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Blue Light Special

The volunteer firefighters of the Nashville Fire Protection District held a training night on Thursday, March 2, and began to practice operations with the department’s new ladder truck. The truck’s extendable ladder has rungs that are illuminated with blue LEDs.

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Okawville Village Board Swears In Ford As Full-Time Cop

By Jill Moon     The Okawville Village Board held its monthly meeting on February 27. The board was pleased to swear in former part-time police officer Evan Ford as a full-time patrolman. They voted at their meeting last month to promote him to full-time.     Patrolman Ford’s fiancee Kelsey Hovorka attended the swearing in. Mayor

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Kids Fishing Day Planned For May 7

    Tom McFeron of The Washington County Sportsmen spoke to the Nashville City Council on March 2 to make plans for the 43rd annual kids fishing derby. By Alex Haglund Tom McFeron of the Washington County Sportsmen visited with the Nashville City Council at their regular meeting on Thursday, March 2, and talked about getting

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IEPA Compost Site Inspection Forces City To Lock Gate

By Alex Haglund Street Department Commissioner Rich Schuette told the council that the city’s compost site had gotten its annual surprise visit from an Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) inspector. While the site received high marks on the inspection, Schuette said that this inspector did not like the idea of the gate being left open.

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Leading The Way To PolishFest

Andy Kabat guides his tractor down the parade route at DuBois PolishFest, held on Sunday, March 5, in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. The float that he was pulling was the Kabat family’s, and was in honor of his father, the late Butch Kabat, who organized the antique tractor display before the parade in years

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DuBois PolishFest 2017 Photo Gallery

Every year, the Sunday before Casimir Pulaski Day, the town of DuBois hosts its raucous PolishFest. This Sunday, March 5 was this year’s event, with the parade beginning at 1 p.m. Following that there was lots more food, fun, music, and of course, “piwa.” See someone you know in the gallery? Feel free to share

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Sheriff’s Report – March 1, 2017

February 26 The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Washington County Ambulance, and Ashley Fire Department responded to Richview for a report of a medical emergency. February 25 Francisco J. Abatos-Hurtado, 35 of Centralia, was arrested by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for No Valid Driver’s License and Operating Uninsured Motor Vehicle. A Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy

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Police Report – March 1, 2017

February 20 The Nashville Police Department responded to N. Grand Ave. at W. Maple St. for a suspicious vehicle. Officers responded to the 400 block of E. Adams St. for a domestic dispute. Police responded to the 400 block of E. St. Louis St. for an animal complaint. Officers responded to the 300 block of

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Relay For Life “A Taste Of Hope” 2017 Starts March 9

Relay For Life is season is almost here again, and Taste of Hope 2017 benefiting Relay for Life kicks off the week of Thursday, March 9 (Relay for Life is set for June 24 in Okawville, 4-10pm). A Taste of Hope dinners are weekly on Thursday nights (except for Buretta’s, Wednesday, March 22, due to

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Nashville FFA Places Second At Section Poultry Judging

    Members that participated were: FRONT ROW, Grace Gutjahr, Sarah Zyk, and Meghan Felts. BACK ROW, Emily Stern, Carli Hoffman, Riley Bergmann, Alex Johannes, and Tabor Kozuszek. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter On February 24, eight Nashville FFA members went to the Section 21 Poultry Judging CDE hosted by the Bluford FFA Chapter. The CDE

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