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NASHVEGAS! Nashville Community High School Homecoming Week

Nashville Community High School will celebrate its homecoming October 2 – October 7. NCHS Student Council members have been busy from the beginning of school planning for this event, and they have chosen “Nashvegas” as this year’s homecoming theme. On Friday, October 6, 2017, students will be dismissed from school at 11:30 a.m., and the

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Cyclist David Weber Killed By Teen Driver On IL-15

By Alex Haglund David Weber, 63, of Venedy, was killed after being struck by a car while he was riding his bicycle on IL-15 on the evening of Thursday, September 7. According to the Illinois State Police, the collision took place at approximately 5:19 p.m., when Weber was riding his Specialized Roubaix road bike eastbound

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Emotional Statements Heard, No Action Taken By NCHS Board Regarding Fowler

By Alex Haglund Following the publication of the “Volleyball” column by Nashville Community High School Superintendent Ernie Fowler and the ensuing fallout from it, the NCHS board called a special meeting which was held at starting at 6 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, September 6. Along with the members of the board (all members

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9/11 Memorial In Courthouse

With the 16th anniversary of the tragic 9/11 attacks coming up, Washington County residents should remember that there is a 9/11 memorial located in the Washington County Courthouse. At the center of the memorial is a piece of steel from the towers which was recovered after the attack.

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Stock The Trailer – Local Collection Held For Hurricane Relief Donations

Volunteers in front of NCHS accept and sort donations for Hurricane Harvey relief on the afternoon of Friday, September 1. By Alex Haglund Some of the items you might expect – non-perishable food, bottled water, flashlights and batteries. Other items are more surprising, like kitty litter, underwear or diapers. There is a need for all

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Okawville Board of Education Sets Future Meeting Dates

By Alex Johannes The West Washington County Community Unit School District #10 Board of Education met on the evening of August 24, 2017 for their regular monthly meeting. The first item on the agenda, regarded a recent issue with the fire alarms in the building. The fire alarms went off every five minutes, but were

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Outrage, Controversy Following “Volleyball”

By Alex Haglund Outrage and a flurry of media coverage have occurred in the wake of The Nashville News publishing “Volleyball”, the column by Nashville Community High School Superintendent Ernie Fowler, in the Wednesday, August 30 edition of the newspaper. The Nashville News did not hear anything about the column on the day of its

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From The Editor: An Apology For Volleyball

On behalf of The Nashville News, and personally as the editor, I would like to apologize for the column “Volleyball” by Nashville Community High School Superintendent Ernie Fowler that was published in the Wednesday, August 30, edition of the newspaper. It is not my intent that this newspaper offend its readers. Offense though, is a

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August Weather Report

The month of August was a dry and cool one, according to the weather station readings taken at the Nashville Water Plant. Only 2.79 inches of precipitation was recorded for the month, with one inch recorded on recorded on August 2 and nine-tenths of an inch recorded on August 17. The rest was less than

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