Milestones

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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What Does The Poppy Mean?

What does the poppy mean? The American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its memorial flower in 1921, and in 1924, instituted the National Poppy Program to protect the Memorial Poppy and ensuring that every Auxiliary Poppy is made by a disabled or hospitalized veteran. Each year, volunteers from the American Legion Auxiliary and from

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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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2017 Relay For Life: Drink The Lemonade

By Rebecca Ruehl     I’ve been involved with Relay for Life since 1998, the year after our daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Through the years, I’ve seen lots of fundraisers. Raffles and bake sales and BBQ’s and silent auctions and shirts and flipflops and letter writing. Some have been successful. Others? Not so much.  When

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Corrections – May 17, 2017

In the Community Calendar on Page A4 of the May 10, 2017 edition of The Nashville News, the NCHS Board meeting was listed as occurring on the evening of Monday, May 15. While NCHS board meeting’s are typically held on the third Monday of each month, the May meeting will be held on Monday, May

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May Is Motorcycle Awareness Month In Nashville

By Alex Haglund     Aside from swearing in new officials, saying farewell to outgoing ones, and assigning new committees and appointees, the Nashville City Council Meeting held on Thursday, May 4 was a relatively brief one. Mick Eddington, present at the meeting on behalf of ABATE was there for the signing of a proclamation declaring

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A Great Place For A Good Book – Sierra’s Little Library And New Children’s Section Unveiled At Nashville Public Library

By Alex Haglund     Friday, May 5, was the official unveiling celebration for the newly remodeled children’s section at the Nashville Public Library, “Sierra’s Little Ray Of Sunshine,” named for Sierra Wilder, whose name, BELOW, is embroidered on “the stump”, a cozy reading nook being used by Johnathan Bronke, ABOVE. More than just a quiet

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Fishing Derby Winners and Some Confusion

    ABOVE, the photo of the two girls who were not initially recognized as the winners of the fishing derby held on Sunday, May 7, Kylie Davis, 12, LEFT, who caught a 22 1/2″ catfish, and Hailey Kolweier, 10, RIGHT, who caught an 8 1/4″ bluegill. The winners trophies were presented to Mr. Szopinski and

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