Regional

Okawville Village Board Swears In Ford As Full-Time Cop

By Jill Moon     The Okawville Village Board held its monthly meeting on February 27. The board was pleased to swear in former part-time police officer Evan Ford as a full-time patrolman. They voted at their meeting last month to promote him to full-time.     Patrolman Ford’s fiancee Kelsey Hovorka attended the swearing in. Mayor

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Leading The Way To PolishFest

Andy Kabat guides his tractor down the parade route at DuBois PolishFest, held on Sunday, March 5, in observance of Casimir Pulaski Day. The float that he was pulling was the Kabat family’s, and was in honor of his father, the late Butch Kabat, who organized the antique tractor display before the parade in years

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DuBois PolishFest 2017 Photo Gallery

Every year, the Sunday before Casimir Pulaski Day, the town of DuBois hosts its raucous PolishFest. This Sunday, March 5 was this year’s event, with the parade beginning at 1 p.m. Following that there was lots more food, fun, music, and of course, “piwa.” See someone you know in the gallery? Feel free to share

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Richview – March 1, 2017

Melody Turner 314-0684     ZUMBA is every Wednesday at 6:30 pm at the Ashley Community Building. Your first class is FREE.. This is not your Grandma’s ZUMBA these instructors are high energy. Richview Methodist Church women’s prayer and share is every Tuesday at 1:30 pm.Bible Study is every Wednesday at 6pm. Sunday morning services at

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Okawville Schools Negotiate New Internet Service

By Jill Moon     During a discussion of bills at the February Okawville school board meeting Superintendent Scott Fuhrhop told the board the district was coming to the end of its current 5-year contract with Charter Communications that provides internet and phone service. He said the school desperately needs more bandwidth for quicker downloads. Fuhrhop

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Letter: Trespassing, Tree-Trimming, Without Apology

On February 20, 2017, at approximately 1 pm, we discovered that contract employees of Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) had cut a 20 yard by 150 yard swath from the Northeast edge of our property. The salient fact in this matter is that no permission was secured. We immediately ordered the tree trimming crew from our

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NCHS Open Mic Night

The NCHS English Department will host the 6th Annual Open-Mic Reading Night at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, 2017, in the NCHS Media Center. This event will showcase community members, students, and staff members reading their own original writings or their favorite writings. Community members are invited to enjoy classic, contemporary, and unpublished works

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On-the-Road Seminar – Motor Vehicle Regulations For Illinois Farmers

Trucking regulations are complicated, and farm exemptions compound that complexity.  Seems everyone has a different answer to your question.  Come join us at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 6, 2017 at Kaskaskia College’s Agricultural Building, 27210 College Road, Centralia, IL to sort truth from conjecture and fact from rumor. We’re hosting this two-hour seminar that

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March 17 Deadline For AFA Leadership Conference And $3,200 Scholarship

Since 1996, AFA’s partnerships have awarded more than $9 million in academic scholarships, and provided leader training to 13,000 students and young professionals. In Washington County alone, 17 students have received $54,400 in scholarships during the 14-year community partnership with AFA. Eligibility requirements for the Washington County Community Scholarship include any high school seniors enrolling

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