County Reports Four New COVID-19 Cases

The Washington County Health Department announced on Wednesday, September 23, that there were four new lab-confirmed of COVID-19 in the county, according to a release. The residents include one male ages 5 to 10; one female in her 20s; one female in her 30s; and one female in her 60s. The county case count as…

City Says Yes To Halloween Trick-or-Treat This Year

By Leah Williams with additional reporting by Charles Guffey [email protected] The Nashville City Council agreed in an unanimous vote to permit Halloween trick-or-treating during its regular meeting on Thursday, September 17. Streets Committee Chair Doug Hargan said the city needed to decide on two things, the first of which was whether to permit trick-or-treating during…

Ashley Firefighter Receives Red Cross Award For Saving Woman’s Life

By Leah Williams [email protected] The Ashley Fire Protection District honored one of its longtime members for an act of bravery earlier this year. Terry Schettler was given a Heartsaver Hero Award from the American Heart Association in recognition of advancing the mission of the organization and emergency cardiovascular care “in a courageous effort to save…

Blessing Ceremony Held For New Fire Engine

By Leah Williams [email protected] The last official task of a longtime serving vehicle of a local fire protection district was to wash the body of its successor. The Ashley Fire Protection District held a truck blessing and washing ceremony on Saturday, September 19, at its DuBois station. The ceremony included a several special events that…

10 More COVID-19 Cases Reported Over The Weekend

The Washington County Health Department reported 10 new lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county, according to a release on Monday, September 21. The residents include one male age 16-19; one female and one male in their 20s; one male in his 30s; one female in her 40s; two females in their 50s; one female…

Pinckneyville Teen Killed In Perry County Motorcycle Crash

A 19-year-old man from Pinckneyville has died from injuries sustained in a car versus motorcycle accident in Perry County on Friday, September 18. According to the Illinois State Police, Mattie M. Spears, 44, of Marion was driving a white 2012 Chevrolet Malibu at 8:16 p.m. on Illinois 13 westbound at Azalea Road in Pinckneyville and…

District 49 Reports Two Active COVID-19 Cases, 11 Currently On Quarantine

The Nashville District 49 stated in an update on its website on Friday, September 18, that there have been five confirmed positive COVID-19 tests since August 7, two of which are current active. There are 11 staff members and students who are in quarantine. The school district plans to update its site regularly to keep…

Seven COVID-19 Cases Now Reporting, One Removed From County Count

The Washington County Health Department reported seven new cases of lab-confirmed COVID-19 positives on Friday, September 18. The residents include one female and two males ages 16-19 years old; one female in her 20s; two males in their 50s; and a female in her 80s. The health department also said a previously reported male in…

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