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A Good Time…For Polka!

Dave Hylla And Good Time Polka Plays At Courthouse Dave Hylla and the Good Time Polka band performed a well-attended show on the evening of Thursday, June 7, on the east lawn of the Washington County Courthouse. This was the first concert to be held back at the venue since moving to the park while

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District 99 Prepares For Summer Work

Numerous Projects To Be Undertaken During Summer Months By Alex Haglund Nashville Community High School Interim Superintendent Thomas Hawkins gave the board an update on transportation payments received from the state at their regular May meeting, held on Monday, May 21, saying that the district had received a $52,530 payment but added, “we’re still owed

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Washington County Hospital, SSM Sign Management Agreement

By Alex Haglund A management agreement long in the planning was signed at midday on Wednesday, May 9, between Washington County Hospital and SSM Health of Illinois. After many years of working together in an affiliate relationship, “I’m very, very thrilled to announce that SSM Health in Illinois and Washington County Hospital are planning to

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Solar Farm Amendment Tabled By Zoning Board

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Zoning Board of Appeals met for a special meeting at the Washington County Courthouse on the evening of Thursday, May 3, to discuss a text amendment to the county zoning code regarding commercial solar farms. While there was plenty of discussion at the meeting, ultimately, the board voted to

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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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