Happy Reunion, Happy Birthday – One-Year-Old Cameron Smith Reunites With The Washington Ambulance Crew That Helped Bring Him Into The World Safely

    ABOVE, Cameron Smith and his mother Jeanette Bequette visited the Washington County Ambulance Department on Tuesday, March 14, for a first birthday party, here with the crew that helped to save his life, FROM LEFT, Paramedics Jessica Laird-King, Jim Hodges, Matt Bierman, 911 Dispatcher Derek Moss, paramedic Gene Howe, and Darrah Sabo, a student

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Clarence Bourbon

Mr. Clarence Bourbon of Okawville, departed this life in the Friendship Manor Health Care Center in Nashville, on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 1:36 P.M. He had attained the age of 83 years, 1 month and 23 days. Clarence was born in Cadet, Mo. on January 29, 1934 the son of Raymond and Margaret (nee

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Orville Wacker

Orville Edwin Wacker, 82, of Richview, passed away on Friday, March 17, 2017 at his home with his family by his side. He was born on June 9, 1934 in Richview, the son of Julius and Laura R. (Hake) Wacker. He married Ruth McWorthy in August of 1958 in St. Louis, she preceded him in

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100 Years Of Life In Washington County For Brammeier’s Tree

    The soft maple tree in front of William Brammeier’s home on Oakdale Blacktop was planted in 1918 by his father, Theodore Brammeier. By Alex Haglund     A century is a long time. A very long time for a person. For a tree? Not quite as long, but a tree still sees a lot in

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Habbe Honored By Chamber At Volunteer Of The Year Banquet

    Sara Habbe, ABOVE, was honored by The Nashville Chamber of Commerce as their 2017 Volunteer of the Year. “I have been inspired by many people in my life,” Habbe said, “none more than my parents,” Mary Anne and Lee Roy Borowiak, who were present at the head table with Habbe. Lee Roy was a

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Okawville Rockets To A Runner-Up Finish In Peoria

       All Photos Special To The Nashville News, Courtesy of Steve Humphrey, Humphrey Photography. Images Copyright Humphrey Photography. Visit humphoto.com to purchase images or for more information. By Brent Huelsmann     For the first time in 30 years, the Okawville Rockets boys basketball team brought home a trophy from the State Tournament. After beating

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Veggie Voltage

    Upper grade students from Trinity Lutheran School in Hoyleton presented their projects at the science fair in the Activity Center on March 2. Each of the 16 students were also shown in a video in which they explained their hypothesis, procedures, and results.  Class projects from classrooms kindergarten through grade 6 were also displayed. 

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Community Garden Talk March 24 –– U of I Extension News, March 8, 2017

Community Garden Talk March 24 Participating in a community garden can reward you with many benefits.  The benefits include eating more healthy locally grown produce, engaging in physical activity, skill building, beautification, socialization and more.  Community Gardens come in all shapes and forms.  Some gardens are GIFT Gardens (Growing Illinois Food Together), and the produce

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Nashville FFA Participates In Public Speaking CDE

Speakers were, FROM LEFT, Cassie Fullerton, Austin Schorfheide, Cole Herrmann, Aden Hill, Callie McClay, and Chloe Pelka. By Alex Johannes, NCHS FFA Chapter Reporter  FFA Public Speakers recently won many honors while competing at the Section 21 Public Speaking Contest at Kaskaskia College. The contest has five categories in which speakers can compete: Varsity Prepared,

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