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City Donates To Nashville Fireworks

By Alex Haglund Steve Haertling, business owner, volunteer firefighter and the head of the Fourth of July fireworks in Nashville spoke to the Nashville City Council at their regular meeting held on the evening of Thursday, April 5, and asked for a donation to help put on the yearly fireworks show. In the past, the

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Three NCHS FFA Members Win State Proficiency Awards

By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter The Nashville Community High School FFA Chapter recently returned from their state proficiency contest, held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on March 24. Nine members of the chapter competed at the state level competition (Look HERE For More), and three members, Austin Schorfheide, Zach Williamson and Cole Herrmann,

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Nashville Chamber of Commerce To Host Spring Madness Sales Friday Evening

By Alex Haglund This Friday, April 13, The Nashville Chamber of Commerce will be holding their annual Spring Madness sales – where shoppers at Nashville businesses can get some great deals and, can register for a drawing to win $375 in “Nashville Dollars”. “One of the great things about living in Nashville is that there

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Earthquakes And Main Breaks

Tim Schleper and Rick Greten, co-coordinators of the Clinton/Washington County LEPC conducted a tabletop exercise that simulated an earthquake with an epicenter in Hoffman. Two Meetings Address Plans For Emergencies By Alex Haglund There were two events in Washington County during the same week that dealt with natural gas and when things go very, very

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Lively Family Massacre Brought War Of 1812 To Southern Illinois

ABOVE, one of the grave markers today at the site of the massacre. By Alex Haglund The massacre of the John Lively family by Indians in 1813, in what would later be called Covington Township, Washington County, Illinois, was an act of violence that was shocking, both to people of the time and even now,

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Hillary Zgonina Advances To Finals In St. Louis Teen Talent Competition

NCHS Junior and life-long dancer Hillary Zgonina will compete in the finals of the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition on April 28 at the Fox Theater. By Alex Haglund NCHS Junior and long-time dance student (and now, instructor) Hillary Zgonina has advanced to the finals in the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition, sponsored by the

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Soaring Eagles

New Eagle Scouts Cole Herrmann and Blake Melton, both of Hoyleton, with Troop 127 ASM Chuck Newby. Two Troop 127 Boy Scouts Attain Scouting’s Top Rank Cole Herrmann and Blake Melton, both from Hoyleton, each advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout at a recent Court of Honor Ceremony held at The Studio in Nashville.

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Hoyleton Lions Easter Egg Hunt

Addie Grote, Kiera Czerwonka, and Brody Neuhaus Chilly Day For Hoyleton Lions Club Easter Egg Hunt Hoyleton – April 4, 2018 Patricia Rensing rensing1@hotmail.com The Hoyleton Lions hosted an Easter Egg Hunt this past Saturday. The weather was most uncooperative; however, the event drew a large number of participants. The winners are: Brody Neuhaus (ages

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The Hunt Is On!

Nashville Lions Club Hosts Annual Easter Egg Hunt The Nashville Lions Club held their annual Easter Egg hunt at Memorial Park on a brisk Saturday, March 31, the day before Easter. Cold and somewhat weather did little to deter the hunters though, much like in the case of the Oakdale Eggstravaganza, or the Hoyleton Lions

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