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Two Sentenced To D.O.C. During May

Daniel S. Birchard, LEFT, and Frank V. Falcone, RIGHT.     The office of Washington county State’s Attorney Daniel Bronke has released information on two men who received sentences of time in jail during the month of May, Daniel S. Birchard and Frank V. Falcone. Birchard, 35, of Addieville, Case 2016-CF-127, originally pled guilty to the

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Okawville Man, Schwankhaus, Killed In Wreck Monday Morning

A single vehicle accident early Monday morning has left one man, Justin Schwankhaus, 21, of Okawville, dead. At 3:13 a.m. on Monday, May 29, the office of the Washington County Coroner was dispatched to the scene of a single car accident on Illinois State Route 160 approximately 3 miles west of Addieville. Schwankhaus was pronounced

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Relay For Life In Okawville June 24

The Washington County Relay for Life will be held in Okawville, IL at the Community Park on Saturday, June 24, 2017 from 4:00 to 10:00 PM. The Relay committee is still looking for more teams to add to the excitement and success of the Relay. A team can be any group, organization, school, class, family,

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Nashville FFA Chapter Succeeds At District Horticulture

    Members who participated were, BACK ROW, Alex Johannes, Austin Schorfheide, Tyler Jahnke, Tabor Kozuszek, Bailey Schorfheide, Holli Fullerton, and Emily Stern, and FRONT ROW, Emily Wisely, Danya Parrish, Mady Reichmann, Johnna Bergmann, Reighn Stofferahn, Karlie Voss, and Liz Biermann. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter     The Nashville FFA Horticulture team recently brought home some

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Okawville School Board Sets Goals For Upcoming School Year

By Alex Johannes     The West Washington County Community Unit District #10 Board of Education met for their regular monthly meeting on the evening of Wednesday, May 25. The board approved a variety of ways to improve their school district beginning in the 2017-2018 school year. The trickle down effects of the Illinois State Budget

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Farm Bureau Seeking Applications For Impact Grant Program

At the Washington County Farm Bureau, we understand the amount of hard work and sweat equity that is required to make a lasting impact in our community. For over 90 years, the Washington County Farm Bureau has offered programs and services in Washington County to inform, strengthen, and develop the agricultural industry. We continue that

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St. Ann School Hosts Speech Meet

    FROM LEFT, Reese Varel, Harrison Zgonina, and Tessa Kellerman.     The annual Diocesan Speech Meet was held on Saturday, April 29 at St. Ann Catholic School with over a dozen schools and several dozen students participating. Students, coaches, judges and parents from the metro east, southern Illinois and points west made the trek in

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Nashville FFA Excels In District V Job Interview

    Contestants included, FROM LEFT, Mason Niedbalski, Carli Hoffman, Austin Schorfheide, and Callie McClay. By Alex Johannes, Chapter Reporter     On April 26, members of the Nashville FFA Chapter attended the District V Job Interview Career Development Event held at the SIU College of Agriculture Sciences. This contest is designed to help members enhance their

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Nashville Optimist Club Announces Community Service, Essay Contest Winners

    ABOVE, NCHS Seniors Taylor Cook and Tyler Jahnke, who were the recipients of the Optimist Club Community Service Award Scholarships.     BELOW, NCHS senior Johnna Bergmann, who won the club level of the Optimist Essay contest.  A special thank you to the community members who served as judges:  Palma Stiegman, Danny Donato, and Macee

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