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Get Ready To Paint The County Purple

It’s time to turn Washington County into a “Sea of Purple”. Purple ribbons are now for sale throughout the county – they can be purchased for $10 each and bear the name of your loved one – a survivor or someone claimed by cancer. Names and numbers for Washington County Relay For Life representatives in

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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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March 20, 2018 Washington County Primary Election Results

23 OF 23 PRECINCTS REPORTING, 2940 BALLOTS CAST ( 9601 VOTERS ) Information Comes from gbsvote.com, the company that the office of Washington County Clerk Nancy Heseman utilizes for tabulation.   R GOVERNOR/LT GOVERNOR 23 of 23 precincts reporting Vote for ( 1 ) RAUNER/SANGUINETTI (Republican) 1500 66.43% IVES/MORTHLAND (Republican) 758 33.57% R ATTORNEY GENERAL 23 of

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“Pathway To Recovery” To Give Addicts A Second Chance

By Alex Haglund There is a new program currently being introduced in Washington and Perry Counties which seeks to help those with drug addictions to help turn their lives around – if they want to. Judge Dan Emge spoke to the Washington County Board at their February meeting and described the new program as a

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Building Improvement Work Planned At NCHS

By Alex Haglund The Nashville Community High School Board’s regular meeting for February was held on the evening of Monday, February 26, a week later than normal, due to the regular meeting night falling on President’s Day. Work Following ROE Inspection At an earlier meeting, Hawkins had told the board that in the fall of

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City Of Nashville Planning To Send Two Employees To IL Road Scholar Program

By Alex Haglund The Nashville City Council met for their first regular meeting of March on the evening of Thursday, March 1, and approved sending two street department employees to the Illinois Road Scholar program which will be held in Effingham. “This is about a week long class,” Street Department Superintendent Rich Schuette told the

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Head-On Crash On IL-15 Tuesday Leaves One Dead

By Alex Haglund A two vehicle, head-on collision on IL-15 just east of Raven Road, on Tuesday, February 27, resulted in one fatality, John Frye, 58, of Freeburg. The Illinois State Police report that the crash occurred at approximately 1:07 p.m. a maroon 2014 Chevrolet Impala driven by Frye was traveling eastbound on IL-15 approximately

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Little Nashville Armed Robbery Suspect Turns Self In

Jordan T. Macbeth, 18, of Virginia. By Alex Haglund A suspect, Jordan T. Macbeth, 18, of Virginia was charged with the armed robbery of the Little Nashville BP Station that occurred on the afternoon of January 31. MacBeth turned himself in to authorities in Madera County, California, after discovering that he was wanted. Macbeth is

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NCHS Choir Performs At IMEC

The NCHS Mixed Choir, with soloist Amy Harriss, RIGHT, performed at the Illinois Music Educators Convention in Peoria on Saturday, January 26. Photo Courtesy of Carol Haley NCHS Choir Performs At IMEC By Steve Browne NCHS Music Department On January 26, 2018 the Nashville Community High School Mixed Choir performed, in my opinion, one of

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Farm Bureau Holds 91st Annual Meeting

Farm Bureau Holds 91st Annual Meeting By Alex Johannes The Washington County Farm Bureau (CFB) held their annual meeting on the evening of January 18 at the Community Club Building in Okawville. 211 guests were in attendance at the 91st Washington County Farm Bureau Meeting. During the business meeting, President Gale Koelling recognized Alfred Meyer

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