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States Attorney Donates To Okawville Police Department

    States Attorney Daniel Bronke, RIGHT, made a donation of $3,147 to the Okawville Police Department, accepted by Okawville Police Chief Steve Millikin, LEFT, to go towards the purchase of three sets of “Stop sticks”, a digital camera and a battery and charger for a handheld LIDAR unit. By Jill Moon     States Attorney Daniel

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Nashville Fire District Rolls Out New Ladder Truck

    The Nashville Firefighters Association donation $35,000 to the Nashville Fire Protection District to help purchase the District’s new 109-foot aerial ladder truck, parked behind the firefighters. By Alex Haglund     A strange blue light was seen in the sky over Nashville on the evening of March 2. Raising more than 100-feet into the air,

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Moving With Country Heat

Country Heat Instructor Michelle Ferguson, along with members of her classes, at the DuBois Polishfest Parade. By Jill Moon If you’re looking for a different form of exercise to try there is something new being offered in the area. Michelle Ferguson of Ashley is teaching several classes of Country Heat, country dance moves set to

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April 4, 2017 Election Results

Non-certified results for the Tuesday, April 4, 2017 consolidated elections in Washington County, Ill., will be posted here as they become available. Editor’s Note, 8:48 p.m.: All of the election results that have been posted by the Washington County Clerk’s Office have been posted here. I’ve noted all of the updates to this story as

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Dates Set For Graduation, Registration For West Washington Schools

By Jill Moon     The school board in Okawville held their monthly meeting and invited all of Washington County to join them on Tuesday, April 11, at 6:30pm, at the high school to watch a film called The Heroin Project. One of Okawville’s teachers, Christy Sweet, is helping with the presentation.     The board discussed

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City Of Nashville Makes Donation To Washington County Arts Council

By Alex Haglund      The Nashville City Council approved a donation of $300 to the Washington County Arts Council at their meeting held on Thursday, March 16. This donation helps to fund the arts council for the year. The arts council puts on events like Shakespeare in the Park and the Summer Concert series, and

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City Council Approves 2017 MFT Appropriation

By Alex Haglund     The city held a bid opening for Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) appropriations for the coming year on Tuesday, March 14. The items, and bids approved by the city council at their regular meeting on Thursday, March 16, are: • 250 tons B.A.M. Bituminous Mixture Number One, with a bid of $45.73

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County Farm Bureau To Offer Fire Extinguisher Inspection/Recharge Program

The Washington County Farm Bureau Young Leader and Women’s Committees are offering free inspections of fire extinguishers and reduced/subsidized fees to have them recharged and/or replaced as required. We are partnering with Albers Fire Protection Equipment (from Beckemeyer) for an on-site event at the Farm Bureau office in Nashville from 1-5 p.m. on Thursday, March

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IEPA Makes Follow-Up Inspection At Nashville Compost Site

The gate at the City of Nashville’s compost site is now locked – citizens will be able to drop waste off there on Wednesdays and Saturdays from April through January, and at other times if arrangements are made with public works. New Rules To Be Added To Permit By Alex Haglund     Nashville City Streets

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County To Change Property Tax Software

By Alex Haglund     The Washington County Board met at the Washington County Courthouse on Tuesday, March 14, for their regular monthly meeting, a brief one, during which a switch to a new tax software system for the county was approved, as was a project to install a sound system into the county board room.

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