Kaskaskia College Hosts Health Careers Camp

Those attending were Alexis Enke (Centralia), Dakota Korzenewski (Centralia), Reagan Castleman (Centralia), Hunter Lurkins (Centralia), Selina Reynolds (Nashville), Tanner Kinkel (Greenville), Hope Payne (Greenville), Brandon King (Greenville), and Amy Troutt, Director of Student Engagement for Kaskaskia College. Several students from the Kaskaskia College District attended the Health Careers Camp. The camp was open to anyone

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Summer’s Last Splash

Owen Dunn, 12, takes to the air from the diving board at the Nashville Memorial Park Pool, while his brother, Lucas Dunn, 9, waits for his turn. Area kids got into the pool for free on Friday, August 11, when the Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosted a kids free swim

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August 21 Eclipse Update

The Eclipse’s totality, when the sun is completely blocked by the moon and only the solar corona is visible, should be able to be seen in southern Washington County at around 1:20 p.m., Monday, August 21. (Photo from Nasa.gov, Image S. Habbal, M. Druckmüller and P. Aniol) By Alex Haglund The Nashville News has received

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John Wall Brings History Of Nashville Dragway To The Page

John Wall holds a copy of his book, “Nashville Illinois Dragway”, a compendium of facts, flyers and photos from the Nashville Dragway, the world’s first 1/8 mile NHRA sanctioned dragway, which opened in 1963.   By Alex Haglund Today, it’s just a few patches of broken concrete broken up by overgrown grass and weeds. A

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Zoning Department Head Tells County Board Home Construction Is On Upswing

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board held their regular meeting for August on Tuesday, August 8, meeting at an earlier time than normal, 4:15 p.m., after they took a tour that began at 3 p.m. of several county buildings including the Sheriff’s Department and the Courthouse basement vaults. The board heard from Zoning Coordinator

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Community Calendar – August 16, 2017

ACTIVITIES Thursday, August 17 Farmer’s Market, Around The Courthouse, 7-11 a.m. Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, First Presbyterian Church, Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 19 Bikini Bull Riding, Club Exit 41, 7:30 Lori Bahre Benefit Quarter Auction and Spaghetti Dinner, St. Ann’s Catholic Church, 3 p.m. Monday, August 21 Farmer’s Market, Around The Courthouse, 4-6:30 p.m.

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Faith Perspectives – August 16, 2017

By Rev. Beverly Kahle St. Paul’s UCC, Nashville As my colleague, Pastor Scott Sharp, pointed out last week, we are living in turbulent and uncertain times. These times are even more unsettled given the continued escalation of threats regarding the release of nuclear bombs. The uncertainty, polarization, and the fear across our country and the

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Optometrist Sends Letter To School Officials Urging Eclipse Caution

Dear School Administrators: I know many of you, but for those I may not have met, my name is Dr. Joshua Wilson. I am the owner of Advanced Vision Care in Nashville and Belleville. As you can imagine, with the solar eclipse getting near, I have been getting numerous questions regarding the viewing of this

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Let’s Read – August 9, 2017

By Mary Barrett The Captain’s Daughter (London Beginnings Book #1) By Jennifer Delamere Published by Bethany House Publishers, 11400 Hampshire Avenue South, Bloomington, Minnesota 55438 368 pages, paperback, $14.99, ISBN 978-0-7642-1920-7 A series of circumstances leaves Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in 1880s London. When she accepts a job at a theater, she is thrilled.

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This Week’s Pet For Adoption – August 9, 2017

Raufoss (ROOF-us). This week’s pet of the week is this neutered male American Bulldog mix. He is a really nice dog and is about three-years-old. “He’s just a big baby, and he loves to play,” said dolly with the Washington County Partners for Pets. She adds that he is good around cats too, a change

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