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Pack 127 Cub Scouts Get A Firefighting Lesson

The Cub Scouts of Nashville’s Pack 127 got a firefighting lesson on Tuesday evening, July 18. The night was their “water night”, and they had some special help from Nashville Fire Protection District Volunteer Firefighters Chris Frerker and Seth Dinkelman, who came to the Scout House at Memorial Park with a tanker/pumper truck freshly topped

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County Fair Makes For A Busy Week At The Track

The track at the fairgrounds was a busy place this past week as two tractor pulls and two demolition derbies took place this past week. Tuesday July 11 was the ITPA Tractor Pull. The track survived heavy rainfall for the demolition derby on July 12. July 14 was the Local Washington County Tractor pull, while

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Column: Making Fireworks Happen

Dear Readers: I LOVE fireworks. Any family of mine and anyone who has known me for any amount of time (particularly during my college years) would probably take this statement as correct but an under-exaggeration. I have a college professor that still tells his students to “ask him about blowing up the toilet” when they

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Willow Branch HCE July Meeting

The Willow Branch HCE met for lunch and a meeting at The China Inn. Helen Marcks presided at the meeting. An interesting lesson on scams, identity theft, and credit reports was given by Ella York assistant Attorney General, Carbondale office. Plans for the get-together for the month of August where discussion Recipes for the International

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“Reading Link Making An Impact!”

Do you know someone who wants to learn to read or just read better? The tutors from The Reading Link can help! For 30 years, trained volunteer tutors have help hundreds of people learn to read and write, sharpen skills to take on the High School Equivalency test, read to their children and help with

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Illini Summer Academies Reveal New Wonders For Illinois Teens

It’s like suddenly seeing the world in a new way. That’s how teens attending the Illinois 4-H Illini Summer Academies describe their time studying with University of Illinois instructors in late June. From quantum mechanics and mutagenesis to honey bee health and family interactions, U of I staff allowed Academy teens to peek in the

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Lamplighters HCE July Meeting

Janet Wisely and Barbara Behrman hosted the July Lamplighters meeting in the Oakdale Town Hall. Myrene Alfeldt read a letter from Nancy Russell requesting workers for the HCE booth at the Fall Festival. Lamplighters will be going to tour and enjoy a concert at the Centralia Carillon on Wednesday, August 9th. Those planning to attend

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Justin Hicks Family Benefit July 28 At St. Paul UCC Nashville

Join family and friends for food and fun at the Nashville United Church of Christ Fellowship Hall on Friday, July 28, from 4-7:30. Included are: • Art Show which will feature artistic, creative displays of local talent • Silent Auction presenting several baskets of innovative contributions from local merchants and individuals • All-you-can-eat Homemade Spaghetti

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NCHS FFA Brings Honors Home From State Convention

The NCHS FFA sent a group of students to the Illinois FFA State Convention, held on June 13 through 15 at the Bank of Springfield Convention Center in Springfield. The NCHS Chapter brought home numerous awards from the convention, which are listed on page B8, along with more photos from the convention. NCHS Students attending

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County Board Evaluates Zoning Cases

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board reviewed several zoning cases at their regular monthly meeting held on Tuesday, July 11 at the Washington County Courthouse. Two of the zoning cases, Request 003-17, Bryan Kuder, and 004-17, Caitlin Harting, were both revisited after initially being on the agenda at the June meeting. At the June

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