Photos: Dumpsters On Fire At Road Ranger In Okawville

  Emergency personnel were called to the Road Ranger truck stop in Okawville at approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon for reports of two Dumpsters on fire. Okawville Fire Department Washington County Ambulance and Okawville Police Department responded. According to Southern Illinois Fire Incidents, the Okawville Police Department advised tanker semi close by. And dumpster is fully engulfed close…

Video: Buzz Ritzel’s Game Tying Shot To Force Overtime

In case you missed it last night, here is the shot from Hornet junior Buzz Ritzel to force overtime at Pinckneyville. The Hornets would end up losing a thriller in overtime, 44-42. Check out the video here:     The Ritzel (@BuzzRitzel) game tying three. — The Nashville News (@NashNews) February 16, 2020

Photo: Swearing In New Deputies

Hamilton To Swim at Milikin University

By: Garrett Krohne On Wednesday evening, the Assembly Hall was the setting for another signing. This time, it was Nashville swimmer, Ana Hamilton, who signed on to swim at Millikin University in the fall of 2020. Hamilton kept it brief, but she was able to use one word to summarize her excitement, “Wow.” Hamilton…

Officials Investigate Death of Ashley Man

Updated with Sheriff Len Campbell’s comments and more details from the coroner, including victim’s name: Authorities are looking into the death of an Ashley resident whose body was found over the weekend. The body of 71-year-old David G. Woodrome was discovered by a friend who had come to visit him because he had not been seen…

Longtime Love: Couples At Friendship Manor Tell Their Epic Love Stories For Valentine’s Day

By Leah Williams In observance of Valentine’s Day this week, several residents at Friendship Manor in Nashville shared their love stories and how persistence during the rough times helped them achieve their happily ever afters. Richard Schwartzkopf met Betty while she was in high school. Richard stayed home and helped his family farm while…

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  • 12

    Farmer's Market

    7:00 am-11:00 am
    Washington County Courthouse
    171 W Court St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA
  • 12

    Open AA Meeting

    8:00 pm-9:00 pm
    First Presbyterian Church
    419 W St Louis St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    Open AA Meeting, First Presbyterian Church Nashville

  • 12

    Movie Night At The Library

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Nashville Public Library
    219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA
    • This one will have free popcorn, cookies & chips. Soda and water is available to purchase for 50 cents. Don’t miss it!September 5th: The Sun is Also a Star
      September 12th: Aladdin (2019 live-action)
      September 20th: MIB International
      September 30th: Secret Life of Pets 2
  • 13

    Okawville Wheat Festival

    All day
    Community Club Park
    511 S Hanover St, Okawville, IL 62271, USA
    The Okawville Wheat Festival and Parade is a three day event held every September in Okawville, IL, at the Community Club Park. Join us for some family fun with fair rides, games, exhibits, live music, plenty of food, and a parade! See you there 🙂

    Friday, September 13, 2019

    5:00 P.M.   Concession Stands Open

    5:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.  Single Ride Tickets

    6:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.  Ride Arm Bands

    7:00 P.M.    Bag Tournament   Sign up at 6:00 pm

    7:00 P.M.    Queen Pageant and Junior Miss Contest in High School

    8:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.  Free Outdoor Music by J. Christopher, Most Dangerous One Man Band

  • 13

    Bind And Illustrate Your Own Book

    5:00 pm-6:00 pm
    Nashville Public Library
    219 E Elm St, Nashville, IL 62263, USA

    Children 3rd-5th grade are invited to design and write their own book, which will be on display during our September Book Sale! This event will run on the Fridays of September.

  • 13

    Okawville Wheat Festival Pageant

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm
    Okawville High School
    400 S Hanover St, Okawville, IL 62271, USA

    Queen and Junior Miss Pageant

  • 14

    Okawville Wheat Festival

    All day
    504 N Front St, Okawville, IL 62271, USA

    Saturday, September 14, 2019

    11:00 A.M.   Concession Stands Open

    1:00 P.M.   Washer Tournament    Sign up at 12:00 pm

    2:00 P.M.    Young Farmers Activities

    2:00 P.M.    Local Talent Show

    2:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Ardy the Clown

    2:00 P.M.    Antique Tractor Pull

    2:00 P.M.    Large Exhibit Hall Opens

    3:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M.  Single Ride Tickets

    4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. Free Outdoor Music by the Venedy Band

    5:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.   Ride Arm Bands

    5:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M. Bingo

    8:00 P.M. – 12:00 A.M. Free Outdoor Music by Steel Creek Band

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