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County Board Approves Ambulance Fee Increase

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board approved ambulance rate changes which were proposed by board member Victor Shubert, who worked on the changes with Washington County Ambulance Department Administrator John Felchlia. The changes were presented to the board at the meeting held on Tuesday, September 12. The fee changes were based on a weighted

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Citizens Attend Council Meeting In Support Of Hopfingers

Misty Gregory, of Woodlawn, was one of those who spoke to the Nashville City Council in support of Greg Hopfinger. By Alex Haglund Numerous citizens and others who know dismissed Nashville Police Lieutenant Greg Hopfinger and his wife, police secretary Melissa Hopfinger, attended the meeting of the Nashville City Council meeting held on Thursday, September

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Emotional Statements Heard, No Action Taken By NCHS Board Regarding Fowler

By Alex Haglund Following the publication of the “Volleyball” column by Nashville Community High School Superintendent Ernie Fowler and the ensuing fallout from it, the NCHS board called a special meeting which was held at starting at 6 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, September 6. Along with the members of the board (all members

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Outrage, Controversy Following “Volleyball”

By Alex Haglund Outrage and a flurry of media coverage have occurred in the wake of The Nashville News publishing “Volleyball”, the column by Nashville Community High School Superintendent Ernie Fowler, in the Wednesday, August 30 edition of the newspaper. The Nashville News did not hear anything about the column on the day of its

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West Nile Mosquitoes Found At Memorial Park

By Alex Haglund Mosquitoes at Memorial Park in Nashville have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to Babs Frederking, RN, of the Washington County Health Department. Frederking has been testing populations of mosquitoes for the presence of West Nile and contacted the Nashville News about the Memorial Park mosquitoes. The testing that discovered the

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Changing Time Zones, Big Portions And Lots Of New People

Maksym Kuzhdin in front of NCHS. Ukrainian Exchange Student Maksym Kuzhdin’s First Week In Nashville By Maksym Kuzhdin “Hello! I’m Maks, an exchange student from Ukraine” – a few dozens of Nashville citizens have heard this phrase from me, and now I have this wonderful opportunity to introduce myself to the whole town community. Before

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August 21, 2017 – The Great American Eclipse

The eclipse’s totality, occurring at about 1:20 p.m., as visible from Oakdale. By Alex Haglund The eclipse of August 21, 2017 passed over southern Illinois and Washington County Monday with totality occurring at about 1:20 p.m. As the moment approached and the sun’s light was blocked by the moon, the skies grew dim and the

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Zoning Department Head Tells County Board Home Construction Is On Upswing

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board held their regular meeting for August on Tuesday, August 8, meeting at an earlier time than normal, 4:15 p.m., after they took a tour that began at 3 p.m. of several county buildings including the Sheriff’s Department and the Courthouse basement vaults. The board heard from Zoning Coordinator

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City Council Approves Road Closures For Fall Festival

By Alex Johannes The Nashville City Council met for a meeting last Thursday evening at Nashville City Hall. A request was previously brought to the Council by Chamber President Tom Speedie at the July 20 meeting, was approved at this meeting, which allows for road closures for the Fall Festival. The street closures will be

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