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Relay For Life In Okawville June 24

The Washington County Relay for Life will be held in Okawville, IL at the Community Park on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 4:00 to 10:00 PM. The Relay committee is still looking for more teams to add to the excitement and success of the Relay. A team can be any group, organization, school, class, family,

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Riding The Rails With Hobo Dave

    Outgoing Washington County Historical Society President David Marshall or “Hobo Dave”, RIGHT, gave a presentation for the Historical Society’s annual banquet on the railroads of Washington County, assisted by real life railroader Bob Howard, LEFT. There were many more railroads and short lines in the county 100 or even 50 years ago and it

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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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Stone Soup Shakespeare Performs “Julius Caesar” In Nashville

“Et Tu, Brute?” Intrigue and murder in ancient Rome were the bread and butter (or perhaps, bread and circuses) of the actors of Stone Soup Shakespeare, when they performed “Julius Caesar” at Memorial Park in Nashville on Thursday, May 11. By Alex Haglund Stone Soup Shakespeare, a touring acting company that brings “Shakespeare in the

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Nashville Golf Course To Celebrate 50th Anniversary

    The Ladies Golf League purchased a “Golden Anniversary” stone, ABOVE, from Hug’s in Radom to mark the Nashville Municipal Golf Course’s 50th year.     (The following account is offered posthumously from Harry Reinhardt who kept anecdotes of the building and development of the golf course fifty years ago.) In 1965 or 1965 Mayor Gene

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Let’s Paint Washington County Purple

The Washington Co. Relay for Life will be promoting the “Paint the County Purple” Campaign with the selling of purple bows again this year. These purple bows will be displayed in the town you request in Washington County the week prior of the relay.  For the event the bows will be moved to the Okawville

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Memorial Day Observances

Monday, May 29, is Memorial Day and businesses, banks and government offices will all be closed in observance of the holiday, set aside to recognize those fighting men and women who served this country and who are no longer with us. Nashville Observance In Nashville, there will be a Memorial Day ceremony held at the

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Karmeier Portrait Unveiled At Supreme Court Building

    FROM LEFT, Chief Justice Karmeier, portrait artist Greg McNair, Emily Schnitker, Mary Karmeier, Karianne Schnitker. An oil portrait of Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier was unveiled on Tuesday, May 16, at the historic Illinois Supreme Court building in Springfield. The painting hangs in the second floor hallway with the portraits of

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