County Reports Three More COVID-19 Cases

The number of COVID-19 cases continued to rise this week, with the Washington County Health Department reporting three additional cases. The new cases include a female in her 30s with moderate symptoms. This individual was exposed at her workplace. The other cases are a female in her 20s and a male in his 40s. Both…

County Board To Meet Virtually

The Washington County Board will have restrictions in place for its August meeting, county officials said Friday, August 7. According to a press release: “Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and the need to protect the community and the continuity of the county Government the regular monthly meeting of the Washington County Board will be restricted for…

Governor Announces New Rules For Law Enforcement, Mask Measurements

Announces New IDPH Rules to Provide Local Law Enforcement More Flexibility and a Measured Process to Enforce Public Health Guidance Signs SB471 to Provide Additional Protections for Frontline Workers, Expand Paid Disability Leave Friday, August 7, 2020 – Governor, Office of the CHICAGO – Building on efforts to protect Illinois’ workers and communities in response…

Photos: Addieville, Hoyelton Fire Protection Districts Receive Grain Rescue Tube Donations

  Two Washington County fire protection districts were awarded life-saving grain rescue tubes to help prevent grain bin accidents in the community. Addieville and Hoyleton Fire Protection Districts were recently given the equipment. Grain bin entrapments account for dozens of fatalities each year and grain bin deaths have surged in 2019 and 2020 due to…

Centralia Police Investigate Thursday Night Shooting Incident

A couple of people were hospitalized Thursday night and treated for gunshot wounds after an incident that occurred in Centralia, police said. According to WJBD, two individuals were struck by gunfire at the intersection of Kerr and Pine streets “between a group of pedestrians and an occupied vehicle.” When police arrived, they found a 27-year-old…

St Ann CYM “Not-So” Canceled Mission Trip

  Coronavirus canceled the Mission Trip to Indianapolis, IN for the St Ann’s CYM Youth. It did not cancel wanting to do something in the spirit of God. The search for a local project landed them at the home of Vietnam Veteran Lee Jett and his wife Salina from July 28 thru July 31. The…

NCHS Approves School Plan, Hybrid Learning For Fall

By Leah Williams [email protected] The Nashville Community High School Board of Education passed a Reopening the School plan, instituting a hybrid in-person and online learning curriculum for the next school year at its meeting on Tuesday, July 28. NCHS Principal Mark Begando said the school’s population will be divided up into two groups based on…

60th Case Now Reporting

A new coronavirus case is now reporting. The Washington County Health Department said the new case involves a female in her 20s. Health Department staff is working to get in contact with this individual to isolate and identify potential close contacts. One case was released from isolation today and can return to normal activities. Isolation…

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