Agriculture

Large, Unusual Sunflower Grown In DuBois

This unusual sunflower was grown by Helen Lamczyk in DuBois. Sunflowers generally only have one flower, but this one has many. It has grown to over ten feet tall. After this photo was submitted, The Nashville News was informed that the flower had unfortunately been knocked over by high winds.

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4-H Sewing Club Begins September 23

Washington County youth interested in learning to sew are invited to join the 4-H Sewing Club which will begin on September 23 at the Washington County Extension Office in Nashville. Space is limited, youth may bring their own sewing machines or some will be available for use at meetings. Participants will learn about using a

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Riechmann Inducted Into 4-H Hall Of Fame

A Washington County volunteer was honored for her service as a 4-H volunteer. William Riechmann was one of 71 volunteers recognized by the Illinois 4-H Foundation as a 4-H Hall of Fame recipient during a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 12 at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield. This year celebrated the 13-year anniversary of the award,

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Nashville FFA Members Attend Illinois FFA Leadership Camp

NCHS FFA members who attended the leadership camp were, FROM LEFT, Tabor Kozuszek, Carli Hoffman, Emily Stern, and Alex Johannes. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Four members of the Nashville FFA Chapter attended the 2017 Illinois FFA Leadership Camp, held at Allerton Park near Monticello from July 25 – July 28. They were among the

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Schorfheide And McClay Attend Washington Leadership Conference

Nashville FFA chapter members Austin Schorfheide and Callie McClay in Washington, D.C. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nashville FFA chapter members Austin Schorfheide and Callie McClay, attended the annual Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 25-July 2. FFA members from all across Illinois met in Springfield and Urbana to embark on their trip

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Everyone Loves A Road Trip

U of I Extension News ~ August 30, 2017 Are you a teenager looking for your next adventure? Did you know that there’s even more you can do in 4-H as a teenager from leadership and teaching opportunities to international travel and scholarship awards you can win. You can find out more about these exclusive

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4-H Members Exhibit Projects At State Fair

U of I Extension News ~ August 30, 2017 More than 50 Washington County 4-H members attended the Illinois State Fair on August 13 to exhibit their 4-H general projects. They were selected as delegates in their project areas at the 4-H general projects show held earlier in the summer. Much like at the county

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Individual Master Naturalist Sessions Open For Registration

U of I Extension News ~ August 30, 2017 Many area residents are starting a new adventure by becoming a University of Illinois Master Naturalist this fall. The program runs on Fridays for ten weeks which begins on September 8. Enrolling in this program is a commitment not everyone is able to make. Illinois Extension

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Fall For Cabbage – Master Gardener Scoop

Master Gardener Scoop – August 30, 2017 By Jeanette M. Endres Master Gardener Do you think that your garden is over because the summer is sliding into fall?  Think again!  Cabbage is a fine fall friend to plant in your garden now. Do not delay since frost can be only six to eight weeks away. 

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4-H Pistol Club Has Member Openings

The 4-H Pistol Club has openings for new members for this fall. The club meets at the Highland Pistol & Rifle Club on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. The group is open to youth ages 12 and older, and will cost $13 per session. Previous 4-H membership is not required, new members

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