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Pack 127 Cub Scouts Get A Firefighting Lesson

The Cub Scouts of Nashville’s Pack 127 got a firefighting lesson on Tuesday evening, July 18. The night was their “water night”, and they had some special help from Nashville Fire Protection District Volunteer Firefighters Chris Frerker and Seth Dinkelman, who came to the Scout House at Memorial Park with a tanker/pumper truck freshly topped

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NCHS FFA Brings Honors Home From State Convention

The NCHS FFA sent a group of students to the Illinois FFA State Convention, held on June 13 through 15 at the Bank of Springfield Convention Center in Springfield. The NCHS Chapter brought home numerous awards from the convention, which are listed on page B8, along with more photos from the convention. NCHS Students attending

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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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144th Army Band Plays At Memorial Park

On the evening of Thursday, July 13, The 144th Army Band IL National Guard played at the pavilion across the creek at Memorial Park in Nashville. There was a brief downpour just before they started, but the band and crowd moved under the pavilion, which was fortunate, because after the show started, an even longer,

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2017 Washington County Fair Photo Gallery

A photo gallery of pictures from the Washington County Fair. We will add to this as we get more photos put on nash-news.com Updated (Glow Run, 10:53 a.m., Friday, July 14) Updated (Reader-Submitted Photos, 2:57 p.m., Friday, July 14. Received courtesy of Jamie Juenger and Chris & Dee Geppert) Updated (ITPA Tractor Pull Photos, 3:39

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Nashville City Council Approves Purchase Of New Skid Steer

By Alex Haglund The Nashville City Council approved a few purchases at their first regular meeting of the month, held on Thursday, July 6, including a skid steer and new heating and air conditioning for the police department. The street department presented bids to the council for a new skid steer, along with a number

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NCHS Summer Baseball Defeats Sparta

Terry Pelczynski pitches during the Hornets 15-0 win over Sparta on July 7. As the summer schedule for the Hornets summer baseball team winds down, Nashville finished up their last road game of the season with a 15-0 win over Sparta on July 7. Nashville scored early and often, easily taking the victory. Nashville took

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Long Meeting, No Public Comment From Teachers, Board At NCHS

By Alex Haglund     The Nashville Community High School Board met on the evening of Monday, June 26 for their last regular meeting of the fiscal year. At the meeting, members of the NCHS teachers’ union, the Nashville Education Association (NEA), were allowed a chance to speak to the board in closed session and air

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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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