Okawville

Okawville Cross Country Continues Season

The boys and girls cross country teams continued their season this past week as they competed in Murphysboro and in New Athens. On August 30, Okawville traveled to Murphysboro for the Murphysboro Invitational. The boys finished ninth out of 19 teams, while the girls team did not have a team due to some girls playing

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Okawville Golfers Take First And Second

Two members of the Okawville girls golf team took home the top two individual spots at the Okawville Invitational Golf Tournament, held on August 26 at Roland Barkau Memorial Golf Course in Okawville. Megan Hettenhausen was the top finisher overall with a score of 82 in the tournament. Erin Klasing finished runner-up as she was

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Boys And Girls Cross Country Begins Season At New Athens

The Nashville Girls Cross Country team won the New Athens Invitational by four points over Okawville. Back Row: Destyn Hausner-Mills, Sabrina Kollbaum, Jaylyn Bower, Kylie Kozuszek, Jadah Heidel, and Brittnie Bartling. Front Row: Micah Arnold, Grace Masschhoff, Havalen Pierce, and Kiley Heidel. By Brent Huelsmann The Nashville boys and girls cross country teams got their

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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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