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Nashville FFA Earns Second Place at Farmyard Follies

Nashville FFA Earns Second Place at Farmyard Follies By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter The Nashville FFA Chapter kicked off its 2017-2018 year by attending the DuQuoin State Fair Farmyard Follies on August 28, 2017. At the event, members competed against members from other chapters across Southern Illinois. During the competition, the matchup featured eight events

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Above And Beyond – Chamber Recognizes Ruehl

The Nashville Chamber recognized Rebecca Ruehl, ABOVE, LEFT, with Chamber President Tom Speedie, presenting her with the first of their “Above and Beyond” award, for her help in organizing the “Stock The Trailer For Texas” effort for Hurricane Harvey relief. There is a letter from Ruehl and her relief effort co-organizer, Colleen Callan, published on

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2017 Carol Renth Memorial Tournament Champions

ABOVE, Hittin’it 2017 Carol Renth Memorial Softball Tournament Champions. It was the fifteenth year of the tournament. First Row: Taylor Ratermann, Wanda Strunhart, Dori Neighbors, Dylann Netemeyer, Laci Kempfer and Whitney Netemeyer. Second Row: Keith Kelly, Logan Zimmermann, Doug & Emmy Netemeyer, Andrew VanNatta and Adam Brammeier. Not Pictured: Shayne Kempfer and Laura Wuebbels. BELOW,

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Nashville Native Serves With U.S. Navy Half A World Away In Japan

Petty Officer 3rd Class Anah Kotila. Photo by Senior Chief Petty Officer Gary Ward A 2014 Owensville High School in Owensville, Missouri graduate and Nashville, Illinois native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Blue Ridge. Petty Officer 3rd Class Anah Kotila is an operations specialist aboard the forward-deployed amphibious command ship operating out

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2017 Okawville Wheat Festival Parade

ABOVE, TINY DANCERS, girls from Sonya’s Gotta Dance Studio of Nashville marched, danced and cheered their way along the parade route Sunday. BELOW, a “Shrek” themed float led the NCHS Marching Hornets through the parade. “Shrek – The Musical” will be a production of the NCHS Drama Department, with 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday show

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Kozuszek Wins Essay Contest

Essay Competition Winner Talanie Kozuszek. Each school year, the Catholic Daughters of Americas sponsor an Education Contest for middle school students in Catholic schools. The local chapter, Court of Our Lady of Lourdes #1790, oversees the contest in our area. St. Ann Catholic School teacher Mrs. Marsha Holzhauer uses the contest as a learning tool

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Sheriff’s Department K-9 Marley Dies Following Accident With ATV

On Tuesday, September 5 Washington County K-9 Marley was injured in an unfortunate accident. Marley escaped the control of her handler Deputy Tommy Moss and chased an ATV which ultimately struck her. The incident occurred near Deputy Moss’ residence while both were off duty. Immediately following the accident Deputy Moss transported Marley to meet with

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Fresh Strawberries – Classic Photo, September 13, 2017

This week’s Classic Photo shows an older gentleman selling some fresh strawberries. While he does look a little familiar, there is no identifying information on the photo. There is a stamp on the back from photographer Grover Brinkman of Okawville, but this is hardly unique – numerous Classic Photos that have appeared here were shot

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Golf Course Celebrates 50th Anniversary

On Saturday, September 9, the Nashville Municipal Golf Course celebrated the 50th anniversary of its opening day in 1967. Golfers, including some of those who were there on Day One, took to the course this Saturday morning to celebrate the occasion and to play a round. Those present include, FROM LEFT, Lloyd Karmeier, Richard Ruggles,

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Marching Hornets Compete At Metro East Classic

The Marching Hornets were in action on Saturday, September 9 in O’Fallon at the 37th annual Metro East Marching Classic at O’Fallon High School. This marching competition draws schools from all over the greater St. Louis area and had schools from as far away as Decatur Illinois. The Marching Hornets have been marching in this

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