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4th Annual Mercer County 911 Remembrance Ride
September 9, 2017
The 4th Annual Mercer County 911 Remembrance Ride begins in Alexis at 9am and ends in Viola at the Cross Roads of Mercer County.

The Ride is approximately 100 miles with stops at most all of the towns in Mercer County.

The Viola Fire Department will host an Ending Ceremony in honor of the ride. There will be food an entertainment and a good time for all.

A full poster about the ride is in the photo gallery/Around the Village album. 911 Remembrance Ride

Don't miss out!

Village Board Meeting, Village Hall.
August 7, 2017
Your Village Board meets the first Monday of every month at 7pm, except when the Monday is a holiday.

The Water & Sewer Committee meets on the last Monday of the Month.

Come on up and watch your representatives in action.

Approved minutes from the Village Board meetings are contained in the Village Board Minutes album of the Photo Gallery

Doin's In & Around Viola
July 6, 2017
What's happening in and around the Village?

7 August: Village Board Meeting, 7 pm, Village Hall.

9 August, 6:30pm Water Committee Meeting, Village Hall

16 Aug: Cemetery Committee/Board monthly meeting, 2 PM, Village Cemetery Chapel

9 September 4th Annual Mercer County Remembrance Ride. Full poster in Photo Album

Viola Community Food Pantry - Methodist Church, 1st Tuesday of the month: 9 - 11am; 3rd Thurs of the month: 1-6pm. Visit the Community Food Pantry on Facebook.

Second [yes! 'Second'] Cemetery Newsletter available in photo gallery along with the gravesite map. New Newsletter New cemetery map kiosk at cemetery entrance. Cemetery FaceBook page available at

Full posters loaded into the Around the Village Photo Gallery Album

Wanted: Partners at the Crossroads.
July 22, 2017
Are you or your business looking for a space to base your new or existing location? Looking for some place to move your idea out of your basement or garage?

The Village of Viola is planning a business incubator near The Crossroads on Rt. 17 and is looking for interested tenants.

If this sounds like something your or your business would have an interest in, please call (309) 596-2513, eMail or snag any member of the Public Grounds or Local Improvements committees.

2014 Cemetery Ordinance and Map in Photo Gallery
June 7, 2017

The revised Cemetery Ordinance for 2014 has been added to the Photo Gallery in the Village Ordinance album. Sections of interest are the guidelines for monuments, decorations and landscaping, clean up dates and fees for location, opening and disinternment.

A link to the latest cemetery map with names is located on the page. Wait for it to load; it takes awhile.

A complete map of the cemetery with names, lot numbers and maps has been added to the photo gallery. It is on the second page, toward the bottom.

The Map contains pages listing names of those buried in the cemetery, maps of the gravesites and cross references between the two.

You will need Microsoft Excel to open the map.

Any questions, please call the Sexton [phone number on the page.

A new and enlarged map of the cemetery has been mounted on the new free standing kiosk at the gateway to the cemetery.

The donation box is still located by the chapel.

Reporting Stray Dogs and Cats
June 1, 2017
If you wish to report a stray animal, please call the Viola Village Police first [309.596.4111] or e-mail Officer David Perry [].

It is best to start with our local officer as it costs the Village [and you] less to corral the animal than having the County Animal Control do it. Mercer County Animal Control charges a yearly membership fee AND a fee for each animal.

Your Village Board has decided to save the fees by handling the strays locally.

Of course, if this is an emergency and you cannot reach Officer Tom, please dial 911.

Village Cemetery FaceBook Page Available
December 6, 2016
The Village of Viola Cemetery has its own FaceBook page at

This is the place to check out the rules and regs for the cemetery and browse the gravesite map [see the album in the photo section].

Comments are welcome, as are pictures to be posted

Take a look and tell the Cemetery Board and Cemetery Committee what you think.


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