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Early Deadline For Memorial Day

The Nashville News office will be closed on Monday, May 28, in honor of Memorial Day. Due to the holiday, we will have an early deadline, on Friday, May 25, at the close of business, 4:30 p.m. Please send any news items, articles or photos to news@nashnews.net, and send any classified or display advertising or

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Pop Palooza Brought Outdoor Music, Fun To NCHS

ABOVE, Willow Simmons. Nashville Community High School hosted Pop Palooza on the afternoon and into the evening of Saturday, May 19. This was the first year the event had been held, and it brought live outdoor music, games, activities and food on a late spring day. While clouds looked ominous and rain threatened, no more

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Survivors On The March

2018 Washington County Relay For Life Had Great Attendance And Weather By Alex Haglund “Every year, we’re on a journey,” said Nancy Newby, Washington County Relay For Life Committee Chair, welcoming the crowd to the 2018 Relay, held the evening of Friday, May 11, at the Okawville Community Club park. “We’re on a journey to

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Nashville Farmer’s Market Open For Season

The Nashville Farmer’s Market has opened for business for 2018 and every Thursday, shoppers can see what’s freshly grown or made and up for sale there. The first week at the market was a rainy one, but the second, on Thursday, May 10, had much nicer weather and more vendors came out (see photos here).

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Washington County Hospital, SSM Sign Management Agreement

By Alex Haglund A management agreement long in the planning was signed at midday on Wednesday, May 9, between Washington County Hospital and SSM Health of Illinois. After many years of working together in an affiliate relationship, “I’m very, very thrilled to announce that SSM Health in Illinois and Washington County Hospital are planning to

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Concerts To Return To Courthouse Lawn

Summer Concerts, held at Memorial Park since the renovation of the Washington County Courthouse began, will be returning to the Courthouse lawn for 2018. By Alex Haglund Now that Shakespeare in the Park is done (see page A6), the Washington County Arts Council is moving on to their next big thing, 2018’s summer concert series!

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NCHS To Host Pop Palooza

Pop Palooza And Carnival To Be Held At Back Lawn Of High School On Saturday, May 19 By Alex Haglund Things will be popping this Saturday, May 19, when Nashville Community High School will host the first Pop Palooza and Carnival, on the back lawn of NCHS, from 3 to 7 p.m. The beginnings of

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Jr. Hornets And Jr. Hornettes Compete At State

The Nashville Middle School boys and girls track teams wrapped up their season this past week with the SIJHSAA Class S State Track Meet which was held at the Herrin Sports Complex on May 12. The Jr. Hornets finished in sixth place, while the Jr. Hornettes finished in fifth place. The Nashville Middle School boys

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Shrew Taming…Or Shrew Lassoing?

Stone Soup Shakespeare, now in its eighth season, brought this year’s play, “The Taming of the Shrew” to the “stage” at the pavilion across the creek at Memorial Park on the evening of Thursday, May 10. Their take on “Taming” was a distinctly western one, with cowboy hats, whooping and hollering, a combination of western

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Washington County Board Passes Gun Sanctuary County Resolution

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board unanimously approved a resolution to become a “sanctuary county” for firearms at their regular meeting held on Tuesday, May 8 at the Washington County Courthouse. The resolution mentions a number of proposed Illinois House Bills (HB 1465, 1467, 1468 and 1469), along with proposed Illinois Senate Bill SB1657.

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