Thursday, November 26, 2020

News

Francis, Ross, Brinkley to compete in rodeo finals

Johnson County will be well represented at the National High School Rodeo Finals again this year. Three Johnson County cowboys have advanced to compete with the best of the best in Rock Springs, Wyoming next month. Tucker Francis, son of Keith “Weiner” and Joey Francis of Tunnel Hill, Tyler Brinkley, …

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Vienna High School completes restructuring of administration

Vienna High School superintendent Joshua W. Stafford has finalized plans with the board of education in restructuring the administrative team at the school.  Stafford is serving as the superintendent/principal and has named two individuals to serve as deans administering instruction and students. Both dean positions were unanimously approved by the …

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Steve Webb elected to national board

Dr. Steve Webb superintendent of Goreville Community Unit School District #1, has been elected to the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Governing Board.  AASA serves as the “national voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill” and is located in Alexandria, Virginia. He begins his term this …

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Ameren Illinois continuing major upgrades to region’s energy delivery network

Ameren Illinois continues to make electric infrastructure upgrades to improve the reliability and performance of its energy delivery systems for residential and business customers throughout Southern Illinois. The company is investing an additional $4.4 million in 2015 and the improvements will be placed into service by the end of the …

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Update on Johnson County’s fatal crash

A Dawson Springs, KY man was killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northern Johnson County Wednesday morning. Three other people received major injuries and transported to area hospitals. The crash was originally reported to Saline County 911 and then transferred to Johnson County’s 911 network at approximately 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, May …

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Five reported injured in Goreville crash

A Tuesday afternoon two-vehicle accident in Goreville injured as many as five people, according to local authorities. Johnson County emergency personnel were called to the scene of a possible head-on collision in front of Goreville Express on North Broadway a little past 4 p.m.  The scene remained active for more than an …

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Schapmire has first appearance, bond set at $250,000

The Johnson County State’s Attorney has charged Dennis Fredrick Michael Schapmire in the shooting death of Nicholas G. Schapmire, which occurred in rural Johnson County on May 16, 2015. On May 18, 2015, the defendant had his first appearance before the Honorable James R. Williamson. At this first appearance, the …

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Ozark man charged with murdering his father

A shooting in Johnson County early Saturday afternoon, May 16, has left an Ozark man dead. And his son is being charged with his murder. Nicholas G. Schapmire, 67, of Ozark died Sunday, May 17, at an Evansville hospital, the day after being shot in the head with a revolver. …

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Correctional employees picket for safer working conditions at Vienna Center

By Mike Kolb Employees of Vienna Correctional Facility picketed outside the prison Monday afternoon to make a stand for safety and morale. Union president Mike Turner explained, “This is about staff safety and morale.” The inciting incident that drove the union to make a public stand occurred a few weeks …

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Nelson, Taylor plead guilty on recent charges

Matthew Nelson and William Ryan Taylor were sentenced to prison Monday, April 20, for their involvement in a series of criminal activities in Johnson County on March 31, 2015. Nelson and Taylor, along with Elizabeth Messemore, were arrested and held on multiple charges after fleeing from police in a stolen …

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