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Police investigating Thursday morning crash on Rt. 146

The Illinois State Police  and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene of this crash that happened Thursday, Oct. 11 at around 7:25 a.m. The accident occurred on Illinois Route 146 approximately 2 mile east of the Johnson/Union County line near Pleasant Grove Church. Lindsey Goddard, 19, of Dongola …

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Vienna man sentenced to 5 years

October 10, 2012 – Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced yesterday that Leslie K. Smith (DOB 09-15-1954), of 2285 Old Metropolis Road in Vienna has been sentenced to five (5) years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on a charge of Criminal Sexual Assault, a Class 1 Felony. …

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Pictorial history book available for pick up

After months of anticipation, “A Pictorial History of Johnson County, Second Edition – 2012, The Bicentennial Year” is now available. Thank you for your for the patience! All pre-orders have been set aside, with a list of the purchasers. Mail orders were shipped Friday, October 5, 2012. The few that are …

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A Pictorial History Second Edition Available Now!

  A Pictorial History of Johnson County, Second Edition- “2012, The Bicentennial Year” are now available! Stop by The Vienna Times office and pick up your copy today! Or, click on the advertisement located on the right side of this page to order online. Watch for our booth at the …

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Bicentennial, parade, fireworks featured at annual Fall Festival

The Johnson County Fall Festival will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 4-6 at the Vienna City Park. The 2012 festival will in part celebrate Johnson County’s 200th anniversary. The Johnson County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Vienna will host this year’s event. Many other sponsors are …

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Stolen Pope County school bus recovered in Johnson County

  Pope County Schools retrieved their stolen bus Tuesday morning after it was reported sitting in the parking lot of Yarbor’s Convenience Store, more than 30 miles from where it was reported missing early Monday morning. Pope County Sheriff Jerry Suits said his department has a person of interest but …

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Walker Home Supply building in Goreville brought down

The Walker Home Supply building was demolished today to make way for a new Family Dollar parking lot and business, which is slated for construction later this fall.  Dozens of people were out on Broadway watching the demolition and many said they were “sad” to see it go. Vernon Bell, a …

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Judge grants union request

By Isaac Smith Alexander County First Circuit Judge Charles C. Cavaness again sided with the unions Tuesday morning in Cairo when he granted the temporary restraining order the group had requested. Tuesday’s hearing was scheduled after Steven Bierig, the arbitrator handling the grievances filed by the American Federation of State, …

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Fire danger still high!

A series of three fires in less than 24 hours has kept local firefighters busy around the county. A brush fire Tuesday night, in a power-line right of way within the Shawnee National Forest (SNF), resulted in minor damage to the forestland thanks to local fire departments. Vienna Fire Department …

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Massive fracks in Illinois: Speculation or reality?

By Susan Odum, Extension Educator, Community Economic Development, University of Illinois Extension If you have been keeping up with current events, you most likely are aware that energy company representatives are researching land records at our local courthouses and working to secure oil and gas leases from mineral rights owners …

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