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Summer’s Last Splash

Owen Dunn, 12, takes to the air from the diving board at the Nashville Memorial Park Pool, while his brother, Lucas Dunn, 9, waits for his turn. Area kids got into the pool for free on Friday, August 11, when the Nashville Chamber of Commerce hosted a kids free swim

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John Wall Brings History Of Nashville Dragway To The Page

John Wall holds a copy of his book, “Nashville Illinois Dragway”, a compendium of facts, flyers and photos from the Nashville Dragway, the world’s first 1/8 mile NHRA sanctioned dragway, which opened in 1963.   By Alex Haglund Today, it’s just a few patches of broken concrete broken up by overgrown grass and weeds. A

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Optometrist Sends Letter To School Officials Urging Eclipse Caution

Dear School Administrators: I know many of you, but for those I may not have met, my name is Dr. Joshua Wilson. I am the owner of Advanced Vision Care in Nashville and Belleville. As you can imagine, with the solar eclipse getting near, I have been getting numerous questions regarding the viewing of this

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Eclipse 2017 Eye Safety

By Michael Wilson, O.D. Advanced Vision Care On Monday, August 21, 2017, the United States will experience a solar eclipse. The moon will cover at least part of the sun for 2 to 3 hours. In some parts of the country there will be a zone of totality spanning from Oregon to South Carolina. This

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Fantastically Fresh Food – At The Nashville Farmers Market

Leonard Haertling. The Nashville Farmers Market, sponsored by The Nashville Chamber of Commerce, is open in front of the courthouse, along IL-15, every Thursday morning and Monday afternoon. There’s plenty of great produce for sale, including the items from: Mike Simonton, Paul Stegman, Leonard Haertling, and Josh Cowley. The market is open: • from 7

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Marvin Miessner Celebrating 90th Birthday

Marvin Miessner and family will be celebrating Marvin’s 90th birthday with an open house to be held on Sunday, August 20. Marvin’s children, Donald and Linda Miessner, Karen and Carl Benning, Marla and Dennis Hempen, and Lori Felts are inviting family and friends to extend their well wishes to Marvin at St. John’s Lutheran School

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Nashville FFA Members Attend Communications Summit

By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter Nashville FFA chapter members, Alex Johannes and Madison Schuette attended the annual Agricultural Communications Summit at the Wyndam Hotel on June 12, 2017. This summit is an activity of the Illinois Association FFA and made possible by GROWMARK, Inc. Invited were FFA members from across the state of Illinois, as

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NCHS Hires New Principal, Mark Begando

New NCHS Principal Mark Begando. By Alex Haglund The Nashville Community High School Board held a special meeting on Monday, August 7, regarding personnel. Specifically, the meeting was to interview and vote on hiring a new principal for NCHS. Following a closed session, the board voted to hire Mark Begando as the new NCHS principal.

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HERO Trailer Comes To NCHS On Registration Day

Trailer Has Mock Up Of Teen Bedroom, Organization Seeks To Show Parents Warning Signs Of Drug Abuse The “Hidden In Plain Sight” trailer, ABOVE, from HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization) was parked at NCHS during registration day, August 8, 2017. By Alex Haglund There are bags on the desk – one is (made to look

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