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February 1, 2017 Classic Photo: Ready For The Harvest

“I’m the little guy,” said Lloyd Isringhaus. “My dad was next to me and my uncle was next to him.” Lloyd stated that his father, Grover Isringhaus, and his uncle, Orvy Isringhaus were both now deceased and that he must have been 10 or 11 when the photo was taken. The family farm, where Lloyd

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It Happened Here: February 8, 2017

Eighty Years Ago (1937) Otto Kasten of the Randolph Monument Works in Nashville announced plans to build a new plant in the west part of town. Pure hog lard was 15 cents a pound and hamburger was two pounds for 27 cents at the local Kroger Store. Deaths: Mary Huggins, 82, formerly of Nashville; Anna

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Master Gardener Scoop February 8, 2017: Fungi

By Felicity Rixmann, Master Gardener I know nothing about fungus, but last year I had some really beautiful fungi growing in my yard on some logs and in the grass by the low retaining wall of a raised bed.  I went on-line to try to identify them – I didn’t succeed!  My fault I am

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January 25, 2017 Classic Photo: Gridiron Greatness

The Nashville News received two calls regarding this photograph, an action shot from a football game of NCHS versus Chester. Pat Povolish called first and stated that the photo was from 1969 or 1970, and named number 80, Charlie Smith, number 62, Bob Probst, and number 32, Ken Kania. The second call came from Mary

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It Happened Here- February 1, 2017

Eighty Years Ago (1937) Nashville offered to take care of 200 people driven from their homes in southern Illinois between the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers in the worst flood in U.S. history. Two armed bandits robbed Dr. S. P. Schroeder of about $15 and some narcotics in his office in Nashville. Haake’s Grocery advertised a

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Washington County News Column February 1

Meeting Notice: Extension Advisory Council The next regular meeting of Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington Counties Extension Advisory Council will be February 13 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be at the University of Illinois Extension Office in Clinton County, which is located at 1163 North 4th Street in Breese. Agenda items will include

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Master Gardener Scoop: Don’t Stub That Tree

By Linda Summers, Master Gardener Driving home from Centralia this week, I noticed the shape of different kinds of trees and how their plant location determines whether they will be allowed to grow and develop into their natural form.  In many instances, the tree was a great lesson in how not to prune or where

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Ask A Pastor – January 25, 2017

Ask A Pastor By Rev. John Campbell United Presbyterian, Oakdale Have you ever been in Barnes & Noble and looked at the variety of Bibles for sale? Perhaps you have searched Amazon.com for a Bible. There are many options to choose from. For some picking the right Bible is easy. They just pick what someone

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