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Fireworks And Fun – 4th Of July In Nashville At The Park

    The annual fireworks show at Memorial Park In Nashville went off without a hitch this Tuesday, July 4, 2017. Before the fireworks, live music was played by the Beaucoup Bottom Band as those celebrating the holiday staked out their spots for the evening’s show.  

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Frankie’s On The Hill To Reopen

    Chef Mark Allen is planning a number of internationally-themed dishes to present to diners at Frankie’s On The Hill in Nashville, reopening Friday, July 7. By Alex Haglund     Frankie’s On The Hill, the upscale dining establishment owned by Frank Bartolotta, of Girolamo’s, will be reopening after an extended closure on Friday, July 7,

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Clarkes And Old Capitals Go Back To The 1860s

    A player for The Vandalia Old Capitols, complete with waxed handlebar moustache, “hurls” the ball in one of the team’s vintage base ball games, played against the Murphysboro Clarkes at Memorial Park in Nashville on Saturday, June 24. Vintage Base Ball was brought to Nashville thanks to the Washington County Historical Society who organized

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Long Meeting, No Public Comment From Teachers, Board At NCHS

By Alex Haglund     The Nashville Community High School Board met on the evening of Monday, June 26 for their last regular meeting of the fiscal year. At the meeting, members of the NCHS teachers’ union, the Nashville Education Association (NEA), were allowed a chance to speak to the board in closed session and air

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Youth to Washington Tour 2017

    From left to right: Sierra Wetmore, Brittaney Wynn, Congressman John Shimkus, Hannah Liske and Rachel Beckham. Rachel Beckham of Woodlawn, Hannah Liske of Okawville, Sierra Wetmore of Iuka and Brittaney Wynn of Alma represented Tri-County Electric Cooperative in Washington, D.C., during the annual “Youth to Washington” Tour, June 9-16. This event, sponsored by the

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Porter Honored For 28 Years As Pilot Knob Road Commissioner

    A retirement party was held at Oakdale Country Kitchen on Sunday, June 25, in honor of Dave Porter, who has served as the Pilot Knob Township Road Commissioner for 28 years. Pictured, FROM LEFT, are Harold Francis, Kristina Gill, Brad Ahlers, Leland Wells, Dave Porter, Kim Morris, Paul Ryterski and Joshua Ibendahl.

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George Portz And Bluegrass Friends Play At Pavilion

George Portz, FAR LEFT, with fiddle, and his Bluegrass Friends played some foot stomping songs on a sweltering evening at the Pavilion Across The Creek, Nashville Memorial Park, on Thursday, June 15. This week’s concert will be presented by Washington County natives, The County Road Cruizers, who will be out at the same Pavilion at

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Summer Reading Program Attendees Learn Where Their Food Comes From

Children in the Nashville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program got a visit from Deb Sauerhage Lehde, the Washington County Farm Bureau’s Ag In The Classroom coordinator, who taught them a little bit about where their food comes from – and how it goes from the farms to their kitchen tables. ABOVE, Lehde reads “The Cow

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