Monday, July 16, 2018

News

Sheriff’s office, ambulance service, ESDA: Agencies release eclipse safety announcements

Johnson County emergency services agencies this week are releasing eclipse safety announcements. The announcements come as local officials prepare for an Aug. 21 total solar eclipse. The eclipse is expected to bring thousands of visitors to Southern Illinois, where the period of totality for the eclipse will last the longest. …

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IL-146 closed Aug. 23-24

IL-146 will be closed on Aug. 23 and 24 at the I-57 overpass in Union County. The reason for this closure is to erect and set the beams for the I-57 southbound structure over IL-146. For safety reasons IDOT cannot allow traffic underneath this operation, therefore a closure is necessary. …

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Eight vehicle crash injures several, unnknown good Samaritans save lives

An eight vehicle, semi involved personal injury traffic crash occurred on Friday, Aug. 4 at 12:08 p.m. The accident took place on Interstate 24 in the west bound lane at mile post 1.5 in Johnson County. All involved vehicles, excluding a Peterbilt, driven by Nathan Fast, 37, of Byron, Minnesota, …

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Residents asked to prepare for solar eclipse

Johnson County Sheriff Charles Harner would like to warn residents about the total solar eclipse and the weekend prior to it. Johnson County is expecting high volumes of traffic the weekend of Aug. 18-21. The total solar eclipse takes place on Monday, Aug. 21. Go shopping for groceries, prescription medication, …

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Family Counseling Center Inc. fundraising raffle deemed success

Family Counseling Center Inc. recently held a fundraising raffle in response to lack of state funds. On Wednesday, Aug. 2, the winners were drawn at Harper Ford in Vienna. First place winner was Christopher Reed of Eddyville. He won a 2016 Ford Focus. The second place winner of a seven …

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Vienna Scouts attend National Jamboree

Vienna Scout Troop 41 had two scouts to attend the 2017 Boy Scout National Jamboree at the Summit Bechtel Scout Reservation in Glen Jean, WV. Alex Miller and Andy Waters, both of Vienna attended the ten day Jamboree. The Boy Scout National Jamboree is held every four years. There were …

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Stafford meets with state officials

Vienna High School Superintendent Joshua Stafford attended a meeting in Governor Rauner’s office with Education Secretary Beth Purvis, Senator Dale Fowler and several other school leaders from around the state. In this meeting Stafford and others were asked about state school funding. The state has passed a budget that includes …

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Lodge to host fish fry

Vienna Masonic Lodge #150 and Egyptian Chapter #30 O.E.S. will be hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017. Serving will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Masonic Temple, located at 1615 Old Route 146 Loop, Vienna. The menu features deep-fried fish filets, hush puppies, …

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JCYL receives donation

Just Chill Sno Cups and More food truck, which began operating from the Goreville Village Park in May, recently made a $375 donation to the Johnson County Youth League. Food truck owners, Dale and Monica Russell, wanted to help out the youth program and did so by donating 10 percent …

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What to expect when you’re expecting a total solar eclipse

From the University of Illinois The solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, will truly be an American Eclipse because everyone in North America will see at least a partial eclipse. In the continental U.S. the lowest partial eclipse will be 48% in the northern tip of Maine. Although the entire …

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