Sheriff’s Report: August 2, 2017

July 31 The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address on Washington Road for a Welfare Check. July 29 The Washington County Sheriff’s Office conducted a Welfare Check on an Ashley, IL resident. The Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to suspicious activity in Richview, Illinois. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested Joseph F. Montgomery,

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Police Report August 2, 2017

July 24 The Nashville Police Department responded to the 500 block of E. Maple St. to serve a no trespassing notice. Officers responded to the 1000 block of S. Community Ave. for a 911 hang-up call. Police responded to the 400 block of E. Lebanon St. for vehicle damage. Officers responded to the 11700 block

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Couple Celebrates 68 Years

Bill and Pat Wintjen , parents of Rebecca Rench of Nashville, Mark Wintjen of Yukon, Okla., and the late Victoria Wintjen of Ridgecrest, Calif., will celebrate their 68th wedding anniversary on August 6. This devoted couple have been inseparable for 68 years, but due to unfortunate recent circumstances, Bill is in the memory Care unit

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VanDeveer Earns Scholarship To SIU Carbondale

Emily VanDeveer of Scheller is the recipient of a Dean’s Transfer Scholarship at Southern Illinois University Carbondale for the fall 2017 semester. Scholarships are based on academic merit and potential for superior achievement in college. VanDeveer, a 2015 graduate of Waltonville High School, graduated from Rend Lake College. She is the daughter of Christy and

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Droste And Kollmann Announce Engagement

Kristine E. Droste and Christopher M. Kollmann are proud to announce their engagement. Kristine is the daughter of Dave and Karen Droste of Nashville. She is a 2008 graduate of Nashville Community High School, a 2010 graduate of Kaskaskia Community College, and a 2012 graduate of the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana. She is self-employed

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NCHS Class of 1947 Holds 70th Reunion

The NCHS Class of 1947 met at Little Nashville on July 12, 2017 to celebrate the 70th anniversary of their graduation. Nine class members, guests and spouses attended. Following a delicious lunch, letters were read from several classmates unable to attend. A moment of silence was held for the 23 classmates known to be deceased.

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Washington County Extension News: August 2, 2017

4-H Has Your Seat To The Eclipse Illinois 4-H is inviting the public to a front row seat for the historic total solar eclipse in August in southern Illinois where sun’s path creates the longest duration of darkness. University of Illinois Extension, in cooperation with the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team, will host an educational

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Master Gardener Scoop: August 2, 2017

Plant Flowers En Masse By Leora McTall, Master Gardener At the recent Carlyle and Salem garden tours, one feature stood out as a reminder from some of the many classes we are required to attend as Master Gardeners – plant one variety of flowers “en masse”. But,  when plant shopping, we usually “want them all”

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It Happened Here: August 2, 2017

Eighty Years Ago (1937) A building crew was erecting an electric power line from Okawville to Venedy. State highway patrolman Walter Jankowski was injured when his motorcycle struck a truck on Route 153. Plans were received for improvements at the Nashville Grade School, including indoor toilets. An L&N freight train struck and killed two cows

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UMWA 2295 Makes Donation To Willing Partners

United Mine Workers of America Local 2295 President, George Coleman and Financial Secretary, Rich Gyorkos, presented a check to Willing Partners Canine Education of Benton, at their monthly meeting at Valbo’s Restaurant in Germantown.  Willing Partners members present, SECOND ROW, were Rhona Eklund, Anita Bloomquist and Diane Averbeck. Union local members present, THIRD ROW, were Susan

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