Sheriff’s Report – June 21, 2017

June 18 The Washington County Sheriffs’ Office responded to Irvington for a motorist assist. A Washington County Deputy responded to DuBois for domestic trouble. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to rural Nashville for a report of debris in the roadway. June 16 The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to rural Dubois for a report

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George Portz And Bluegrass Friends Play At Pavilion

George Portz, FAR LEFT, with fiddle, and his Bluegrass Friends played some foot stomping songs on a sweltering evening at the Pavilion Across The Creek, Nashville Memorial Park, on Thursday, June 15. This week’s concert will be presented by Washington County natives, The County Road Cruizers, who will be out at the same Pavilion at

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Summer Reading Program Attendees Learn Where Their Food Comes From

Children in the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program got a visit from Deb Sauerhage Lehde, the Washington County Farm Bureau’s Ag In The Classroom coordinator, who taught them a little bit about where their food comes from – and how it goes from the farms to their kitchen tables. ABOVE, Lehde reads “The Cow

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The Nashville News Receives Awards From Illinois Press Association

The Nashville News was recently recognized by the Illinois Press Association with awards in their 2017 “Best Of The Press” and “Best Of Advertising” contests. Awards to The Nashville News included: • PERSONALITY PORTRAIT Division A 3rd Place – The Nashville News, Alex Haglund. Farmers Market. “Great set-up. Good field of depth. Creatively includes the

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Relay For Life Is This Saturday

Event Starts At 4 p.m., Held At Okawville Community Club The annual Washington County Relay For Life is just around the corner – this Saturday, June 24, from 4 to 10 p.m., at the Okawville Community Club! The opening ceremony will start things off at 4 p.m., with the survivor lap beginning at 4:15 p.m.,

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HCE Makes Donation For Hand Rail At NCHS Fields

ABOVE, Linda Kemper and Sue Mueller presenting the check to the NCHS Girls Softball Team, with Coach Shaun Renth. BOTTOM, the stairway with railing. Washington County Association for Home and Community Education (HCE) were happy to make a contribution towards the hand rail recently installed by the new steps at the Girls Softball field behind

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Phyllis J. Bixby

Phyllis J. Bixby, 67, of Nashville formerly of Baldwin, passed away at 11:45 AM Monday, May 22, 2017 at the White Oak Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. Phyllis was born on May 25, 1949, in Murphysboro, the daughter of Herschel and Verna (Morgan) Campbell. She married Leonard R. “Buzz” Bixby on October

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Christopher Lee Easton

Christopher Lee Easton, 34, of Alton, born on January 29, 1983 in Belleville, died on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. Chris worked as an LPN for Eunice Smith Home for nine years. He was a wonderful son, brother, nephew, uncle and friend and will be deeply missed. He

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Trees Down

Storms that blew in very early on the morning of Sunday, June 18 felled about 40 trees on the Haertling and Engele properties just east of Nashville. Leonard Haertling had 10 beehives out, ABOVE, two of which were destroyed when they were crushed by the falling trees.

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