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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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Bailey Funeral Home to hold 22nd Annual Holiday Service virtually

Bailey Funeral Home will hold the 22nd annual Holiday Service of Remembrance on Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. The service will be a virtual event, live-streamed from the Bailey Funeral Home Facebook page. The service will also be archived for later viewing.

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Former Deputy Harner Found Guilty of Reckless Homicide, Aggravated DUI

Former Johnson County Sheriff’s Deputy Cyle W. Harner was found guilty of one count of Reckless Homicide while operating a motor vehicle, one count of Aggravated DUI resulting in an accident causing the death of an individual and one count of aggravated DUI resulting in an accident causing great bodily …

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Public Health Officials Announce Tier Three Resurgence Mitigations to Take Effect Statewide on Friday

With a new wave of COVID-19 surging across the state of Illinois, the Midwest and the nation, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced additional COVID-19 resurgence mitigations will take effect in every region across the state in an attempt to slow the spread …

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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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Additional Free COVID-19 Mobile Testing Sites Announced

State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is encouraging residents to get tested at one of the mobile COVID-19 testing sites operating in October. This weekend, four mobile sites will be offering testing to residents in Saline, Pulaski, Johnson, and Alexander counties. Individuals with or without symptom can be tested. Testing will …

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Johnson County Commissioners Approve Budget for County Government Complex

Johnson County Board Chairman Gary Brumley called to order the regular meeting of the Johnson County Board of Commissioners at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13. The first topic, under unfinished business, was the definite figure for the amount of money to borrow for the new county government building complex. …

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