Tag Archives: Vienna

VGS presents Once Upon a Mattress

If you thought you knew the story of ‘The Princess and The Pea,’ you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that it may not have been the pea at all …

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James Edward “Jim” Test – Obituary

James Edward “Jim” Test, age 79 years, a resident of rural Vienna, Illinois, passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014, at his home. Jim was born November 16, 1934 in Goreville, Illinois.  He was the son of Benjamin “Bennie” and Lovie May (Pender) Test. Jim was formerly united in marriage to Betsy …

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Vienna man’s body found in well

VIENNA – The body of a Vienna man was discovered Thursday afternoon in a well located on his property on Old Rt. 146 Loop. Officials believe the well cover collapsed underneath him. Jim Test, in his late 70s, had not been seen or heard from by family members for several …

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Body discovered at Vienna park

The Vienna Police Department and Johnson County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the cause of death in the discovery of a female who was found inside a parked vehicle at the Vienna City Park Tuesday afternoon. The identity of the female has not been released pending notification of family. Johnson County …

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James Lukesh – Obituary

James Lukesh, 75, passed away at 3 a.m. on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at his sons’ home in Goreville. James was born on October 13, 1938 in Chicago to Joseph and Marcella (Haukrin) Lukesh.  He married JoAnn Kuhnke on July 4, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. She preceded him in death …

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GRAND CHAIN – A small town refuses to fade into history

By Ila Ulrich, former editor of the Cairo Citizen Grand Chain, Illinois is a small town that at one time boasted restaurants; a movie theater; at least three grocery stores; a farm implement dealership; a train depot; a jail house; taverns; several denominations of Christian churches, an elementary and high …

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V-G’s lineup announced for Saturday’s opener

By Mike McGinnis The Vienna-Goreville High School football team will open its season this Saturday against Johnston City.  Kick-off is set for 1:00 p.m. at Vienna.  Last year, V-G lost to Johnston City in their final regular season game when the Indians kicked a field goal with three seconds to …

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Virginia L. Koerner – Obituary

Virginia L. Koerner, 74, of Vienna, Illinois, passed away Saturday morning, August 10, 2013, at 5:42 a.m. at the Harrisburg Medical Center. Virginia was born August 14, 1938.  She was the daughter of Rudy Hurt and Edna (Vaughn) Hurt. Virginia is survived by her daughter Sharlett Gregory (Michael), of Beaufort, SC., …

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Verla Mae (VanCleve) Harner – Death notice

Verla Mae (VanCleve) Harner, 72, of Vienna, Illinois, passed away Friday morning, August 9, 2013, at 12:50 p.m. (EST) at the home of her daughter Connie Hambrick in Louisville, Kentucky. Funeral arrangements Verla Mae Harner are incomplete at this time at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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Local design firm competing to bring jobs to Johnson County

Shawnee Survey & Consulting Inc., a land surveying and engineering firm headquartered in Vienna, has been a part of Johnson County’s business landscape since it was founded in early 1995. Since that time, the company has gradually built a reputation that they are using now to expand services and create …

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