Sunday, December 8, 2019

News

Athletes give sneak preview during ‘Meet the Eagles’

By Ryan Wright Vienna High School hosted their annual “Meet The Eagles” event on Saturday, Nov. 12 with a big crowd attending. The event got off to a great start by introduction of all the winter sports teams in a blacked out gymnasium and with a projected light shining just …

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Community blood drive set in Vienna

The Vienna Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, Nov. 21, at Fellowship Baptist Church from noon until 6 p.m. Donors will be treated to pumpkin pie, Mike’s chili, and other goodies. This will be the last blood drive for the year. As the holidays approach, there is always …

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Pope County Deer Festival is this weekend

The Golconda Rotary Club will present the 56th  Annual Pope County Deer Festival in Golconda, Nov. 16-19. A community church service is planned at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Tim Green from Gospel Mission will open the service, followed by a musical program, led by Ken Barger. The Rotary …

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Third Tunnel Hill 100/50 mile runs planned this weekend

Known in the running world as the fastest and most scenic trail in the northern hemisphere, the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Johnson County will be the site for the third running of the Tunnel Hill 100 mile and 50 mile runs on Saturday, Nov. 12. The races will begin …

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Flag Raising/Salute to Veteran’s at Vienna High School planned

Vienna High School will be hosting a Flag Raising/Salute to Veteran’s on Thursday, Nov. 10, starting at 1:30 p.m.  Veterans are asked to attend for a special recognition and everyone in the community is invited to come and join all of the students in participating in this event.  Local veteran Richard Brumley will be speaking and the Beggs-Gurley VFW …

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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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