Sunday, December 15, 2019

News

Judge Williamson elected chief judge

The Circuit Judges of the First Judicial Circuit have elected a new chief judge, effective May 9, 2014. Johnson County Presiding Circuit Judge James Williamson was elected to fill the post after his predecessor, Circuit Judge Mark H. Clarke, announced he would not seek another term as Chief Judge. Judge …

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Hinton elected SIEA president

Lonnie Hinton, publisher of The Vienna Times and Goreville Gazette, was elected president of the Southern Illinois Editorial Association (SIEA) Friday, April 25, during the organization’s annual spring meeting at Giant City Lodge. He replaces outgoing president Gary Metro, editor of the Southern Illinoisan, in the one-year term as president.  …

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VGS presents Once Upon a Mattress

If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all …

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SMTD breaks ground in Vienna

Shawnee Mass Transit District (SMTD) broke ground Wednesday afternoon, April 9, 2014, for their new 10,000 sq. ft. administrative and maintenance facility to be constructed in Johnson County 2000, Inc.’s technology park located on the east side of Vienna. Construction of the $2.2 million project is expected to get underway …

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Shawnee Mass Transit District (SMTD) broke ground Wednesday afternoon, April 9, 2014, for their new 10,000 sq. ft. administrative and maintenance facility to be constructed in Johnson County 2000, Inc.’s technology park located on the east side of Vienna. Construction of the $2.2 million project is expected to get underway …

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VHS business students take top honors

Vienna High School Business Students took First Place at Shawnee Business Skills Competition on Thursday, March 27.  VHS took home 20 awards, including the Business Student of the Year award, which was awarded to Senior Lucas Wright. Vienna High School Business Teachers Joan Clayton and Drew Lawrence, along with Technology Coordinator …

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Johnson County to nominate a new sheriff after 40 years

Johnson County residents will, or have, cast their vote on many important issues in tomorrow’s, March 18, 2014, primary election, including a new sheriff. Sheriff Elry Faulkner plans to retire at the end of his current term ending December 1, after serving Johnson County for 40 years, with very little …

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Opponents of ballot initiative announce formation of committee

Update Feb. 21:  After first publishing this article with the headline “Proponents for fracking announce formation of committee,” the Times was contacted for a correction as the committee emphasized they are neither “for” nor “against” fracking: First, we made it really clear that our group has nothing to do with …

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Randy J. Dunn to head Southern Illinois University

The SIU Board of Trustees announced Monday that Dr. Randy J. Dunn has been chosen to serve as the eighth President of Southern Illinois University. Randal Thomas, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, called Dunn’s selection an important step in the continuation of the proud history of the SIU system. …

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Johnson County prepares for March primaries

Johnson County will hold its 2014 primary elections March 18 for treasurer, sheriff, clerk, commissioner and other state and federal positions all on the ballot. Voters will also decide on two ballot initiatives with one regarding electrical aggregation in the county and the other seeking to ban hydraulic fracturing. “Primaries …

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