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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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City Donates To Nashville Fireworks

By Alex Haglund Steve Haertling, business owner, volunteer firefighter and the head of the Fourth of July fireworks in Nashville spoke to the Nashville City Council at their regular meeting held on the evening of Thursday, April 5, and asked for a donation to help put on the yearly fireworks show. In the past, the

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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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Okawville Police Officers Attend HazMat Training

By Alex Johannes The Okawville Village Board held their regular monthly meeting on the evening of Thursday, March 26. Under Police and Liquor, Chairperson Sarah Deterding addressed the board in regards to the Okawville police officers attending the annual mandatory Hazmat training on March 7. Deterding also remarked that the board reviewed city ordinance violators

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West Washington School Board Prepares For 2018-2019 School Year

By Alex Johannes The West Washington County Community Unit School District #10 Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on the evening of Thursday, March 22. The board approved the eighth grade and high school graduation dates for the spring. Eighth grade graduation will take place on Tuesday, May 22 with the dance following

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Lively Family Massacre Brought War Of 1812 To Southern Illinois

ABOVE, one of the grave markers today at the site of the massacre. By Alex Haglund The massacre of the John Lively family by Indians in 1813, in what would later be called Covington Township, Washington County, Illinois, was an act of violence that was shocking, both to people of the time and even now,

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Relay For Life – Is Your Impact Local Or Not?

Karianne Schnitker and Nancy Hish manned a bake sale in front of Farmers and Merchants Bank in Nashville on Friday morning to benefit Relay For Life. Want to help too? Read the column, head to the website, start a team or call Rebecca – there’s plenty of work to be done, and there’s still progress

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Sheriff’s Report – April 4, 2018

April 2 A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to a one vehicle crash on Huron St. in Irvington. Alyssa M. Ilbery, 20 from Kell, IL was attempting to turn right when her vehicle left the roadway and struck a culvert. No injuries were reported. A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested James E. Garner, 45 of

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Police Report – April 4, 2018

March 26 The Nashville Police Department responded to the 400 block of N. Hoffman St. for a 911 hang-up call. Officers responded to the 400 block of N. Hoffman St. to assist EMS. Police responded to St. Rt. 127 and Enterprise Ave. for a two vehicle traffic crash with no injuries. A vehicle driven by

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