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Shrew Taming…Or Shrew Lassoing?

Stone Soup Shakespeare, now in its eighth season, brought this year’s play, “The Taming of the Shrew” to the “stage” at the pavilion across the creek at Memorial Park on the evening of Thursday, May 10. Their take on “Taming” was a distinctly western one, with cowboy hats, whooping and hollering, a combination of western

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Washington County Board Passes Gun Sanctuary County Resolution

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board unanimously approved a resolution to become a “sanctuary county” for firearms at their regular meeting held on Tuesday, May 8 at the Washington County Courthouse. The resolution mentions a number of proposed Illinois House Bills (HB 1465, 1467, 1468 and 1469), along with proposed Illinois Senate Bill SB1657.

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Citizen Addresses City Council About Chemtrails

Joseph Lamb, ABOVE, spoke to the Nashville City Council at their meeting on Thursday, May 3, about the dangers he sees to the community and country from chemicals he says are being sprayed on the populace from jet planes. By Alex Haglund The Nashville City Council had a member of the public, Joseph Lamb, address

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2018 Kids Fishing Derby

ABOVE, Colt Wilkey shows off both a bluegill and a catfish he caught. Sunday, May 5, marked the 45th annual kids fishing derby, held at Memorial Park in Nashville and sponsored by the Washington county Sportsmens Club. The event is put on with the help of numerous volunteers from the sportsmens club, members of Squadron

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The Real World

Eighth graders from NMS, T-SJ and St. Ann School line up at the “bank” during the Nashville Chamber of Commerce’s Reality Day, held at the Nashville Community Center on Thursday, April 26. Welcome To… The Real World By Alex Haglund Bankers distributed funds. College employees assessed tuition bills. Real estate agents set people up with

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Grupo Antolin Vice Chair Visits Nashville Factory

Maria Helena Antolin, Vice Chair of Grupo Antolin, visited the company’s Nashville factory on Thursday, April 19. Antolin was accompanied by Susana Portillo Rodrigo, Corporate Improvement Director, and Edson Pereira, Production System Manager, as well as Todd Bennington, Antolin Nashville General Manager, who explained the facility’s production process to her. The Nashville factory has 522 employees and

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Deb Auld To Join Washington County Hospital Medical Group

Deb Auld, PA-C, with WCH Medical Group Director Dr. Ginger Fewell. Washington County Hospital Board, Medical Staff, Administration, and Staff are pleased to announce that Deb Auld, PA-C has joined the Medical Group at Washington County Hospital (WCH). “I am thrilled that Deb decided to join our practice,” said Dr. Ginger Fewell, WCH Medical Group

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From 19th Century Tinderbox To 21st Century Descendents

Wagner Discusses Lively Family Massacre With Packed House At Historical Society Banquet By Alex Haglund The Washington County Historical Society packed the house at The Original Springs Hotel in Okawville on the evening of Thursday, April 19, when they held their annual banquet, featuring SIUC archaeology professor Mark Wagner speaking about the 1813 massacre of

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Register Now For “Walk With The Dogs”, Happening June 2

The 13th Annual 5K “Walk With the Dogs” for Pancreatic Cancer will be held this year on Saturday, June 2 at Memorial Park in Nashville. The event opens at 7:30 with same day  registration (for those not registered already) and Team Photo Ops, and the Walk begins around 8 am after the traditional Tribute Balloon

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