Saturday, December 15, 2018

News

Masons give to schools

The officers and members of Vienna Masonic Lodge #150 AF&AM donated reflective Halloween trick-or-treat bags and glow stick necklaces to area school children. The lodge started this annual donation program to youngsters in Pre-K through 5th grade at Vienna Grade School a number of years ago. This year, however, in …

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Shawnee Community College president announces retirement

Shawnee Community College president Dr. Tim Bellamey has announced his intention to retire on April 30, 2017. Dr. Bellamey began his career at SCC as an adjunct instructor in history and government in 1982. He has been a full-time employee since 1985 and held several administrative positions prior to being …

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Blood drive planned at New Simpson Hill School

On Oct. 27, Anthony Tinin, Red Cross representative, spoke before the student body at New Simpson Hill School to kick off their 6th annual blood drive. He made it a point to share with the K-8 student body the importance of their role in making the Nov. 17 blood drive …

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Two men injured in crash

Two Johnson County men received serious injuries from a vehicle crash near Cypress Thursday morning. Randell L. Duke, 64, of Cypress, and Michael Ross, 57, of Vienna were both transported to out-of-state hospitals for treatment of their injuries. The accident occured at around 11:30 a.m. on Route 37 at the …

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ILLINOIS STATE POLICE OFFICER INVOLVED IN MASSAC COUNTY SHOOTING

Editor’s note: The following news release was provided by Illinois State Police District 13 at DuQuoin. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 3, 2016 BROOKPORT, ILLINOIS – On Friday, September 2, 2016, an armed suspect entered a residence in Metropolis at approximately 4:09 p.m., and assaulted a resident. The armed suspect fled on a …

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Regional economic development plan set to be discussed in Vienna

The University of Illinois Extension is hosting an informational session on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of Illinois Extension office located at 208 East Main in Vienna. The informational session will outline the components of a rural regional economic development plan established by …

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Expect delays during road construction

Construction work on U.S. Hwy. 45 in Vienna is expected to begin as early as Monday, Aug. 22, that will likely create some traffic delays. The delays may be worse in the early morning hours and when the two Vienna Schools let out in the afternoons. According to Illinois Department …

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Board mulling possibility of referendum on November ballot

New land proposal opposed at county board meeting By Lucas Wright Support from Johnson County residents has been almost entirely on the side of keeping a new county government office complex on or near the Vienna square, and the citizens might finally get the opportunity to have their voice heard, officially. With …

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Johnson County Sheriff’s Department receives donation for new K9 deputy

By Shannon Woodworth LAKE OF EGYPT — It’s a glimmer of hope for every badge across the nation. At a time when the country’s law enforcement officers face a turmoil of violence, a bright ray of light shined upon the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department last week. It came in the …

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Vienna High School registration set

Vienna High School registration will be held on Wednesday, July 27, from noon to 6 p.m. and Thursday, July 28 from 7 a.m. to noon with makeup days on Wednesday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 9 in the principals office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. A parent or guardian …

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