Okawville

County Board Evaluates Zoning Cases

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board reviewed several zoning cases at their regular monthly meeting held on Tuesday, July 11 at the Washington County Courthouse. Two of the zoning cases, Request 003-17, Bryan Kuder, and 004-17, Caitlin Harting, were both revisited after initially being on the agenda at the June meeting. At the June

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Okawville School Board Approves Budget For 2017-2018 School Year

By Alex Johannes     The West Washington County Community Unit District #10 Board of Education met for an amended budget hearing and regular monthly meeting on the evening of Thursday, June 22. Amended Budget Hearing     The board approved the amended budget for the 2017-2018 school year.     The biggest concern was the loss in

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ISP – Designate A Driver This Holiday Weekend

Illinois State Police (ISP) District 13 / 22 Commander, Lieutenant Michael Alvey, would like to remind motorists to drive sober or designate a driver while celebrating over the 4th of July. DUI remains the number one cause of fatal crashes during the Independence Day holiday period. The ISP will be stepping up roving patrols and

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Glow Run Slated For Washington County Fair

The Washington County Fair will offer something new and exciting this year – a 5K/Fun Glow Run.  The Run will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2017.  Registration for the event is $25 per participant.  All ages are welcome and with your registration you will receive a goodie bag with various items to help illuminate

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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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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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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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Let’s Paint Washington County Purple

The Washington Co. Relay for Life will be promoting the “Paint the County Purple” Campaign with the selling of purple bows again this year. These purple bows will be displayed in the town you request in Washington County the week prior of the relay.  For the event the bows will be moved to the Okawville

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