Regional

Richards Honored For 54 Years Of Service To Nashville Township

    Trustees and officers of Nashville Township came honored William B. Richards for serving 54 years as the township clerk. Richards, CENTER, is accompanied by, FROM LEFT, TWP Clerk Chris Maschhoff, Road Commissioner Greg Schorfheide, TWP Supervisor Lester D. Campbell, Trustee Roland Jones, Trustee Fred Reid and Trustee Lester Lange.

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B&B Quik Mart Celebrates First Anniversary

Memorial Day weekend marked the one year anniversary of the B & B Quik Mart in Oakdale. Starting a small business in Illinois is a risky venture and many things must to go correctly for a business to succeed. B & B Quik Mart in Oakdale has worked and found their niche. From the beginning,

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Riding The Rails With Hobo Dave

    Outgoing Washington County Historical Society President David Marshall or “Hobo Dave”, RIGHT, gave a presentation for the Historical Society’s annual banquet on the railroads of Washington County, assisted by real life railroader Bob Howard, LEFT. There were many more railroads and short lines in the county 100 or even 50 years ago and it

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Okawville Students Make Donation For Autism Awareness

    The Okawville High School Student Leadership Team, represented by Fiona Winkel and Max Aubel, made a $350 donation to Angel for Autism, represented by Kristen Storey.  The donation is the profit from the April Autism Awareness shirt sale conducted in conjunction with Nashville High School.

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Lamplighters HCE Meets For May At Oakdale Townhall

Betty Renken hosted the May meeting of Lamplighters HCE at the Oakdale Town Hall. Members answered roll call by telling their first sign of aging. Myrene Alfeldt gave the lesson, “I’m Positive I’m Aging”. The lesson’s main focus was to have a positive outlook on aging. Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The longer I live, the

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Letter: Strong Leader Needed To Continue Tradition Of Excellence At NCHS

US academic environments define leadership as “a process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment of a common task”. (Wikipedia). As taxpayers we expect that the high school we support functions at the highest level possible within the means available. Through elections we select

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Stone Soup Shakespeare Performs “Julius Caesar” In Nashville

“Et Tu, Brute?” Intrigue and murder in ancient Rome were the bread and butter (or perhaps, bread and circuses) of the actors of Stone Soup Shakespeare, when they performed “Julius Caesar” at Memorial Park in Nashville on Thursday, May 11. By Alex Haglund Stone Soup Shakespeare, a touring acting company that brings “Shakespeare in the

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What Does The Poppy Mean?

What does the poppy mean? The American Legion Auxiliary adopted the poppy as its memorial flower in 1921, and in 1924, instituted the National Poppy Program to protect the Memorial Poppy and ensuring that every Auxiliary Poppy is made by a disabled or hospitalized veteran. Each year, volunteers from the American Legion Auxiliary and from

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2nd Annual Okawville Soda Festival To Be Held At The Heritage Days

Come and taste 18 old-fashioned glass bottle sodas on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. Last year’s crowd top vote-getters, Excel Bottling Company of Breese’s Frostie Root Beer and Black Cherry will be going to battle against Fitz’s Cardinal Cream, Dang Butterscotch Root Beer, Green River,

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