Blue Light Special

The volunteer firefighters of the Nashville Fire Protection District held a training night on Thursday, March 2, and began to practice operations with the department’s new ladder truck. The truck’s extendable ladder has rungs that are illuminated with blue LEDs.

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Okawville Village Board Swears In Ford As Full-Time Cop

By Jill Moon     The Okawville Village Board held its monthly meeting on February 27. The board was pleased to swear in former part-time police officer Evan Ford as a full-time patrolman. They voted at their meeting last month to promote him to full-time.     Patrolman Ford’s fiancee Kelsey Hovorka attended the swearing in. Mayor

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Kids Fishing Day Planned For May 7

    Tom McFeron of The Washington County Sportsmen spoke to the Nashville City Council on March 2 to make plans for the 43rd annual kids fishing derby. By Alex Haglund Tom McFeron of the Washington County Sportsmen visited with the Nashville City Council at their regular meeting on Thursday, March 2, and talked about getting

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IEPA Compost Site Inspection Forces City To Lock Gate

By Alex Haglund Street Department Commissioner Rich Schuette told the council that the city’s compost site had gotten its annual surprise visit from an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) inspector. While the site received high marks on the inspection, Schuette said that this inspector did not like the idea of the gate being left open.

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Leading The Way To PolishFest

Andy Kabat guides his tractor down the parade route at DuBois PolishFest, held on Sunday, March 5, in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. The float that he was pulling was the Kabat family’s, and was in honor of his father, the late Butch Kabat, who organized the antique tractor display before the parade in years

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Grace Koch

Grace F. Koch, 85, of Nashville, passed away at 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Friendship Manor Health Center in Nashville. She was born on December 26, 1931, in Addieville, the daughter of Alvin and Frieda Prueshner Hemminghaus. She married Robert A. Koch on September 16, 1956 in Addieville and he passed away

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March 13, 2017

    Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year banquet, honoring Sara Habbe, drinks, 6 p.m., dinner and roast, 7 p.m., Nashville American Legion Hall     Trinity–St. John School “Get Acquainted Day”, 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., sandwiches at 5 p.m.

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DuBois PolishFest 2017 Photo Gallery

Every year, the Sunday before Casimir Pulaski Day, the town of DuBois hosts its raucous PolishFest. This Sunday, March 5 was this year’s event, with the parade beginning at 1 p.m. Following that there was lots more food, fun, music, and of course, “piwa.” See someone you know in the gallery? Feel free to share

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March 16, 2017

Waste Oil Collection, oil and defrost sale, Gateway FS Nashville Warehouse, 9 a.m. to 12  p.m.

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