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August 21, 2017 – The Great American Eclipse

The eclipse’s totality, occurring at about 1:20 p.m., as visible from Oakdale. By Alex Haglund The eclipse of August 21, 2017 passed over southern Illinois and Washington County Monday with totality occurring at about 1:20 p.m. As the moment approached and the sun’s light was blocked by the moon, the skies grew dim and the

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Summer’s Last Splash

Owen Dunn, 12, takes to the air from the diving board at the Nashville Memorial Park Pool, while his brother, Lucas Dunn, 9, waits for his turn. Area kids got into the pool for free on Friday, August 11, when the Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosted a kids free swim

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August 21 Eclipse Update

The Eclipse’s totality, when the sun is completely blocked by the moon and only the solar corona is visible, should be able to be seen in southern Washington County at around 1:20 p.m., Monday, August 21. (Photo from Nasa.gov, Image S. Habbal, M. Druckmüller and P. Aniol) By Alex Haglund The Nashville News has received

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John Wall Brings History Of Nashville Dragway To The Page

John Wall holds a copy of his book, “Nashville Illinois Dragway”, a compendium of facts, flyers and photos from the Nashville Dragway, the world’s first 1/8 mile NHRA sanctioned dragway, which opened in 1963.   By Alex Haglund Today, it’s just a few patches of broken concrete broken up by overgrown grass and weeds. A

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Dark Sun: August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Over Washington County

The Eclipse’s totality, when the sun is completely blocked by the moon and only the solar corona is visible, should be able to be seen in southern Washington County at around 1:20 p.m., Monday, August 21. (Photo from Nasa.gov, Image S. Habbal, M. Druckmüller and P. Aniol) By Alex Haglund Imagine if you will, what

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Hats Off To The Nashville Community High School Class Of 2017

School’s Out! Seniors of the class of 2017 toss their hats at the end of graduation on Sunday, May 28.     The students of the Nashville Community High School said their final farewells to the school and Assembly Hall on the afternoon of Sunday, May 28 – graduation! For a look at these outgoing Hornet

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A Salute To The Departed

    Members of the Nashville American Legion ceremony team perform a 21-gun salute at the close of the observances on Memorial Day held at Memorial Park in Nashville at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 29. By Alex Haglund     Bill Flanagan spoke about the approximately 1-million American servicemen and women who have given their lives

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Stephen Kozuszek Gets Hornets Football Head Coaching Gig

Stephen Kozuszek, Hornets Football Offensive Coordinator under former head coach Tim Kuhn, has been tapped to lead the gridiron squad beginning next season. By Brent Huelsmann     Just a few weeks removed from Tim Kuhn resigning as coach of the Nashville Hornets football team, Nashville has a new coach. The Hornets stayed in-house with the

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Harre To Coach Boys Basketball

Wayne Harre, longtime Hornets Girls Basketball Coach and former Hornets athletic director, has been tapped to lead the NCHS Boys Basketball team. By Brent Huelsmann     A few weeks after a loss in the Sectional Final to Alton Marquette, the Nashville Hornets basketball program was looking for a new coach. Brad Weathers, retired from coaching

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