Friday, April 23, 2021

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New Simpson Hill Wins National Award

New Simpson Hill School was awarded the 2020 National Blue Ribbon School Award for “exemplary achievement, closing the gap” school. The school was nominated by the Illinois State Board of Education and was notified through a nationwide video announcement from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday, September …

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COVID-19 cases rise, tied locally to corrections facilities

Confirmed Coronavirus cases have continued to rise in Johnson County and the surrounding region in the last two weeks. Many of the Johnson County cases are tied to outbreaks at a local correctional facility. In county, Shawnee Correctional Center had 50 confirmed active cases among incarcerated individuals and five staff …

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VGS Classroom quarantined as Teacher Tests Positive for COVID-19

A fourth grade classroom at Vienna Grade School was closed on Wednesday after a teacher tested positive for COVID-19. “All students who have been deemed a close contact received communication from Southern Seven Health Department today,” said Adam Hanks, VGS Principal in a letter sent home to all parents on …

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Johnson County Schools Resume Classes

Johnson County schools are set to resume classes this week after months of planning on how best to safely reopen. Governor Pritzker ordered all Illinois Public schools to close for the remainder of the academic year on April 17, cutting the Spring semester short as many districts scrambled to adjust …

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Coach Ron to hold book signing event in Anna

Darla Hannan (Waters), others to be available for signatures Coach Ron Fulenwider will have a book signing August 29 at the First Christian Church off Mallard Lane in Anna. The event will be in conjunction with a fund raising event for a church family member in need of assistance, due …

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Frequently-asked questions regarding vote by mail

The Vienna Times consulted the Johnson County Clerk and Election Authority, as well as guidance provided from the Illinois State Board of Elections in compiling this list of frequently-asked questions regarding vote by mail. Do I have to vote by mail? Voting by mail is not necessary or required. SB1863 …

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SCC teams up with The Vienna Times for free subscription drawing

Shawnee Community College partnered with the Vienna Times to offer three print subscriptions for one year to the winners of a drawing. Joe Emery of Vienna, Brook Shoemaker of Vienna and William David Oliver of Grantsburg were the lucky winners. Submissions were accepted via a form in each issue of …

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