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Wash. Co. Board Amends Wind and Solar Ordinances

May 31, 2023

By Todd Marver The Washington County Board approved a pair of ordinances to amend the county’s wind and solar sighting ordinances at a special meeting on Thursday, May 25. According to a copy of the ordinances provided by Washington County Clerk Shari Hempen, state legislators changed state statutes on how a county can set…

D49 Board Approves Student Handbook, Transportation Contract Extension, Personnel

May 31, 2023

By Todd Marver At its Thursday, May 25 meeting, the Nashville School District 49 Board approved the 2023-2024 school year student handbook and a three-year extension to the transportation contract with Robinson Transport. District 49 Superintendent Michael Brink said the student handbook was approved with only one minor revision.  He said the transportation extension…

Rick Harris speaks at Nashville Memorial Day Ceremony

May 30, 2023

By Todd Marver Rick Harris was the guest speaker during the Nashville Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29. He enlisted in the Army from 1975-1978 as a military police officer. Harris grew up during the Vietnam War in a military family stationed at Scott Air Force Base. Harris said his home in Mascoutah…

Nashville Council Donates $2,000 to Library Summer Reading Program

May 24, 2023

By Todd Marver At its Thursday, May 18 meeting, the Nashville City Council approved donating $2,000 to the library’s summer reading program, which runs from June 1 to July 27. The money will come from the gaming fund. Library director Kelsey Schaepperkoetter said last year the city donated $1,000 that the library used for…

Nashville Boy Meets Chris Pratt

May 24, 2023

By Todd Marver Make-A-Wish Illinois recently granted the wish of Douglas Habbe, a Nashville 9-year-old, to meet actor Chris Pratt. Douglas and his family traveled to Los Angeles last month to meet Pratt during the Super Mario Bros. Movie premiere. Pratt plays the character Owen in the Jurassic World movies. Sherry Habbe, the mother…

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