Saturday, December 15, 2018

News

NSH announces attendance winners

New Simspon Hill announced the perfect attendance winners for the month of September. New Simpson Hill rewards students with perfect attendance each month.  Students that have perfect attendance for an entire month are rewarded with an ice cream party to celebrate their accomplishment.   Additionally, those students’ names are entered …

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VGS hosts book fair

Vienna Grade School 5th grade students enjoyed the first day of the book fair on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 10. 

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BGS students take a bite for Great Apple Crunch

Buncombe Grade School took part in Great Lakes Apple Crunch Day on Thurs., Oct. 11 at noon. Places with kids aged K-12, such as schools and hospitals, in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio celebrated this event at the same time.  This event is part of National Farm to …

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Vienna Grade School hosts Fall Festival

VGS students enjoy the Garden Club Night Under the Lights at the Vienna Gade School and Parent-Teacher Organization Fall Festival Thursday night, Oct. 11 The event was held from 5-7 p.m.  The event consisted of a Chicken and Dumpling dinner, the VGS Teachers’ Assocation Book Fair in the Jack Gorden …

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RSVP delivers stuffed toys to Johnson County emergency responders

By Jessica Wettig On Thursday morning, Oct. 11, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Southern Illinois (RSVP) traveled to all 12 counties to deliver stuffed toys to police departments. These included the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, Vienna Police Department and Buncombe Fire Department. RSVP Director Amber Anderson said this …

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Salute to Our Veterans Signup Form

This special pull-out section, published in commemoration of Veteran’s Day, will honor the accomplishments of area men and women who have served our nation in the U.S. armed forces. It will feature the accomplishments of our veterans, both living and deceased, and is designed as a “Keeper Section”. The keeper …

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Goreville School approves 2018 budget

By Jessica Wettig Goreville C.U.S.D. # 1 held their regularly monthly meeting Tues., Sept. 25 at 7p.m., with a budget hearing held before the meeting at 6:45 p.m. Regular meeting are usually held on the last Monday of each month, but the board had previously moved this meeting because of …

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Girl Scouts receive $200 donation

On Saturday, September 22, several Girl Scouts from Troop 8649 and 8970 along with their parents met with Rick Lanham, Sr. Vice Commander of Beggs-Gurley VFW Post 5222, to personally thank them for their generous donation. Those in attendance were: Bri Penrod, Heidi Stapleton(Troop Leader 8649), Tori Bailey, Savana Hinkle, …

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Gambill seeks volunteers for restoration of Gilbert Cemetery

By Jessica Wettig Michelle Gambill, Buncombe, recently took on a project to restore the Gilbert Cemetery, located near Lusk Creek Wilderness in Pope County. Gambill said she was on a hike, when she noticed the sign for the cemetery. When she went into the cemetery, she discovered the place was …

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