Wednesday, September 23, 2020

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Pritzker to extend stay-at-home order, school closures through April 30

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com K-12 schools will remain closed and a stay-at-home order for Illinoisans will remain in place through April 30, as Gov. JB Pritzker announced during his daily COVID-19 briefing Tuesday that he plans on extending those orders on Wednesday. Pritzker’s office said businesses permitted …

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With schools closed, area staff, volunteers work hard to feed students

While a picture is worth a thousand words, there are times that it still does not get the job done. “This is just a snapshot of a loving, caring, and dedicated community!” VHS Superintendent Josh Stafford said, sharing photo of the Vienna High School cafeteria packed with staff and stacked …

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IHSA Announces Tournament Updates Related to COVID-19

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) announced on March 12, 2020 that it will significantly limit attendance at the remaining games in the 2020 IHSA Boys Basketball State Series, as well as at other IHSA events, to preemptively reduce the potential spread of COVID-19. The decision comes after consultation with …

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Reminder: Community Meeting, Tuesday, 5:30pm

School Reorganization Feasibility Study Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 26th, 5:30pm, in the Vienna High School Media Center an informational community meeting on the school reorganization feasibility study will be held. The study will include Buncombe, Cypress, New Simpson Hill, Vienna, and Vienna. The consultants conducting the study will be presenting initial …

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Grantsburg man killed, ISP investigating

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is investigating the death of Brandon F. Bullock, a 43 year old male of Grantsburg, IL. On July 8, 2019 at approximately 6:00 P.M., the Illinois State Police and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a rural Grantsburg, IL address for a death investigation.  The …

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Governor awards grant to improve Vienna City Park

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Tuesday morning that $28.9 million in grants for 89 local projects that will help communities acquire open space and develop and improve recreational facilities throughout Illinois. One of those is a $360,000 grant for improvements at Vienna City Park. “Investments in Illinois’ local parks makes …

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Vienna Lady Rams claim regional crown, headed to state

Start spreading the news: the Vienna Lady Rams junior high basketball team is headed to the state tournament. The Lady Rams won the Southern Illinois Junior High School Athletic Association Class M Region 2 Tournament over the weekend by downing Eldorado 44-33 in the regional championship game Saturday afternoon. Vienna …

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Vienna native named acting interim director for new SCC Vienna Center

Shawnee Community College President Peggy Bradford has selected Teale Betts as Acting Interim Director of the Shawnee Community College Vienna Center. The Vienna Center located within Vienna High School will officially open for the Spring 2019 semester on January 17, 2019, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house beginning at …

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County officials take oath at Swearing-In Ceremony

Newly elected county officials took oath Monday morning, Dec. 3, at the Swearing-In Ceremony at the courtroom annex. Pictured Back Row (L-R): Johnson County Clerk/Recorder Robin Harper-Whitehead, Johnson County Commissioner Jason Taylor, Johnson County Assessor Danell Mott, Johnson County Sheriff Pete Sopczak, and Johnson County Treasurer Brent Williams. Pictured Front: …

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Dairy Queen acquires two additional owners

By Jessica Wettig Scott Coleman welcomed two new business partners last week to share ownership at the Vienna Dairy Queen. Coleman is from Southeast Missouri, and purchased the restaurant from Chester and Ann Lawrence in June 2011. One owner, Nick Myers, 23, is the son of David and Connie Folsom. …

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