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Firefighters Battle Blaze In Box Truck

Firefighters Battle Blaze In Box Truck The Addieville, Hoyleton and Nashville Fire Departments responded to a truck on fire outside of Brown Brothers Produce along IL 127 on the afternoon of Friday, January 12, braving frigid conditions to put the fire out. Along with the fire fighters, the Washington County Ambulance Department, Sheriff’s Department and

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Three Sentenced To Jail In December

Three Sentenced To Jail In December The office of Washington County State’s Attorney Dan Bronke announced that in the month of December, three offenders were sentenced to time in jail with the Illinois Department of Corrections. Justin Reinkensmeier, 32, of Nashville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, a class four felony, on August

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State Police Seek Black Sedan In Fatal Hit-And-Run On I-64

Illinois State Police Seek Black Sedan In Fatal Hit-And-Run On I-64 Ervin Goeden, 93, Killed By Friday Crash Ervin Goeden, 93, of Omaha, Neb., was killed in a hit-and-run accident on Friday, January 5, on I-64 eastbound near the 47.5 mile marker, with the crash occurring at approximately 5:05 p.m. The preliminary release from District

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County Board Holds Flag Ceremony, Revisits Zoning Case

County Board Holds Flag Ceremony, Revisits Zoning Case By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board held their regular meeting for December beginning earlier in the day than other meetings, at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, December 12. A half hour before the meeting was called to order, members of the board, other county officials and county

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Beginning Illinois’ Bicentennial

Beginning Illinois’ Bicentennial By Alex Haglund Illinois, The Land of Lincoln, was founded 199 years ago, December 3, 1818. Of course, it wasn’t actually called The Land of Lincoln then, because the future president was only nine years old and was still living in Kentucky at that point. Nevertheless, Illinois is coming up on 200

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Styninger Promoted To Lieutenant At Police Department

Styninger Promoted To Lieutenant At Police Department By Alex Haglund The Nashville City Council’s second meeting for November, rescheduled from Thursday, November 16 to Monday, November 20, was a very short one, lasting for around seven minutes all told. While there was no business for the council to vote on for the Police Committee, “we

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Lions Club Lights Up Nashville Streets

Lions Club Lights Up Nashville Streets By Alex Haglund While many were still in their bed, sleeping off the previous day’s food-coma, a number of volunteers from the Nashville Lions Club made an early start of it on Friday, November 24, the day after Thanksgiving, in order to hang Christmas lights and decorations around town.

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Santa Arrives!

Santa Arrives! By Alex Haglund Sirens. Horns. Flashing lights. It wasn’t a fire, but the Nashville Fire Protection District’s new ladder truck was pulling up to the L&N Depot in Nashville, with crowds of children and families waiting out front, early in the afternoon on Saturday, November 25. While a firefighter was driving, it was

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Shop Local, Shop Southern Illinois

Shop Local, Shop Southern Illinois By Alex Haglund Broadening the scope of shopping local to include all of Southern Illinois, the Nashville Chamber of Commerce is taking part in “Shop Southern Illinois” with the chambers of commerce of Benton/West City, Carbondale, Carterville, Chester, DuQuoin, Golconda, Hamilton County, Herrin, Marion, Metropolis, Murphysboro, Pinckneyville, Saline County, Union

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NCHS Board Approves Consulting Agreement For Superintendent Search

NCHS Board Approves Consulting Agreement For Superintendent Search By Alex Haglund The Nashville Community High School Board met for the regular monthly meeting for November on the evening of Monday, November 20. Following the meeting’s closed session, the board voted to enter into a consulting agreement with Kevin Rench and Dennis Fancher to aid the

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