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Tag Archives: Johnson County

McGinnis named Midwest Conference Woman of the Year

2015 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee Illinois College women’s basketball star Hannah McGinnis, a native of Tunnel Hill, has been named the 2015 Midwest Conference (MWC) Woman of the Year and the league’s nomination for the NCAA Woman of the Year award. Hannah is the daughter of Patti and …

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Three teens involved in ATV accident on Trigg Tower Rd. Tuesday evening

Three area teenagers, ranging in age from 13-15, narrowly escaped major injuries Tuesday evening when the driver of the ATV they were all riding on lost control and crashed in a wooded area near Shawnee National Forest. The incident occurred a little before 6:00 p.m. August 4 near 1160 Trigg Tower Road in northeast …

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New ambulance arrives in Vienna

The Johnson County Ambulance Service will soon have a new ambulance in its fleet. A 2015 Ford 4×4 Trauma Hawk has arrived and is waiting for the installation of radios, other medical equipment, and an inspection from IDOT. Ambulance service coordinator Wendi Bailey said the new unit should be in-service …

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Francis, Ross, Brinkley to compete in rodeo finals

Johnson County will be well represented at the National High School Rodeo Finals again this year. Three Johnson County cowboys have advanced to compete with the best of the best in Rock Springs, Wyoming next month. Tucker Francis, son of Keith “Weiner” and Joey Francis of Tunnel Hill, Tyler Brinkley, …

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Steve Webb elected to national board

Dr. Steve Webb superintendent of Goreville Community Unit School District #1, has been elected to the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Governing Board.  AASA serves as the “national voice for public education and district leadership on Capitol Hill” and is located in Alexandria, Virginia. He begins his term this …

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Ozark man charged with murdering his father

A shooting in Johnson County early Saturday afternoon, May 16, has left an Ozark man dead. And his son is being charged with his murder. Nicholas G. Schapmire, 67, of Ozark died Sunday, May 17, at an Evansville hospital, the day after being shot in the head with a revolver. …

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Future site of new Johnson County Honor Roll announced

After nearly two years of fund raising, design work and planning, the Vienna Beggs-Gurley VFW Post is nearly ready to break ground for a new Johnson County Honor Roll. The VFW is within $10,000 of the original estimated $50,000 cost of the project. Donations are still being accepted at The …

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Georgia L. Holmes – Obituary

Georgia L. Holmes, age 92 years, a former resident of Vienna, passed away Thursday evening, March 5, 2015, at 9:30 p.m. at Southgate Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Metropolis. Georgia was born October 29, 1922 in Bloomfield, Illinois.  She was the daughter of Charles Soper and Lola (Fairless) Soper. In 1943, Georgia …

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Emergency shelter open in Vienna, Illinois

An emergency winter storm shelter is open for stranded travelers crossing Johnson County, Illinois. Fellowship Baptist Church located on Senior Ave., in Vienna, is now open to anyone seeking shelter to ride out tonight’s snowstorm. Stranded travelers can call the Johnson County Sheriff’s office at 618-658-8264 or 911 for assistance to the …

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VGS “Betas, Rockin’ the Country” with sixteen awards

The Vienna Grade School Junior Beta Club attended the State Junior Beta Convention in Springfield on February 9 and 10.  The theme of this year’s convention was “Betas, Rockin’ the Country.”  Twenty-six members of the club attended the two-day event. Throughout the convention, students competed in both academic and artistic …

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