20 New COVID Cases Reported Over Two Day Period

October 30, 2020

The surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in Washington County continued with the reporting of 20 additional cases from Oct. 28 to 30, the Washington County Health Department said. The residents include three males under 1 year old; one female and seven males in their 20s; two females and two males in their 30s;…

All Hallow’s Eve: Trick Or Treat Hours For Local Communities

October 30, 2020

Event By Day: Friday: Hoyleton Trick-or-Treat times  6 to 8 p.m. Meier’s Trunk or Treat 6 to 8 p.m. Grace UMC Trunk or Treat 6 to 8 p.m. Tamaroa Trunk or Treat at Dollar General Pinckneyville Trick or Treat 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday: Nashville Trick or Treat 5 to 8 p.m. New Minden 5 to…

Poll: Do you support in-dining during Gov. Pritzker’s restrictions?

October 29, 2020

IHSA Board Decides To Defy Orders, Plans Go Ahead For Basketball Season

October 28, 2020

The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Board of Directors met for a special board meeting on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, where the Board provided the latest information on the IHSA’s winter sports season. The Board voted to move the sport of wrestling from the winter season to the summer season, which will run from April…

IHSA To Make Decision About Winter Sports At Board Meeting Tonight

October 28, 2020

The Illinois High School Association will be discussing its decision about winter sports this year during a special board meeting tonight, one day after Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced guidelines and marked basketball and other sports as high risk. Craig Anderson, IHSA Executive Director, released the following statement on October 27,…

Southern Illinois Winery Wins Top State Award For Second Straight Year

October 28, 2020

By Leah Williams [email protected] What started as a passing fancy has now fermented into something uniquely special. “We have a hobby that has just gone crazy,” Doug Palm, co-owner of Twelve Oaks Vineyard in rural Carlyle. “And now it’s just gone crazy.” When the vineyard won its first Governor’s Cup last year for its Hummingbird…

Winter sports restrictions announced

October 27, 2020

Winter sports restrictions announced Basketball, wrestling, hockey classified as ‘high-risk’ activities By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced new guidelines for youth and adult winter sports on Tuesday that temporarily put a halt to competitive basketball, hockey and wrestling events. Although participants…

Washington County Sees Another 11 Cases Reporting

October 27, 2020

The Washington County Health Department stated on Tuesday, October 27, that the county is reporting its new lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases. Over the past 24 hours, 11 new cases have been discovered, including a male younger than 5 years old; one male 16 to 19 years old; one female in her 20s; two females in their…

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