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Village Cemetery FaceBook Page Available
December 6,
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.

PayPal available for water bills
October 2,
Now you can pay your water bill with the convenience of PayPal.

The PayPal button on the main and Departments pages of the website is fully functional and waiting for you.
Wanted: Partners at the Crossroads.
September 15,
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 2016 Map in Photo Gallery
June 7,

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,
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 Board Meeting, Village Hall.
March 5,

Your regularly scheduled Village Board meets the first Monday of every month at 7pm, except when the Monday is a holiday.

The Water & Sewer Committee meets tonight, Thursday, 1 March, 6:30 pm at the Village Hall.

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

Illinois Primary Election -- Viola Village Community Center
March 20,
The 2018 Illinois Primary Election is scheduled for March 20, 2018.

Both Greene Township precincts will vote in the Viola Community Center, 1703-14th St.

This is a change in the polling location and a combination of the precincts. Please come early to vote as there may be more voters than usual.

Don't forget to VOTE.

Viola Cemetery Clean up begins March 1, 2018
March 1,
It seems like only yesterday that I was reminding you that fall cleanup was just around the corner.

But here I am again, posting a note to remind you that SPRING CLEANUP is March 1, 2018. That's a Thursday.

Please have all -- yes, all -- decorations and containers removed from your graves so the Sexton, the Cemetery Board and Village Maintenance crew can make the cemetery ready for spring, Easter and the coming wonderful weather. Shepherd hooks do not need to be removed.

Thank you for your help

Doin's In & Around Viola
February 24,
What's happening in and around the Village?
Why go anywhere else this weekend?

1 March, 6:30pm Water Committee Meeting, Village Hall

5 March: Village Board Meeting, 7 pm, Village Hall.

1 March: Village Cemetery cleanup of all decorations

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


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