Johnson County

The 2017 Illinois spring trout fishing season is set to open Saturday, April 1, at 52 ponds, lakes and streams throughout the state.   Southern Illinois trout fishing locations include: The Mount Vernon Game Farm Pond in Jefferson County. The Ferne Clyffe State Park lake near Goreville in Johnson...
Taxes, University of Illinois Extension activities, tourism and the hiring of a human resources administrator were on the agenda at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, March 10, at the Union County Courthouse. Supervisor of...
The Healthy Southern Seven Region Coalition announced the locations of four prescription drug take back programs in its region where unused prescription and over-the-counter medications can be safely disposed. Johnson County Goreville Professional Pharmacy at 901 S. Broadway in Goreville. The phone...
Economic growth and development efforts were addressed at last week’s regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners. The meeting was Friday morning, Feb. 10, at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The county board welcomed Mike Stegle, Candy Eastwood and Tabitha Smith to the...
University of Illinois Extension plans to present a tomato workshop on Friday, Feb. 24, in Vienna. The workshop is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the Johnson County Extension office. The cost is $5. The workshop will be presented by Extension educators. Seating is limited. For more information,...
Rural Health Inc., RHI, is offering scholarship opportunities to students at area schools.  RHI offers health care services in Union, Johnson and Massac counties. Services which are offered include ob/gyn, medical, dental and psychiatry.   RHI is funding and administering eight health care...
Surveys of calling frogs and toads will be the focus of an upcoming meeting which is planned in the area. Volunteers are needed to assist with the surveys. Those who may be interested in volunteering are invited to attend an orientation session which is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, at the...
Twenty-four Illinois Schoolyard Habitat Action Grants have been awarded from the fall 2016 application period. A total of $20,227.82 will be distributed.  Grant recipients were announced recently by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, and the Illinois Conservation Foundation, ICF....
Illinois State Police District 22 interim commander Lt. Michael Alvey has announced activity and enforcement figures for calendar year 2016.   Troopers in District 22, which includes Union, Pulaski, Alexander, Johnson, Massac, Pope and Hardin counties in Southern Illinois, recorded 16,624 incidents...
The August 2017 solar eclipse which will be seen in the region is slated to be the focus of an upcoming meeting for area businesses. The Southernmost Illinois Delta Empowerment Zone, SIDEZ, is partnering with Illinois Small Business Development Center at Shawnee Community College to host the...

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