Monday, July 4, 2022

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Vienna Park Amphitheater Groundbreaking Set for Tuesday

The long-in-development Vienna Community Park amphitheater will begin construction on October 6, at 10 a.m. State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) will be joined by Vienna Mayor Jon Simmons, Forman Depot Director Phil Morris, and engineer Brian Ziegler to break ground on the highly-anticipated project. Senator Fowler helped obtain two grants …

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SCC Education and Talent Search to Host Drive-Thru School Supply Event

The Shawnee Community College Education and Talent Search Program announced today they would be hosting a drive-through school supply for local ETS members. The drive-thru distribution is scheduled for October 6th & 7th from 5:00 -6:30 p.m. on the college’s main campus. The school supply distribution is open to current …

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Shawnee National Forest Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Shawnee National Forest continues its series of special programs to commemorate their 80th Anniversary of being named a national forest. Attendees will learn about Shawnee National Forest history and the many efforts made by dedicated residents of southern Illinois that were instrumental in the creation of the only national forest …

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New Simpson Hill Wins National Award

New Simpson Hill School was awarded the 2020 National Blue Ribbon School Award for “exemplary achievement, closing the gap” school. The school was nominated by the Illinois State Board of Education and was notified through a nationwide video announcement from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday, September …

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COVID-19 cases rise, tied locally to corrections facilities

Confirmed Coronavirus cases have continued to rise in Johnson County and the surrounding region in the last two weeks. Many of the Johnson County cases are tied to outbreaks at a local correctional facility. In county, Shawnee Correctional Center had 50 confirmed active cases among incarcerated individuals and five staff …

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Second Pandemic Relief Food Distribution Event Comes to Vienna

Another free food distribution event will take place Thursday, September 17 at the Vienna City Park at 11:30 a.m. There are no income requirements or any other form of paperwork. One produce and one dairy box will be distributed per vehicle while supplies last.

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VGS Classroom quarantined as Teacher Tests Positive for COVID-19

A fourth grade classroom at Vienna Grade School was closed on Wednesday after a teacher tested positive for COVID-19. “All students who have been deemed a close contact received communication from Southern Seven Health Department today,” said Adam Hanks, VGS Principal in a letter sent home to all parents on …

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United States Postmaster General Louis DeJoy delivers statement

The U.S. Postal Service will play a critical role this year in delivering election mail for millions of voters across the country. There has been a lot of discussion recently about whether the Postal Service is ready, willing and able to meet this challenge. I want to make a few …

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Johnson County Schools Resume Classes

Johnson County schools are set to resume classes this week after months of planning on how best to safely reopen. Governor Pritzker ordered all Illinois Public schools to close for the remainder of the academic year on April 17, cutting the Spring semester short as many districts scrambled to adjust …

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Coach Ron to hold book signing event in Anna

Darla Hannan (Waters), others to be available for signatures Coach Ron Fulenwider will have a book signing August 29 at the First Christian Church off Mallard Lane in Anna. The event will be in conjunction with a fund raising event for a church family member in need of assistance, due …

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