Washington County Now Over 200 COVID-19 Cases, 8 More Reported Over The Past 48 Hours

The Washington County Health Department reported 8 new lab-confirmed coronavirus cases in the county over the past 48 hours, according to a press release. The residents include two females in their 20s; one female in her 30s; one female in her 40s; two females in their 50s and one male in his 50s; and one…

Video: Car Versus Train Accident In Centralia

Here is a video from the train accident that occurred in Centralia on Wednesday, September 23. Centralia Police, Fire, and Life Star ambulance all responded to the Canadian National railroad crossing on Calumet between 4:30 and 5:00 p.m. Wednesday afternoon after a southbound CN freight train struck a westbound GMC Yukon SUV. The impact of…

Washington County Continues To Be Named On The State Warning List

For the third straight week, Washington County was among the counties the state has placed on a warning level. The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 24 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  A county enters a warning level when two or more…

Ashley Firefighter Receives Heart Association 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…

District 49 Notified Of Positive COVID-19 Case

Parents and guardians were sent emails notifying of a positive COVID-19 cases associated with Nashville District 49. Superintendent Mike Brink said the district has been in contact with the Washington County Health Department and close contacts have been notified. According to the school website and the email Wednesday, there is one active case in the…

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…

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…

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