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2017 Washington County Fair Photo Gallery

A photo gallery of pictures from the Washington County Fair. We will add to this as we get more photos put on nash-news.com Updated (Glow Run, 10:53 a.m., Friday, July 14) Updated (Reader-Submitted Photos, 2:57 p.m., Friday, July 14. Received courtesy of Jamie Juenger and Chris & Dee Geppert) Updated (ITPA Tractor Pull Photos, 3:39

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Nashville City Council Approves Purchase Of New Skid Steer

By Alex Haglund The Nashville City Council approved a few purchases at their first regular meeting of the month, held on Thursday, July 6, including a skid steer and new heating and air conditioning for the police department. The street department presented bids to the council for a new skid steer, along with a number

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Senator Durbin Visits Washington County Hospital

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D–IL), speaks with Dr. Ginger Fewell, Washington County Hospital Board Member Dale Blohm, and WCH CEO and President Nancy Newby before a meeting at WCH on the morning of Friday, July 7. By Alex Haglund Illinois’ Senior United States Senator Dick Durbin (D–IL) paid a visit to Washington County Hospital

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Relay For Life Is This Saturday

Event Starts At 4 p.m., Held At Okawville Community Club The annual Washington County Relay For Life is just around the corner – this Saturday, June 24, from 4 to 10 p.m., at the Okawville Community Club! The opening ceremony will start things off at 4 p.m., with the survivor lap beginning at 4:15 p.m.,

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Trees Down

Storms that blew in very early on the morning of Sunday, June 18 felled about 40 trees on the Haertling and Engele properties just east of Nashville. Leonard Haertling had 10 beehives out, ABOVE, two of which were destroyed when they were crushed by the falling trees.

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Highway Resolutions And Other County Action

Highway Resolutions County Engineer Mitch Burdick brought a brace of resolutions before the county board, getting phase one, two, or three engineering contracts negotiated and approved for four different projects. Negotiating a number of contracts together was more cost-effective and a more efficient use of his time, Burdick told the board, than it would be

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County Board Tables Zoning Items

By Alex Haglund There were numerous people present at the county board meeting held on Tuesday, June 13, to argue both for and against a pair of zoning map amendments, case 003-17, Bryan Kuder, and case 004-17, Caitlin Harting. Ultimately though, because of the filing of a petition to the county board urging them to

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City Planning To Crack Down On Unkempt Yards And Messy Properties

By Alex Haglund Those with messy, unkempt or unmowed properties in Nashville should get to work on cleaning them up, said Nashville Mayor Erik Rolf at the Nashville City Council meeting on Thursday, June 15. “We are going to be cracking down on properties that are not being maintained,” Rolf said at the council’s second

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Making a Splash

The St. Ann Church Picnic was held on the afternoon and evening of Saturday, June 17. TOP, NCHS coach and teacher Jason Alli is all wet in the dunk tank. BOTTOM, Rori Reagan, 7, of Pinckneyville gets to ride a horse. Visit the Nashville News Facebook page for a video of Managing Editor Alex Haglund’s

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Concrete Worker Dies In Nashville, Coroner Contacts OSHA To Investigate

Washington County Coroner Mark Styninger has just issued the following release after a workplace death in Nashville on the afternoon of Tuesday, June 13. “At 2:46 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13th, our office was dispatched to the Washington County Hospital Emergency Room for a subject that reportedley died from a heat stroke. Todd Haas, 41

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