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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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Dark Sun: August 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse Over Washington County

The Eclipse’s totality, when the sun is completely blocked by the moon and only the solar corona is visible, should be able to be seen in southern Washington County at around 1:20 p.m., Monday, August 21. (Photo from Nasa.gov, Image S. Habbal, M. Druckmüller and P. Aniol) By Alex Haglund Imagine if you will, what

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Senator Durbin Visits Washington County Hospital

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D–IL), speaks with Dr. Ginger Fewell, Washington County Hospital Board Member Dale Blohm, and WCH CEO and President Nancy Newby before a meeting at WCH on the morning of Friday, July 7. By Alex Haglund Illinois’ Senior United States Senator Dick Durbin (D–IL) paid a visit to Washington County Hospital

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Hats Off To The Nashville Community High School Class Of 2017

School’s Out! Seniors of the class of 2017 toss their hats at the end of graduation on Sunday, May 28.     The students of the Nashville Community High School said their final farewells to the school and Assembly Hall on the afternoon of Sunday, May 28 – graduation! For a look at these outgoing Hornet

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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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Manic May Monday For NCHS Board

Members of the NCHS Hornets Varsity Football Team came to the NCHS Board meeting held on Monday, May 22, in order to offer a statement of support for coach Stephen Kozuszek, who had not yet been hired at that point as the head football coach. Kozuszek’s hiring was announced by the board at a special

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In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In

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