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Meyer defeats incumbent commissioner, Harner to replace Sheriff Faulkner

Voters turn down sales tax for new complex Election Day in Johnson County featured a highly contested race for County Commissioner.  Fred Meyer won, beating out incumbent Jeff Mears, with just under 58% of the vote.  His immediate response to the news he had won was, “I am very proud.  …

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The Talon is in The Vienna Times this week

Pick up your print copy of The Vienna Times this week that includes the first edition of Vienna High School’s student newspaper ‘The Talon’, produced by Johnson County students. This week’s Times includes 38 pages of ‘good read’ and great bargains from area businesses. It also includes fantastic bargains offered from …

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Two vehicle crash sends one to hospital

Debbie Newton, of Vienna, was transported to a Paducah hospital Tuesday morning, October 21, with minor injuries after being involved in a car accident. The accident happened on East Vine St., in front of Thomas Liquor and Gas in Vienna, at approximately 8:00 a.m. One lane of traffic was blocked …

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Tire damage extends beyond Main Street

UPDATED Oct. 12, 2:00 p.m. Twelve tires reported destroyed – The Vienna Police Department is offering a cash reward for any information leading to an arrest and conviction of perpetrator(s) involved in a series of vehicle damage reports made Saturday. As many as 12 tires were punctured sometime late Friday night or …

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Special meeting set to discuss county office complex

The Johnson County Board of Commissioners have called for a special meeting to discuss “county land purchase and new county complex”. The meeting will be held Wednesday, October 1, at 11:00 a.m. County Clerk Robin Harper-Whitehead said she is not sure if the meeting will be in the courtroom annex, …

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Occupants escape serious injuries in crash near Goreville Saturday afternoon

Illinois State Police are investigating the cause of this accident that happened at around 3:45 this afternoon on Interstate 24, mile post 9, in Johnson County. A Firebird, traveling east on the interstate, ended up wedged under a semi-tractor trailer also heading east. When emergency personnel arrived, everyone was safely …

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Marsha Hayes recognized by state office

Marsha Hayes, Family Resources Developer program manager/case manager, for Family Counseling Center, Inc. in Vienna, received the Family Driven Care Award  from the State of Illinois, Division of Mental Health – Child and Adolescent Services. Judy Hutchinson, Family Consumer Specialist, from the Division presented the award to Hayes Tuesday afternoon, …

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Bogus Woolsey letter mailed to Johnson County mineral lessors

Many Johnson County residents that had previously signed mineral leases to Woolsey Energy Corporation recently received a letter stating the lease agreement has been terminated. The letter, like the one pictured here, received by Freddie Meyer of Vienna, was printed on company letterhead, dated September 2, 2014, and claims to …

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Recycle program in limbo

The Vienna recycling bin was removed from the city park last week, pending possible restructuring of the DOC program. According to Vienna city officials, the Department of Corrections is in the process of re-evaluating the program that utilizes inmates in the sorting process. It is not known at this time …

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County board approves site for administration building

The Johnson County board of commissioners held its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, Aug. 25, in Vienna. One of the primary items on the agenda was approval of a site for the new county office complex. The board has for several months now been reviewing recommendations, considering costs and construction …

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