawn, for the annual Veterans Day Service. Judy Miller provided a medley of patriotic songs on the piano keyboard, as the crowd arrived. As …

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175th Anniversary Celebrated at Vienna United Methodist Church

By Dixie Terry The Vienna United Methodist Church has enjoyed weeks of celebrating the 175th anniversary of the founding of their original congregation. The Pastor Joe Richard and member Marleis Trover have been the coordinators of the celebrations, “with lots of help from the parishioners,” they agreed. The celebration began …

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Large donation to ‘special needs’ program

Bob Harper Ford, Vienna, held a ‘Drive 4 UR School’ fundraiser event on Septmeber 23 where Ford Motor Co. would donate $20 to Vienna High School’s special needs program for every new vehicle test drive on that day. The event raised $3,200 that will be used in the special needs …

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