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Tag Archives: Vienna

Thousands expected in area this weekend for second running of Tunnel Hill 100/50 mile runs

Story & photos by Lonnie Hinton© Known in the running world as the fastest and most scenic trail in the northern hemisphere, the Tunnel Hill State Trail in Johnson County will be the site for the second running of the Tunnel Hill 100 mile and 50 mile runs Saturday, Nov. …

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Lt. Governor Sanguinetti visits Johnson County

Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti made a surprise visit to Max Creek Antiques in Vienna late Thursday afternoon, Aug. 27, as shop owner Carol Gerdes was closing her shop on the square. Sanguinetti stopped in the antique shop after touring the historic Johnson County courthouse, located across the street. She was then …

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Vienna to host first ‘Mud Race in the Ball Park’ September 5

“It’s speed.” That’s how promoter Hugh Crockarell of 4WD Race Promotions described the upcoming ‘First Annual Mud Race in the Ball Park’ that will take place Saturday, September 5, at 7 p.m. in the Vienna Ball Park. Racers will gather from all over to battle to see who has the fastest …

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Katie Hook releases new children’s book

Katie Hook of Vienna recently released her new children’s book, Momma Loves You. This touching bedtime story teaches children about sharing the deep love of Christ. Inspired by watching her own children’s budding relationships with Jesus, Katie Hook felt compelled to write this sweet story, as she hoped to empower …

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Ronald Dwayne Hennel – Death notice

Ronald Dwayne Hennel, age 68, a resident of the Boles community, passed away Tuesday, August 11, 2015, at his home. Ronald was born December 6, 1946 in Greene County Illinois. He was the son of Harry F. and Sybil L. (Bridgewater) Hennel. Ronald is survived by 2 brothers – Ted …

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Larry Mizell named board president of new ROE

Larry Mizell, of rural Simpson, has been named board president of Franklin-Johnson-Massac-Williamson Regional Board of School Trustees. Regional Office of Education superintendent Matt Donkin announced Mizell’s appointment after the completion of the re-organizational meeting Friday, August 7. Also seated on the newly formed ROE Board of Trustees were John Gardner …

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FERNE CLYFFE STATE PARK, THEN AND NOW

By Dixie Terry Nearly everyone in Johnson County has visited Ferne Clyffe State Park at Goreville. And, for those who haven’t, make a point to drive through and take a look. It is especially beautiful in the early spring and fall, and you are bound to see some wildlife any …

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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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Vienna member elected to VFW Ladies Auxiliary National position

JoLynn Altvatter of Vienna, Ill., a member of Beggs-Gurley Auxiliary #5222, attended the 102nd National Convention of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the U.S. held July 18-22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Pa. The convention marks the beginning of her two-year …

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