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Nashville City Council Approves Purchase Of New Skid Steer

By Alex Haglund The Nashville City Council approved a few purchases at their first regular meeting of the month, held on Thursday, July 6, including a skid steer and new heating and air conditioning for the police department. The street department presented bids to the council for a new skid steer, along with a number

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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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Washington County Fair This Week

The Washington County Fair gears up this week with plenty of events going on at the track. The Fair will play host to two Demolition Derbies this year. The first derby will take place on Wednesday July 12 at 7 p.m. The derby on Wednesday night will feature Mini and Full-Size Autocross, a Mini-Van Derby,

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Fireworks And Fun – 4th Of July In Nashville At The Park

    The annual fireworks show at Memorial Park In Nashville went off without a hitch this Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Before the fireworks, live music was played by the Beaucoup Bottom Band as those celebrating the holiday staked out their spots for the evening’s show.  

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Frankie’s On The Hill To Reopen

    Chef Mark Allen is planning a number of internationally-themed dishes to present to diners at Frankie’s On The Hill in Nashville, reopening Friday, July 7. By Alex Haglund     Frankie’s On The Hill, the upscale dining establishment owned by Frank Bartolotta, of Girolamo’s, will be reopening after an extended closure on Friday, July 7,

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Clarkes And Old Capitals Go Back To The 1860s

    A player for The Vandalia Old Capitols, complete with waxed handlebar moustache, “hurls” the ball in one of the team’s vintage base ball games, played against the Murphysboro Clarkes at Memorial Park in Nashville on Saturday, June 24. Vintage Base Ball was brought to Nashville thanks to the Washington County Historical Society who organized

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Long Meeting, No Public Comment From Teachers, Board At NCHS

By Alex Haglund     The Nashville Community High School Board met on the evening of Monday, June 26 for their last regular meeting of the fiscal year. At the meeting, members of the NCHS teachers’ union, the Nashville Education Association (NEA), were allowed a chance to speak to the board in closed session and air

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ISP – Designate A Driver This Holiday Weekend

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 13 / 22 Commander, Lieutenant Michael Alvey, would like to remind motorists to drive sober or designate a driver while celebrating over the 4th of July. DUI remains the number one cause of fatal crashes during the Independence Day holiday period. The ISP will be stepping up roving patrols and

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Youth to Washington Tour 2017

    From left to right: Sierra Wetmore, Brittaney Wynn, Congressman John Shimkus, Hannah Liske and Rachel Beckham. Rachel Beckham of Woodlawn, Hannah Liske of Okawville, Sierra Wetmore of Iuka and Brittaney Wynn of Alma represented Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 9-16. This event, sponsored by the

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Ladies Golf Association June Meeting

The Nashville Ladies Golf Association met on June 6 in the pavilion by the golf course. Cathy Shew, our co-president opened the meeting. All were happy to see Ann Sachtleben in attendance. Minutes were read and the motion to approve by Jane Miller seconded by Gina Asberry. All were in favor. Treasures report by Kathy

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