Thursday, January 20, 2022

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VGS Student Raises $800 for Family of Crash Victim

Lilee Black, 10, of Vienna presented Juanita Baker last week with an $800 check for the family of Aidan Baker. Baker was killed in a crash in October. Lilee herself made and sold bracelets for the fundraiser, making over 150 bracelets and collecting donations. Lilee is the child of Jared …

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Judge Williamson Retires After a Lifetime of Public Service

By Jordan McBride After 42 years on the bench, the Honorable Judge James R. Williamson’s last day as Johnson County Circuit Judge was Monday, November 30, 2020. Judge Williamson leaves behind him a legacy of judicial accomplishments and a lifetime of service to the people of Johnson County. On the …

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County Officials Sworn In

Newly elected county officials took oath their oath of office Tuesday morning, December 1, at the swearing-in ceremony at the Johnson County Courthouse. The honorable Judge Cord Wittig, of Massac County, presided over the ceremony, remarking that the Johnson County’s circuit judge-elect, Sarah Tripp, is set to take office next …

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I’ve Never Been This Age Before!

By Rosemary O’Keefe Hello! The virus scare and my health have not been too trying for me to stay in; however, I do miss the interaction I often had as I got out and about. I recently had an at-home experience that gave me a philosophical and humorous review of …

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Shawnee Worship Center Hosts Drive-Up Food Giveaway

Last month, Shawnee Worship Center in Vienna partnered with Molina Healthcare to donate hundreds of bags of food to local families. Just before Thanksgiving, around a dozen volunteers worked to hand out 400 bags of food. Each tote contained enough food for several meals. The process was contactless, with each …

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Food Availability Not in Question Ahead of Holiday Season 

By Illinois Farm Bureau With concerns resurfacing over possible food shortages, a study from a national farm group found the supply chain is as resilient as ever – and it’s showing up in the form of lower prices for many traditional Thanksgiving dinner ingredients.  This year, the American Farm Bureau …

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Vienna Featured in Policy Work

The 2019-2020 Class of Stand Policy Fellows includes five Vienna High School students; Shaylee Eaves, Karlie Glisson, Kirstan Goines, Reagan Lyn Johnson, and Emma Wells, as well as school superintendent Josuha Stafford. They were joined by their counterparts from across the state in a policy focus on dual credit access …

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