Tuesday, December 6, 2022

News

Local school Christmas programs set

Several Johnson County Schools have holiday music programs planned. Buncombe Grade School’s Christmas Concert is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12 at 6:30 p.m. New Simpson Hill’s Christmas Concert is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Junior high band, choir, beginning band and kindergarten through third grade will be …

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Cypress Elementary School Homecoming

Cypress Elementary School held its annual homecoming ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 5. Homecoming King  Mason Poland and Queen Harmony Womack are pictured with their court. From left, seventh grade attendants Lily Moore and Sean Acree, queen candidate Brady Rudluff, retiring king Evan Gurley, queen candidate Taylor Penrod, king candidate Christian …

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Vienna students named Illinois State Scholars

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission, ISAC, has announced the names of the 2017-18 Illinois State Scholars. This year’s recipients join the ranks of other exceptional Illinois high school students honored with this prestigious designation. Three students from Vienna High School were named Illinois State Scholars. They are Sydney Charles, Alena …

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Donations being taken in Vienna for Gatlinburg fire victims

By Lindsey Rae Vaughn Don Cook of Grantsburg is helping those affected by the wildfires in Gatlinburg in a big way. He has a semi-trailer in Vienna City Park collecting donations for those who have lost everything. At first, Cook said he had a hard time finding a place that …

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Join Santa for breakfast

Vienna Grade School Beta Club is hosting its annual ‘Breakfast with Santa’ on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. All kids are welcome. The cost is $5 per child if pre-registered by Thursday, Dec. 1. The cost will be $7 at the door.  Admission includes donuts and milk …

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Preparing for giant bicycle

Vienna City Works Department employees began Monday on the construction of the foundation that will support a giant 20-foot bicycle at the city park. Manufacturing of the big-wheel bicycle has been completed by Shawnee Correctional Center Industries and will hopefully soon become another tourist attraction to the Tunnel Hill State …

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Hunsaker Light Show begins Thanksgiving Day

The annual Hunsaker Light Show is scheduled to run every evening from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning Thanksgiving Day (weather permitting). On Saturday, Dec. 3, Santa will arrive at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate the season. The public is invited to come see Santa, share a cup of hot chocolate …

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New website for Vienna High School, old yearbooks now online

Vienna High School has announced that its presence on the world wide web (www.viennahighschool.com) has undergone a much needed renovation. The website offers all of the content and resources that the previous one did, which has served the community for over 15 years, with some new features. Superintendent Joshua W. …

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Secretary of State offices closed for Thanksgiving

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced that all offices and facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of Thanksgiving. Facilities open Tuesday to Saturday will reopen on Saturday, Nov. 26. Offices and facilities open Monday to Friday will reopen on Monday, Nov. …

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Work begins on Veterans Memorial

Construction of the new Johnson County Veterans Honor Roll Memorial started Monday morning in the front lawn of the Vienna Carnegie Library. Matt Endrizzi, owner of Endrizzi Construction and Landscaping is donating his time and equipment to build a 32-foot diameter concrete slab base. The base will support six verticle …

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